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Written on the road to Guangning, 1783(廣寧道中作,1783) Jia, Jinhua; Yang, Zhaohua; Li, Lin; Yuan, Xiaoli; Tian, Menglu


This stele is located on the west side of the courtyard behind the Hall of Divine Horses (神馬殿) and in front of the Hall of Imperial Incense (御香殿) at Beizhen Temple. The size of this stele is 209cm (body height), 92cm (width), and 24cm (depth). The body of this stele is in perfect condition. This stele sits on a tortoise-shaped base and has a dragon forehead without inscriptions. The title of this stele is “[A Poem] Following the Rhyme of the Imperial Grandfather, [Written while] Gazing at Mount Yiwulü [when Passing through Guangning] for the Third Time”, which refers to a five-syllable regulated verse composed and calligraphed by Emperor Qianlong in the ninth month of the 48th year of his reign (1783) while passing through Guangning on his fourth eastern tour.

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