The hexagrams of bagua main building in Chengde Summer Resort, Hebei province


The investigation, site selection, positioning, layout, design and architecture of the summer resort, as well as the geography, environment, climate and water area, are closely related to the study of environment in the I Ching.The summer resort and the surrounding temples are planned according to the BOOK of Changes, extending from the center of the eight trigrams to eight directions, resulting in eight directions corresponding to the eight trigrams.Kan, bearing in the north, the first image is water.The northern part of the resort is lined with clusters of buildings whose names have one thing in common: water.Fangzhu linjiang flow, know the fish, double lake with mirror, rock watching fish, near and far spring sound, song water lotus fragrance, water clouds, cloud water state, Wenjin Pavilion, Lingze Dragon Temple……Fangzhu Linliu is one of the “thirty-six Views of the Kangxi Dynasty”. It was built between the forty-second and forty-seventh years of the Kangxi Dynasty (1703-1708). It is located on the natural stone bank of the west bank of Ruyi Lake in the north of Fangyuan Residence, east of the imperial road.Kangxi title “Fangzhu linliu flow”, poem praise: “Dike Liuting sand emerald Yin, qingliufang Zhuyue fan scale.A number of clusters clip shore mountain flowers, sitting alone near the valley of pity god.”The mirror with double lakes is one of the 36 views of Kangxi in Chengde Summer Resort. It was built from the 42nd year to the 47th year (1703 to 1708) of Kangxi in qing Dynasty.Fangyuan is located in the south, yuanquan sound in the north, Zhuyuan Temple in the west and Zhiyuji in the east.A stone embankment bridge, Linghu lying in the north and south, two wang lake like two mirrors, holding the embankment bridge.At both ends of the bridge, there is an archway, with Changhong drinking practice in the south and double lakes in the north.Fang Yi Li Bai poem: “River city picturesque, mountain at night looking clear sky.Two water clip mirror, double bridge rainbow.”Artistic conception and name.Here, the blue sky swims clouds, the sparrow flies around.Ao Han sway, white lotus graceful, pink and white, beautiful.The breeze sent xin, refreshing.A dike through the lake, double mirror reflecting scenery, three rare, rare trace of the world.Poem yun: Mountains separated by water baiquan Qi, clip mirror advection flower rain dike.Is not a natural stone shore, how can people make a carving.Wenjin Pavilion was built in the 39th year of The Reign of Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty (1774). Emperor Qianlong attached great importance to it and completed it in only one year.Wenjin pavilion imitated ningbo “Tianyi Pavilion”, one of China’s four library pavilions, with ingenious layout to create a quiet beauty.Wenjin Pavilion sits south, from south to north are the gate, rockery, pool, library pavilion, flower bed, quchi, mountain, day and moon viewing platform.Wenjin Pavilion maintains the magnificent architectural style of imperial garden architecture. The pavilions are mainly red and green in color, with grey bricks and blue tiles. It has both the solemnness of imperial garden and the delicacy and elegance of southern garden.Wenjin Pavilion is 16.28 meters high, with a black glazed tile roof and a tablet of “Wenjin Pavilion” written by Qianlong under the eaves.This plaque has been lost, and now we see the mud gold carving longheng plaque was written by Hu Zixiang, a local person in Chengde when it was rebuilt in 1954.Wenjin Pavilion is divided into two layers on the outside and three layers on the inside.The middle and lower two floors of the pavilion, extending a step before and after, constitute a gallery, just keep out the direct sunlight, so that the indoor are soft and diffuse light, not only suitable for the preservation of books, but also in the case of seeing the handwriting on the book to create a solemn and quiet atmosphere, so that people can concentrate on the book of sages.And more: Everything can be dangerousFlow without profit, risk without loss of faith.Wei Xin heng, but also to just.”The character of the Hexagrams is water. It is the last hexagrams in the eight diagrams, followed by gen hexagrams.Ancient City Planning, Geomantic Omen Theory and Practice in The Book of History

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