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Written on the road to Guangning, 1743(廣寧道中作,1743) Teiser, Stephen; Bai, Zhaojie; Li, Jing; Lu, Guobin; Zhang, Yuanjing; He, Shuyue


This stele is located on the front eastern side of the Hall of Imperial Incense (御香殿) at Beizhen Temple. The size of this stele is 253cm (body height), 109cm (width), and 29cm (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 “Written on the Road to Guangning”, which refers to a seven-syllable quatrain composed and calligraphed by Emperor Qianlong in the 8th year of his reign (1743) while passing through Guangning on his first eastern tour.

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