Plaza of World Origin
Six stone columns, three circular Ａnd three square, stand in front of the Plaza of World Origin. On the three circular columns are carvings of the “tiger sheng,” “big gong sheng” Ａnd “small leopard sheng” traditional dances of the Yi people, while the three square columns depict the origin of day Ａnd night, the origin of the four seasons, the origin of all things between heaven Ａnd earth, the origin of the sun, moon Ａnd stars, Ａnd other elements. The carved stone murals are majestic Ａnd magnificent, Ａnd Ｆrom up close one could see how the intricate reliefs illustrate the quintessences of the time-honored culture of the people of Shuangbai. The handsome Apu Dumu, the forefather of the Yi people, is saving his people in the prehistoric era, Ａnd the ancient Yi people are performing the three bold Ａnd unconstrained “sheng” dances as a way to pray for the prolificness Ａnd prosperity of their race.