Being based on preliminary study of Kunming famous temples during the Ming and Qing dynasties, field investigation was carried out about the framework of landscape, layout of waters, characteristic of structure and plant furnishing in Tanhua temple, Black Dragon Pool, Masijid of Shuncheng, Haiyuan temple and Golden Shrine which are famous temple garden in Kunming. A simple interpretation was drawn of artistic characteristics on temple garden in Kunming during the Ming and Qing dynasties via analytical investigation on many factors which influenced the development of garden of Dynasties of Ming and Qing. Then we have reviewed the elemental traits of temple garden built at that time, put forward some constructive suggestions on how to protect and develop those temple garden now still exist in Kunming.


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