Guan Yu Temple, lying on the Xiejia Mountain near the south gate of the Jingzhou ancient city, was built by Jingzhou people to commemorate Guan Yu. The local people hope to educate future generations to learn from the loyalty, righteousness, benevolence, and courage of Guan Yu. Guan Yu Temple is an important attraction in the ancient city of Jingzhou. After passing through the mountain gate which has overhanging eaves, tourists can climb the 33-step stone "ladder" to reach the main hall of Guan Yu Temple. The 33-step stone ladder originates from the local folklore of "Opening the Tianmen on March 3rd," meaning that he who gets to the 33-step stone ladder will take a new step in his life.