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The Huaxilou Scenic Spot
Release date:2016-03-15  Source::亳州外事办  Views:2703

The Huaxilou Scenic Spot located at the east to the north end of Huaxilou Road, it is anational AAAA tourist attraction.

The Huaxilou scenic spot consists of the Temple of Fire God, MasterZhu’s Academy, the Temple of General Yue Wumu, the Temple ofZhangfei and the Grand Temple of Guanyu. The Temple of Fire God isa Taoist temple where Huode Zhenjun (the God of Fire) is enshrined.Master Zhu’s Academy, located at the east side of the Huaxilouscenic spot, was a life-time temple initially built by Bozhoupeople in the 37th Kangxi Year (1698) of Qing Dynasty tocommemorate the benevolent rule of Zhu Zhilian, the localmagistrate at Kangxi Period. The Temple of General Yue Wumu is atemple where Yue Fei, the famous general at Song Dynasty, isenshrined and it is named because Yue Fei was honored as the Kingof E kingdom and posthumous titled as the Wumu King. Bozhou localsbuilt it to honor Yue Fei for his national moral courage.

The Huaxilou is an important state-level protected cultural siteand was originally named Getai (the theatrical stage) for it wasinitially a stage for performance. It is also a temple tocommemorate Guan Yu, the famous Shanxi-native celebrity. Besides,it is also a contact cluster for herbal dealers from Shanxi andShaanxi provinces at Ming and Qing dynasties and thus is mentionedas Shanxi-Shaanxi Club House and the Grand Temple of Guan Yu. Themain shrine of the temple was built at the 12th Shunzhi Year (1656)at Qing dynasty and additional buildings were built at the 15thKangxi Year (1676) at Qing dynasty and many other colored drawingsand engravings were added at Qianlong Years of Qing dynasty. Thewhole Huaxilou is famous around the world for its exquisiteengravings and splendid colorful drawings; total floor area here is3,163 square meters and several parts including the theatricalstage, the bell tower, the drum tower, the floor tower and thegrand shrine of Guan Yu. The reason for the club house to be namedas Huaxilou is because that the Huaxilou (flowery theatrical stage)is gorgeous and magnificent.

There are “three uniques” at the Huaxilou spot: the first unique isthe two iron flagpoles at the front of the main entrance. The twoflagpoles are weighted 6,000kg and heighted more than 16 meters,respectively, soaring into the sky. The second unique is itsBuddhist gate. The gate is a wood-like three-layermemorial-archway-style building where the well-known cubic terrazzotile carvings are inset, dainty, exquisite and splendid. The thirdunique is the wood carving here, including ordinary wood carvingand openwork carving.

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