In the county town of Xi county. Established in Sui the end, it was Xi state (the emblem state of today) Arch over a gate of main entrance in the small city within a larger one outside the the intersection of people and deep and vast the intersection of China and palace Wu. And then there is maintenance in successive dynasties. Three treble rooms of the floor, about 20 meters high, about 15 meters wide, it is about 10 meters deep to enter. Brick timber structure, hang the mountaintop, the high spine of layers of eaves, the blue and green tile of purple wall. Play, faint for door, it is 4.5 meter wide for door to faint, all left and right sides have 13 of post. Each column encloses more than 1 meter, every column presents 10 degrees and rests on on the wall about obliquly, in order to support the summer beam. Go through trials and hardship, numerous repair, ancient to make ancient customs, remain unchanged, Jiang Fu first famous ancient the intersection of Qiao and floor.
South Qiao floor is the place for giving the correct time to people at night in the ancient times, the rubadub of sounding the night watches is spreading from Qiao floor to all directions. This ancient building where we saw now, it is south Qiao building of the office of emblem state of that year. Qiao floor: In ancient times the intersection of building and used for watching from a distance building at city gate, beat a drum newspaper upstairs night, so call the drum-tower. Last years such as Sui Dynasty when Qiaos south floor establish in, Xuan Song and in the period of rebuild,it enlarges that if you can’t manage, carry on until 14 year by large-scale construction tomorrow, China opens up the square watchtowers on either side of a palace gate ‘ Style of Song Dynasty) ,Ground floor brick stone base,at of timber for dais building,pavilions two – storeyed, packs of steps circle week, hang the mountaintop, the type is peculiar. Will it be before the Tang Dynasty, city platform, with the intersection of soil and the intersection of rammer and building, so the intersection of building and arch over a gate, must watchtower on either side of a palace gate leant the wall post against in door, 26 posts altogether south Qiao floor, door leaf of watchtower on either side of a palace gate conceals two, only shows 24 on the door of China, so locals. Also call it ” 24 columns ” . In ancient times upstairs dispose the intersection of copper and pot, for the intersection of water clock and timing, have drum have, watch star, like, calculate instrument of calendar. It is said the switch in history of south Qiao floor several times, the reason has location that very believes knowing the office is said of geomantic omen, the main entrance of Qiao floor is facing toward ” The five chiefs mountain ” (mountain of five spirits of partials) ,It promises ominously, will employ the calamity and guide the trouble, order to close Qiao floor. The ones that became knew the office does not believe in heresy, ordered to open the city gate ,Close, after a lot of repetition. South Qiao floor which we see now was 1997, by what State Cultural Relics Bureau allocated funds to rebuild, it has basically kept the style of Qing Dynasty of timber, the watchtower on either side of a palace gate of the door was a style of Song Dynasty.