Jianshui County

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Jianshui County
Chao Yang Lou, the old city gate of Jianshui, which now stands in the middle of town
Chao Yang Lou, the old city gate of Jianshui, which now stands in the middle of town
Jianshui County is located in Yunnan
Jianshui County
Jianshui County
Location within Yunnan, China
Coordinates: 23°37′N 102°50′E / 23.617°N 102.833°E / 23.617; 102.833
Country China
Province Yunnan
Prefecture Honghe
Area
 • Total 3,940 km2 (1,520 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 490,000
 • Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Postal code 654300
Area code(s) 0873
Website http://www.ynjs.gov.cn/

Jianshui County (Chinese: 建水县; pinyin: Jiànshuǐ Xiàn; Hani: Jeifsyu) is a city in Honghe prefecture, Yunnan province, China. It was historic center of the province and remains an important transportation crossroad.

Geography[edit]

To the east lies Jijie, to the west Shiping, to the southeast Gejiu and Yuanyang, to the north Tonghai.

Tourist attractions[edit]

  • Chao Yang Lou (Old City Gate), which is now preserved on a roundabout in the middle of town.
  • Hutongs or 'old neighbourhoods' with cobbled streets and stone wells.
  • Temple of Confucius, Jianshui - one of the largest Confucian temples in China, after that of Qufu, Shandong, Confucius' home town.
  • Seventeen Span Bridge (pinyin shi qi kong qiao), a Ming Dynasty bridge outside of the town
  • The restored Qing Dynasty mansion and garden of a wealthy family.
  • Ancient Buddhist towers.
Seventeen Span Bridge, which lies just outside of the town of Jianshui.
Street in central Jianshui

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 23°37′N 102°50′E / 23.617°N 102.833°E / 23.617; 102.833