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Jingjiang Prince Palace

Jingjiang Prince Palace
Jingjiang Prince Palace, Guilin
Jingjiang Prince Palace, Guilin China
Jingjiang Prince Palace

Jingjiang Princes Palace is the home of one of the enthroned princes in the Ming dynasty. The palace is magnificent and grandly walled. As it is actually an inner city occupied by the princes and their families, it is called the Princes City. Occupying an area of 20 hectares, the construction of the palace began in 1372. Erecting from the royal garden is the dignified Solitary Beauty Peak, the king of Guilin peaks. Since Zhu Shouqian, the grand-nephew of the pioneer emperor of the Ming dynasty, was enthroned as the Jingjiang Prince, there had been 14 Jingjiang Princes of 11 generations that lived in the city. In the Qing dynasty, the city compound was used as the Provincial Examination House. In the period of Republic of China, Dr. Sun Yat-sen once headquartered here for his North Expedition. Later on, it became the provincial capital office of Guangxi province, It is the best preserved princes city in the country.

Chengyun Palace
Chengyun Palace is one of the main buildings in the city, which is used as administration office. The construction of the building began in 1372 AD. The Chengyun Palace site later became the office of the Guangxi government. The grand foundation, the carved-stone railings and steps are the reminders of the glory of the past.

Confucius Temple
The ancient scholars must offer their sacrifices to Confucius before taking the provincial test in the examination house. They prayed for the sage ans men of virtue to bledd them to win the test. It is said that Confucius Temple next to the Examination House was highly efficacious.

Guangxi Examination House
A palace blessed with good Fengshui (Chinese astronology, means good location, good fortune) and numerous top scholars made its fame beat all in the Qing dynasty. The site has been restored as a simulating imperial testing house where tourists can take part in the exam and have great fun.

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