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Buddhist Temple in Xī Shān

Huátíng Temple

At the foot of the climb, about 15km from Kūnmíng, is Huátíng Temple, a country temple of the Nanzhao kingdom believed to have been constructed in the 11th century. It’s one of the largest in the province and its nu…
Historic Site in Xī Shān

Dragon Gate

Close to the top of the mountain is Dragon Gate, a group of grottoes, sculptures, corridors and pavilions that were hacked from the cliff between 1781 and 1835 by a Taoist monk and co-workers, who must have been han…
Taoist Temple in Xī Shān

Sānqīng Gé

Sānqīng Gé, near the top of the mountain, was a country villa of a Yuan dynasty prince, and was later turned into a temple dedicated to the three main Taoist deities (sānqīng refers to the highest level of Taoist ‘e…
Buddhist Temple in Xī Shān

Tàihuá Temple

The road from Huátíng Temple winds 2km from up to the Ming Dynasty Tàihuá Temple. The temple courtyard houses a fine collection of flowering trees, including magnolias and camellias. A combined ¥25 ticket gets you i…