Stone Tablet in
Memory of Kublai Khan's Conquest of Yunnan
tablet is situated at the site of the Third Month Fair
near the foot of Zhonghe Peak of Cangshan, west of Dali.
It was erected in the 8th year (1304) of the Dade era
of the Yuan Dynasty. The tablet is formed by two pieces
of rock, 4.44 metres high and 1.65 metres wide. More
than 1,300 characters were carved, and the characters
are still legible today. The title of the tablet consisting
of eight Chinese seal characters (meaning the tablet
commemorating Kublai Khan's conquest of Yunnan) were
carved horizontally on the upper part of the tablet.
The inscriptions vividly describe the expedition led
by Emperor Kublai Mian in the second year (1252) of
the Xianzong era of the Yuan Dynasty. It records the
deeds, the expedition routes and how Dali Kingdom was
conquered and Yunnan province established. It is a very
important source material for the study of the politics,
the military affairs and the history of Yunnan in the
early days of the Yuan Dynasty.
Cloth with Wax
In Hongshengsi Temple
In Memory Of Kublai Khan's Conquest Of Yunnan