This museum is one of many very unique museums within the walls of an ancient city. The relics are beautiful and well preserved and the information provided is very interesting if you are into history! Some of the English signs are not accurate at all, but you can still get an idea of what they are trying to say.
The first impression of Pingyao County Ya is that it is big. It is 130 meters wide in East and West and 200 meters long in North and south. Previously, most of the ancient buildings were temples, pagodas, gardens and private houses. For the first time, such government offices as county government offices were seen. Moreover, Pingyao county government offices were well preserved. Pingyao County Ya's behavior adds a lot of knowledge about ancient Ya's office. County Ya has a wall, but unlike many private courtyards, the wall is outside the gate, and the street south of the wall is named Zhaobi South Street. On the right side of the gate, there is an arcade extending into the streets and alleys. There is a romantic name, called Rain Tower, which can be visited from the courtyard of the county government. Unfortunately, we didn't think of it until we left the gate of the county government, so we had to stop. Entering the gate, facing a wide courtyard, the building on the right platform is the core of the lobby, with the plaque "the mirror hangs high" which is also the venue for performance every afternoon. The performers are all older people. Although it is a play imitating the ancient trial of people's accusers, the lines are quite modern, with some humorous lines inserted. Both sides inherited the name of the six ministries of the central government and built "six houses". Now many cultural relics related to the ancient official culture are displayed. After the lobby, we know that there was another two halls, in fact, most of the county office time in the two halls. The prison in Pingyao County Ya Nei is also worth visiting. The original prison is divided into high-end and economic, high-end like caves, good lighting, ventilation; economic prison heavy criminals, black paint, it is said that the walls are quicksand, if you want to break the wall to escape from prison, will be buried by quicksand. The County government's prison was still in use for a while after liberation. In addition, there are judicial historical materials and ancient torture exhibition halls in the county government. The changes of various names and instruments of punishment have opened people's eyes. The cruelty of punishment is also shocking. After watching, we feel deeply. We observed that guides who took people to visit the county government would punch in at some points. We guess that the measures introduced to prevent the guides from being lazy can be seen from them that the management of the order of Pingyao scenic spot is still very standardized.
Pingyao Ancient County Ya is our first stop to Pingyao. After entering the door is the lobby where the county decree was tried in the past. The plaque with a bright mirror hanging high hangs in the middle. Under it is a picture of the sea water sunrise, which symbolizes the clear as the sea water and the bright as the sun. On both sides stood the water and fire ruthless stick, the whole hall was majestic. The two sides of the main hall have now been transformed into small museums, which display the official clothes of Ming and Qing dynasties. We can understand the corresponding official ranks and salary standards of the complements on the official clothes of Ming and Qing dynasties. Through the lobby is the second hall, in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, the second hall can be heard without kneeling to answer the place, equivalent to the mediation room now. After the Second Hall, there are three halls, also known as the Inner Hall, which mainly deal with cases that can not be heard in public. The "Three Halls'Meeting" we are familiar with is actually the matter of hearing cases in the Inner Hall. In addition to the main hall, the whole hanging house also includes prisons, classrooms and other places, showing the full picture of justice and administration in the Qing Dynasty and the Qing Dynasty. However, there is only the foundation part left in the fast-building of the three-class government service. The fast-class government service is comparable to the work of the modern criminal police force, and the loss of the class room is slightly regrettable. When visiting, you can pay more attention to the plaque. For example, diligence means diligence and prudence for officials, and prudence means wisdom and wisdom for officials. In addition, the most people have a sense of identity is the plaque engraved with the personality of the natural kingdom. Natural reason can't be independent of the national and legal conditions. It is a truth that has remained unchanged in all ages.
Pingyao Ancient County Ya, located in the ancient city of Pingyao, was the official office of Pingyao County Order at that time. The County Ya was built in the first six years of Yuan to Zhengzhou (1346), and rebuilt in the third year of Hongwu in Ming Dynasty (1370). So far, it has a history of more than 600 years. The whole Yamen is large in scale, including the lobby, the second hall, the inner house, the flower hall, the Changping warehouse, the Zanhou Temple, the land temple, the prison, the public house, the Ten Kings Temple, Hong Shanyi, the Supervisory and Arresting Hall and other hall facilities. The main buildings of this ancient county government have couplets, such as the lobby couplets - "eating people's food and wearing people's clothes can deceive the people themselves is the people", "getting an official or losing an official is not humiliating, not to mention that an official or useless place depends on an official"; the two courtyard couplets "and the people have a destiny to come to this place", "period of inches of conscience is worthy of the people". The back garden of the county government and the sightseeing building in the county government are also very beautiful. There are ponds, bridges and pavilions in the back garden, which are very unique. The sightseeing building needs to climb up in the county government, and you can see the East and west streets upstairs. Guxianya will regularly and regularly perform the tourism performance of "the County lord's ascension to the court to adjudicate the case" every day. The time of performance every day - "9:30, 11:00, 15:30 (sometimes on holidays and weekends, there will be an additional performance or adjust the performance time). Visitors who want to see the performance should seize the place opposite the county Lord in advance. This is the best place to watch the performance. The second stop of Pingyao Ancient City is also the longest time to visit. It's especially good. It's worth visiting.
Unexpectedly, a small county Ya, which is so big! A large square in front of the lobby corresponds to six classrooms. At 3:30 p.m., there is a performance of the county hall. There are two halls, the inner hall and the fairy building behind. To the west, there are fast-track houses, horse-band houses, foot-band buildings, and prisons, as well as all kinds of torture tools. Look carefully at people! To the East are gardens, warehouses, Zanhou temples, land temples and city buildings, but here, you can climb up from the county government to listen to the rain tower (Guanfeng Tower) and watch a county government performance. It took you an hour to watch it. It is suggested that two hours should be arranged more relaxedly.
Pingyao County Office is the most complete county-level office in China. Outside the gate, Pingyao County Office is hanging high. After entering, there are lobbies, second halls and back halls. When I saw the Second Hall for the second time, I was very surprised that I only knew the Hall before. We have also seen many institutions, a little like the present Finance Bureau, the Food Bureau and so on.
Pingyao Ancient County Ya has a history of more than 600 years. It is the office of Zhixian and county organs. Some organizations are like the present Grain Bureau and inspection institutes. I also visited the county prison. In particular, there are places where the county magistrate entertains guests, as well as hanging hospitality standards.
The interior structure design of the county government is very unique. It contains strong ancient flavor and cultural background. Every day at 9:30, there is a case-determination performance of the county government hall. It is quite interesting, but it is said that there are many people everyday.
Like the city wall, the county government is a must-see spot. Unfortunately, there is no performance during the Spring Festival. Unfortunately, there are no performances during the Spring Festival. It's really rare to see such a well-preserved ancient county hall. I didn't expect that a small county official of Qipin also had such a good mansion.
Pingyao County Bureau is a very distinctive scenic spot in Pingyao ancient city. The front is the county Yamen, the back is the living yard, the whole county Yamen is very large, and carelessly went to repeat. County Ya has several performances in the morning, but unfortunately we went to the wrong time, not in time, unfortunately.