Impression of ancient city

Impression of ancient city

bell tower and drum tower

Release time:2021-07-27 15:40:34 Number of views:82

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  [bell and Drum Tower]

  Also known as Lingxiao tower, the shape comes from the corner tower of the Royal Garden in the Qing Dynasty. The building is tall, handsome and beautifully constructed. In addition to carving beams and painting buildings, couplets and calligraphy are especially worth appreciating. Under the "Xingren" plaque on the east side of the stair base, you can try to find the "bullet hole". On the east side, you can find a "shell" embedded on the wall. Although they are not real historical relics, they remind us to deal with the stories that have happened in history. From the 12th year of Yongzheng in the Qing Dynasty (1734) to the first year of the Republic of China in 2008, the bell and Drum Tower has been performing its duties continuously. The residents of the whole city can hear the sound of reporting the time from here every morning and evening. In the age when there were no clocks and watches, people arranged a one-day living. The construction history of the bell and Drum Tower was first built in the 12th year of Yongzheng (1734) of the Qing Dynasty. It was repaired twice during the reign of Qianlong. It was destroyed by the war of the Qing army to suppress the Hui uprising in the 10th year of Xianfeng (i860). Only the Taiji base was rebuilt in the 3rd year of Guangxu (1877), which took four years to complete. It was demolished again during the cultural revolution, In 1992, the Hui uprising, the story of Huili, was restored. In the 10th year of Xianfeng of the Qing Dynasty (1860), Du Wenxiu, leader of the Hui uprising army in Dali, Yunnan, sent GUI Jifu and Li Yanqing (both Huili people) to lead troops to conquer Huili County. The Qing Dynasty mobilized troops to besiege the uprising army in the city. The rebel army held on for nearly ten months. Finally, due to the lack of backup and the local treachery, the rebel leaders split internally and finally retreated. GUI Jifu was killed by Li Yanqing, Li Zuoxi. After 100 years of interruption, the traditional ceremony of morning bell and evening drum has been restored since 2012. At 7:30 every morning and evening, climb the bell and Drum Tower. You can listen to the bell and drum chime with a sense of crossing and enjoy the sunrise and sunset of Huili ancient city. The sky of Huili is very blue. You can often meet gorgeous morning clouds and sunset. If you are a photography lover, I believe you can take many good photos. On traditional festivals such as Spring Festival, Lantern Festival, Tomb Sweeping Day, Dragon Boat Festival and Mid Autumn Festival, a blessing ceremony will be held on the bell and Drum Tower.


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  [construction history of Bell and Drum Tower]

  It was founded in the 12th year of Yongzheng of the Qing Dynasty (1734)

  It was repaired twice during the reign of Emperor Qianlong

  In the 10th year of Xianfeng (i860), it was destroyed by the war of the Qing army to suppress the Hui uprising, leaving only taijizuo

  It was rebuilt in the 3rd year of Guangxu (1877) and took four years to complete

  It was demolished again during the cultural revolution and rebuilt in 1992


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  [Hui Li's story of Hui people's uprising]

  In the 10th year of Xianfeng of the Qing Dynasty (1860), Du Wenxiu, leader of the Hui people's uprising army in Dali, Yunnan, sent GUI Jifu and Li Yanqing (both Huili people) to lead troops to conquer Huili County,

  The Qing Dynasty mobilized a large army to besiege the rebels in the city. After ten months, the rebel army was divided, followed by the local leader, and finally defeated. GUI Jifu was killed by Li Yanqing. Li was also executed after he surrendered to the Qing army. Most of the houses in the city were destroyed by gunfire. A few rebels held on to the bell and Drum Tower for half a month and ran out of food and water. Finally, the Qing army set fire to the bell and Drum Tower and all the rebels died. After the Qing army occupied the county, it carried out a bloody crackdown on the Hui people. "Don't ask the bandits, don't ask the bandits, just ask the Hui people, and don't return". The Hui people in the city were expelled and killed... History was so cruel and thought-provoking.