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Introduction to Longevity Palace of Phoenix Ancient Town, China

Wanshou Palace is a grand view of architecture and art in a palace and terraces located in Shawan, the ancient city of Phoenix, Hunan Province. Wanshou Palace, also known as Jiangxi Guild Hall, was built by Jiangxi merchants who came to Phoenix during the Qianlong period of the Qing Dynasty.

The ancient city of Phoenix was built in the 35th year of Jiajing in the Ming Dynasty (1556) and has a history of more than 400 years. The ancient city towers of the east gate and the north gate are still in existence. There are bluestone streets in the city, wooden stilts on the riverside, and buildings such as Chaoyang Palace, Ancient City Museum, Yang Family Ancestral Hall, Shen Congwen’s Former Residence, Xiong Xiling’s Former Residence, Tianwang Temple, Dacheng Hall, and Wanshou Palace.

Historical origin
Wanshou Palace, also called Jiangxi Guild Hall, was built by Jiangxi people who did business in Fenghuang in the 20th year of Qianlong in the Qing Dynasty (1755).

In the fourth year of Xianfeng (1854), Yang Si built the Xiachang Pavilion on the west side; in the 17th year of the Republic of China (1928), he built Yanglou on the north side of the gate. It has formed a complex of buildings with exquisite and unique design and exquisite carvings. There are more than 4,000 square meters of temples, more than 20 houses, or flying eaves and corners, or roaming in corridors, or crouching dragons in the sky, or strange beasts, which can be said to be the architectural art of the temple.

Architectural style
The Longevity Palace forms a large-scale architectural complex with exquisite and unique design and exquisite carvings. Adjacent to the gate and the tall gate building as a whole, there is Yanglou in the north and Xiachang Pavilion in the west. Above the 9 steps inside the gate stands the main hall, and then the main hall.

On the right side of the main hall are the Xiaogong Hall, Yan Gong Hall, the God of Wealth Hall, the kitchen, and the room; on the left there are Meilang, Tianfu, Leizu Hall, Xuanyuan, Wei Tuo, Guanyin Hall and the living room. There are more than 4,000 square meters of palaces and more than 20 houses, or flying eaves and corners or roaming corridors, or crouching dragons in the sky, or strange beasts flying on the ground. It is simply a gathering of palaces and platforms, and a grand architectural art.

Layout structure
The main hall of Wanshou Palace is a row of rigorously structured buildings. The front is the main hall, with a pair of meticulously carved stone lions on both sides; the back is the main hall, with a plaque hanging high on the horizontal mark in front of the hall, inscribed with four powerful characters “Tie Zhu Gong Chong”. The 22 pillars of the main hall are connected by beams and foreheads to form a large-span wooden frame.

Small green tile roof, hard mountain roof. The top ridge is stacked with moiré, flower, and animal patterns, and the two ends are built with horns. The center crown is a glass garden gourd top. The double dragon is embedded with red, orange, yellow, blue, purple and other colored tiles. Among the clouds, it is quite spectacular.

There is a statue of Lord Jingyang Xu Zhenjun. In the summer and autumn season, if the weather is clear, the setting sun will shine on the surface of the Shuimenkou River in the upper reaches of the Tuojiang River.

As the setting sun moves westward, the reflected light gradually spreads over the true monarch’s body. Because the head of the god is all decorated with red gold, under the reflection of the setting sun, the god is shining golden, seeming to be moving and lifelike. Visitors are on the scene, seeing this scene, there will be a sense of mystery in a daze.

Geographic location
Located in Shawan, the ancient city of Phoenix, in front of the Tuojiang River, backed by National Highway 209 leading to Huaihua, the door looks at the magnificent icon of the ancient Phoenix City-Hongqiao Fengyu Tower, and on the left is Wanming Tower. “Langyuan”.

Phoenix Ancient Town
The ancient city of Phoenix, a national historical and cultural city, was once praised by the famous New Zealand writer Louis Alley as the most beautiful town in China. It is adjacent to Dehang Miao Village in Jishou, Mengdong River in Yongshun, and Fanjing Mountain in Guizhou. It is the only way between Huaihua, Jishou and Tongren in Guizhou.

The scenery of the ancient city of Fenghuang organically integrates the natural and humanistic characteristics, and the heaviness after perspective may be the essence of its charm to attract tourists from all directions. The existing “Phoenix Ancient City”, which was called one of the most beautiful small cities in China by New Zealand writer Louis Alley, was built in the Kangxi period of the Qing Dynasty. This “Pearl of Xiangxi” is a veritable “small”, so small that there is only one decent thing in the city. Main street, but it is a green promenade.

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