Yuxi Tonghai Xiushan Historical Cultural Park (AAAA)
After its inception in the first year of Yuanding's reign of Han Dynasty (116 B.C.), Xiushan was constructed in large scale in Tang Dynasty, and survived Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing, thus giving birth to the seven magnificent and ancient architectural clusters with distinct styles. Of its total area of 1,550,000 square meters, ancient buildings account for 55,000 square meters. The once sacred place organizing Zen events of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism is now one of the four well-known mountains in Yunnan. In addition, more than 250 pieces of plaques, couplets, steles, and inscriptions created by the celebrities, reputable artists and refined scholars of the past dynasties hung there have enriched the profound cultural milieu in these building complexes with a long history. That's why it's praised as "the mountain of plaques and sea of couplets" and "the finest across South Yunnan". Xiushan is covered with lush forest vegetations, and preserves its original biocoenosis. Harmonizing its abundant human and natural landscapes, and relying on its long heritage, with its rich ethnic and religious culture being the carrier, Xiushan has become a famed tourist attraction for centuries in south and central Yunnan.