After breakfast, drive about 5 hours to Jianshui, one of the famous historical and cultural city in China. With a history of over 1,200 years, it still retains the traditional style of the original town Upon your arrival, spend the whole day to visit the cultural heritages of this city and be impressed by its reputation as the "Museum of Ancient Buildings".
First, head to the heart of Jianshui ancient city to visit the third largest Confucius Temple in China. Built with a traditional Chinese architectural style, Jianshui Confucius Temple enjoys a history of more than 700 years. Compared with the Confucius temples in other places of China, This place is very special as it is a display of the cultural mixture of the Han and the other ethnic groups of South Yunnan. Next you will walk around this city. See the well preserved ancient buildings and the daily life of local people.
In the evening, visit the Chaoyang Gateway Arch, which is the landmark of Jianshui. Renowned as the "Small Tiananmen Tower", the gateway arch features the traditional architectural style with big poles, a three-eaves saddle roof and wood carved doors. During the sunset time, the bell will resounds through the whole town, telling people not to forget about the history of the ancient city.