Guanglu Ancient Town in Yaoan County, Chuxiong
Guanglu Ancient Town has the profound cultural accumulation with many ancient buildings and ancient relics.
Chinese Name: 姚安光禄古镇
Chinese Pinyin: Yaoan Guanglu Guzhen
English Name: Guanglu Old Town in Yaoan County, Chuxiong
Attraction Type: Ancient Town
Seasons: Four seasons
Recommended Visiting Time: 2-3 hours
Opening Time: All day long
Admission Fee: Free
Location: 12 kilometers north of Yao'an County, Chuxiong Prefecture, Yunnan Province (云南省楚雄州姚安县北部12公里处)
Why is Guanglu Ancient Town So Special
Guanglu Ancient Town has the profound cultural accumulation with many ancient buildings and ancient relics. There is Longhua Temple(龙华寺), which was built in the Tianyou Period of the Tang Dynasty(唐朝天佑年间). The main building of the Tribal Command(军民总管府) (one type of the agencies created to administer southwestern aboriginal groups) in Yao’an Road of the Yuan Dynasty is still in existence. the Wenchang Palace of the Qing Dynasty was exquisitely crafted. During the Republic of China, the Gao Xuejun Ancestral Hall(高雪君祠), as a combination of Chinese and Western elements, was built with a unique architectural pattern. The overall layout of the old residential buildings in Beita Street(北塔街) is unique, with complete structure of “回” character and unique architectural pattern. Guanglu Ancient Town has a long history, with beautiful mountains and rivers, numerous scenic spots and historical sites.
Where is Guanglu Ancient Town
Guanglu Ancient Town is located 12 kilometers north of Yao’an County, Chuxiong Prefecture, Yunnan Province. It has a long history, beautiful mountains and rivers, numerous historical sites, and many high-quality tourist attractions.
How to Get There
After arriving in Yaoan County, taxi or car rental is the best way to get to Guanglu Ancient Town, which takes about 19 minutes.
Best Time to Go
Guanglu Ancient Town is a small town dominated by historic culture and farming culture. Throughout the year, the pastoral scenery changes can show different natural views in spring, summer, autumn and winter, which forms the beautiful idyllic scenery. It is suitable to visit Guanglu Ancient Town at any time.
Yaoan Longhua Temple
Yao’an Longhua Temple is located in 12 kilometers north of Yaoan County, the foothill of Xishan Mountain, Guanglu Town. The shape of the Xishan Mountain is like a dragon, and the mountain is known as Longhuashan Mountain(龙华山) by the locals.
Zijiuhai Sea was built in the early years of Ming Hongwu(明洪武), which has been more than 600 years. It is said that Zijiuhai Sea was excavated by the groups led by Zijiu(自九), the leader of the Yi nationality. There is a peninsula on the east bank of the sea, which is surrounded by the long embankment .
Defeng Temple is located in Defeng Road, Dongchuan Town, Yao’an County, Chuxiong City, Yunnan Province, which is a group of ancient buildings, built in the second year of Ming Yongle(明永乐二年,1404 AD). It is the ancient architectural group of Sanzhongtang(三重堂). It is a contemporary building with the Forbidden City in Beijing. It is the most complete one of the existing Ming Dynasty Dougong buildings(斗拱建筑) in Yunnan Province.