The Lizhengmen of Chengde Mountain Resort, Hebei, is the main palace gate of the villa. There are three square door openings under the door, and one in the middle is for the emperor to come and go. On the left front of Lizhengmen’s gate, there is a vertical stele with the inscription: “Officials wait, so dismount.”
People are called officials dismounting steles.
It is said that it was written by Qianlong in the Qing Dynasty. At that time, every year Qianlong had to live in the Summer Resort for a few days, and Chengde became the second political center after Beijing. In addition to handling government affairs, Qianlong also went to Mulan paddock for hunting and entertainment. At that time, an officer of any size was going to enter the summer resort to pilgrimage to Qianlong, and had to dismount before the monument at the entrance of the summer resort.
After Qianlong’s death, this rule remained unchanged. During the Qing Dynasty’s demise, during the period of the Republic of China, some official officials had to dismount and disembark to show respect for Lord Qianlong. Later, this rule gradually became a joke and history, not to mention officials, even the plain-headed people passed by, and would not get off the horse.
In the spring of this year, a senior official from Beijing visited and inspected Chengde Mountain Resort. After seeing the “Employees wait for dismissal” stele of the emperor Qianlong, I couldn’t help but publish a high-level argument. There are no exceptions such as feudal bad habits, monarchy, unequal hierarchy, and ugly human nature.
The strange thing is that the senior man hasn’t finished speaking. Suddenly his legs softened and he knelt straight down. The person next to him didn’t know what was going on. He hurried over to help him, but found that he was stiff and his legs were like two dead trees. It was very difficult to stand up again. 120 was rushed, and the medical staff took him to Chengde Hospital with a stretcher. The doctor didn’t find anything wrong, and the next day was fine.
After four or five months, news came suddenly from Beijing that the senior official was taken down by the procuratorate because of corruption. The Chengde people said: “This kind of person has a set of mouths and a set of hearts. He does not dismount, who dismounts?”
This story is told by a taxi driver in Chengde. I don’t know if it’s true or false, but I know that the senior official has indeed been put in prison. The taxi driver also said: “Now there is a very interesting phenomenon in Chengde. Some local and foreign officials came to visit the summer resort, either circumnavigating far away from the monument, or just before the monument. The car walks. There are some officials who have done bad things with their own spirits, but they dare not come to the summer resort…”
I don’t know if the taxi driver is true or false? !