Jianshui County

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Jianshui County

建水县

Lin'an (临安)
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 is located in Yunnan
Jianshui
Jianshui
Location of the seat in Yunnan
Coordinates: 23°37′N 102°50′E / 23.617°N 102.833°E / 23.617; 102.833Coordinates: 23°37′N 102°50′E / 23.617°N 102.833°E / 23.617; 102.833
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceYunnan
Autonomous prefectureHonghe
Area
 • Total3,940 km2 (1,520 sq mi)
Population
 • Total490,000
 • Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Postal code
654300
Area code(s)0873
Websitewww.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[citation needed] and remains an important transportation crossroad. Previously, it has been known as Lin'an (Chinese: 临安) or Huili (Chinese: 惠历); today, the name Lin'an Town is retained by Jianshui's county seat.

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 East City Gate), Formerly known as Yinghuimen, Located at the eastern end of Lin'an Road, southeast of the county town. Built in the 22nd year of Hongwu in the Ming Dynasty (1389).
  • 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.
  • Shuanglong Bridge (pinyin 'shuang long qiao), commonly known as Seventeen Span Bridge, a Qing Dynasty bridge outside of the town.It is located 5 kilometers west of the town, where the Minjiang River and the Luochong River meet.
  • Zhu's Garden, The restored Qing Dynasty The homes and ancestral homes built by the brothers Zhu Xiqing in the late Qing Dynasty.
  • Ancient Buddhist towers, like Chongwen Tower.
  • Tuanshan Residence, an ancient Yi village which is located 13 kilometers west of Jianshui Ancient City.
  • The Swallow Cave, Located in the mountain gorge 22 kilometers east of Jianshui County, Named after a million large white-waisted swallows nest in the cave.

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