Confucian Temple


This sizeable and well-kept temple is dominated by its statue of Confucius. The temple was where local candidates sat the notoriously difficult imperial examinations, in which Weishan had a proud history of success.

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1. Menghua Old Home

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This great courtyard home, now owned by the government, is Weishan's best-preserved slice of architecture and also acts as a modest museum displaying…

2. Xinggong Tower

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Built originally in the Ming dynasty in the year 1390, as the Han Chinese extended their reach into Yunnan. It's not possible to enter or climb this bell…

3. Gongchen Tower


Looming over the centre of town, this drum tower dates back to the 14th century and remains the very symbol of Weishan. Ascend the stone ramparts from the…

4. Nanzhao Museum

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Architecture and artefacts describe the rise and importance of the Nanzhao kingdom, as well as offer brief introductions to the many ethnic groups that…

5. Wēibǎo Shān

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Weibao Mountain, about 10km south of Weishan, has a relatively easy hike to its peak at around 2500m. During the Ming and Qing dynasties it was the zenith…