- Categories:Provincial research
- Time of issue:2020-05-18 00:00:00
The Zhili Governor's Office, firstly built in the seventh year of the Emperor Yongzheng’s reign (A.D.1729), was the working venue for the top military and administrative officer of Zhili Province (today’s Hebei Province) in Qing Dynasty, and is now the only existing provincial administrative building complex that is relatively well preserved as a whole.
Covering an area of 30,000 square meters and facing south, the whole complex was strictly built according to the architectural rules of Qing Dynasty, divided by north and south paths, which were usually used for sounding the night watches, and three north-south paths, called eastern, central and western lines. The main buildings are along the central line, including the imperatorial main hall, the solemn second hall, the elegant official residence and garden-like main quarters. Along the eastern and western lines are auxiliary buildings such as the officer’s courtyard, guest rooms, the flower hall, the arrow path, etc., all of which feature fabric tiles and flush gable roofs, making it a typical administrative building complex in north China.
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