Jiale Hall

Jiale Hall

 

Jiale Hall lies behind Yin’an Palace, and is the last main hall of the Mansion’s middle section. The hall is five-bay long, with yingshan style roof (or flush gable roof) and a front corridor. A plaque inscribed “Jiale Hall” hangs right above its principal door.


It is a courtyard of the period of Heshen. The plaque, “Jiale Hall”, is suspected to be bestowed by Emperor Qianlong though there is no signature or documentation for proof. However, there’s no doubt that it belonged to Heshen since he wrote Poetry Anthology of Jiale Hall. During the period of Prince Kung, Jiale Hall was mainly used as a place to worship and sacrifice in Shamanism rites; and memorial tablets of ancestors and deities were enshrined in it. Now, Jiale Hall functions as an exhibition hall. To its north is a Buddist shrine.

Jiale Hall

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