Benzhu are local protector deities in the Dali area, their worship is a key element of Bai identity.
In the Dali area, almost every Bai village has a Benzhu Temple, the home of a local protector spirit. These protector spirits are mostly historic figures, such as local heros, kings, generals or others who have through good deeds won the adulation of the local population.
Each Benzhu usually has his own festival day, with activities varying greatly from place to place.
银桥镇五里桥村沙栗木庄本主庙: this village lies south of Yinqiao between the highways.
The temple has been carefully renovated recently, it looks like one of the more successful renovations.