The Jianshui Confucius Temple, the biggest temple
in Yunnan Province, is Located near the north Gate to Jianshui.
Its scale is second only to that of the Qufu Confucius temple in
Shandong Province and is now one of the provincial historical
relics. It is recorded that the Jianshui Confucius Temple was
built in 1285.The temple covers an area of 114mu, imitating the
style of the Qufu Confucius Temple, namely, a central - axis
structure like a palace. This complex includes a main hall, two
side - halls, three pavilions, four gates, five clan halls and
eight memorial archways, all of which are kept in gook splendid.
The temple is surrounded with trees giving it a solemn appearance.
On the western side of the temple, there are two symbiotic trees.
It is said that they were planted in the Yuan Dynasty. One is a
cypress and the other is a banyan, which forms the unique picture
''Marshal Wan embracing Miss Bai''.