Caoxi Temple, at the foot of Longshan Mountain, is located on the west shore of Tanglangchuan River in Wenquan Town of Anning County.

曹溪寺 Caoxi Temple, Wenquan, Anning, Kunming, Yunnan

The temple remains the architectural styles of the Song and Yuan Dynasty. On the dome of the main hall is a round opening through which moonlight penetrates to the Buddha image, hence the saying “Moon reflection on the Buddha’s navel” on the night of Mid-autumn after a cycle of 60 years. “The Huayan statues of the three sages” carved in wood in the back hall are works of the Song Dynasty.