Confucian Temple in Jīmíngyì

Temple of the God of Literature

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 temples, it also served as the local school.
Taoist Temple in Jīmíngyì

Tàishān Temple

This temple is dedicated to Bixia, the goddess of Tài Shān. The paintings here, Jīmíngyì's largest collection of Ming murals, depict the life of the goddess. They were whitewashed – some say for protection – during …
Historic Site in Jīmíngyì

Jīmíngyì City Walls

Ascend the East Gate or West Gate and circle the walls for fine views of the town, the surrounding fields and Cock's Crow Mountain (鸡鸣山; Jīmíng Shān), standing to the northwest.
Buddhist Temple in Jīmíngyì

Temple of Eternal Tranquility

The largest and oldest temple in the area sits atop Cock's Crow Mountain (鸡鸣山; Jīmíng Shān), which overlooks the town to the northwest. It's still an active monastery and a large and lively festival is held here dur…
Taoist Temple in Jīmíngyì

God of Wealth Temple

Pop into this tiny edifice to pray for fabulous riches or to check out the fabulous Ming mural, uncovered in 2012. Depicting an ancient bank (票号; piàohào), if you look closely you'll also see five foreigners and a q…
Museum in Jīmíngyì

Jīmíngyì Museum

Opened in 2015, this tiny museum near the East Gate contains a few photos, artefacts, and the like. There's little English signage, though it's worth a peek. Admission is included with entry to the town.