Jianchuan County History

Jianchuan has a long history, splendid culture. As early as more than 3000 years ago, ancestors of Jianchuan complete the spanned by the history of the stone age to the bronze age firstly, founded the Yunnan bronze culture “and” rice farming culture of the precedent, as early as in the Qin and Han Dynasties more than 2000 years ago, Jianchuan has become an important transportation hub of Southern Silk Road “Shu Hindu road” and “tea horse road”, early with the Central Plains, Southeast Asia and in central and West Asia region occurred trade and cultural exchanges.During the Ming and Qing Dynasties, education flourished.  Therefore,Jianchuan was known for the “literature of the state”. At the same time, Jianchuan Grottoes art became more and more famous, wood carving craft exquisite, therefore the Ministry of Culture named itthe “township of wood carving art”.