God of Wealth Temple

Pop into this tiny edifice to pray for fabulous riches or to check out the marvellous Ming mural, uncovered in 2012. It depicts an ancient bank (票号, piàohào); if you look closely you'll also see five foreigners and a qílín (麒麟; a mythical Chinese animal) in the lower left-hand corner, on their way to China to do business.

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1. Jimingyi City Walls

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Ascend the East Gate or West Gate and circle the walls for fine views of the town, the surrounding fields and Jiming Mountain (鸡鸣山, Jīmíng Shān), standing…

2. Temple of the God of Literature

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This simple Ming dynasty temple is dedicated to the god of literature, whom scholars called upon to help with the imperial exams. Like many Confucian…

3. Taishan Temple

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This temple is dedicated to Bixia, the goddess of Tai Shan. The paintings here, Jimingyi's largest collection of Ming murals, depict the life of the…

4. Jimingyi Post Museum

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This small, relatively new museum near the East Gate contains a few photos and artefacts related to the history of the postal system here. There's some…

5. Jiming Mountain

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Dominating the skyline to the northwest of the town, Jimingyi's namesake mountain means Cock's Crow Mountain, and is topped by the largest and oldest…