Jianshui located in southeast Yunnan, 220 kilometers southeast of Kunming and 117 kilometer northeast of Yuanyang. With a 1200-year history, Jianshui is rich in cultural heritage from the ancient time.
Moreover, it is one of the earliest developed cities in south Yunnan that enjoys the fame of being an ancient cultural city and important gateway. Since the Yuan Dynasty, it was the political, cultural and communication center in south Yunnan. The age-old history, splendid culture and glorious tradition have produced many historic sites in Jianshui. With more than 100 ancient temples, 50 ancient bridges and 56 state-protection cultural relics, Jianshui enjoys the fame ‘the Museum of Ancient Constructions’, which highlights the ancient Chinese culture and art.