Guo Tianyang’s eyes widened, and he looked forward with an incredulous expression on his face.
Then he quickly poked his head out and looked behind.
Then he turned back and rubbed his eyes vigorously.
The road behind him was dilapidated, with dirt and gravel everywhere, but the road in front of him was smooth!
It’s hard to even see the slightest ups and downs!
The black-gray pavement reflects a strange luster in the sun, and is surrounded by stone strips on both sides.
The sudden shock in the carriage just hit the junction of old and new.
Guo Tianyang said in shock: “How could there be such a road!”
The coachman looked aggrieved: “I’m coming back too.”
Guo Tianyang hurried back into the carriage: “Your Majesty, go out and have a look!”
Emperor Jing frowned and then leaned out of the carriage.
Then he was stunned like Guo Tianyang, with a look of shock all over his face.
In front of you is a straight avenue, with green crops planted on both sides.
He had never seen such a sight before!
“Guo Banban! Are you sure this is the boundary of Taoyuan County?!”
Guo Tianyang hurriedly took out the map again and looked it over carefully, then nodded vigorously.
“That’s right! It’s here!”
At this moment, the carriage was still on its way, but it went extremely smoothly.
With the cool wind blowing head-on and such a refreshing scene, Emperor Jing’s brows could not help but relax.
“I didn’t expect that such a strange road could be built in such a small county. It’s really interesting. It seems that Taoyuan County should be seen for everything!”
Guo Tianyang couldn’t help agreeing: “Even the roads are built so uniquely, the officials here must be good.”
After another half an hour, people began to appear on the road, walking or riding a donkey cart leisurely wandering on the road.
Many farmers can be seen in the fields on both sides.
Emperor Jing nodded in satisfaction.
I didn’t expect that a small county could be managed so well!
It seems that the officials here are really capable, but why are they so unknown?
The emerald green on both sides continued to pass by, and the distant city wall began to appear in front of the two of them little by little.
Emperor Jing, Guo Tianyang, and the coachman opened their mouths wide at the same time!
The so-called Taoyuan County in front of him turned out to be a fortified city!
Gray and white wall bricks, the city wall is more than ten meters high! All of them reveal four words: solid as gold!
There are three gold-plated characters hanging on the city gate, Taoyuan County!
Emperor Jing couldn’t care less about being shocked at this moment.
Holding back his anger, he said, “Guo Tianyang! Get the hell out of here!”
Guo Tianyang was terrified, but he still gave money to send the coachman away first, and then tremblingly walked to Emperor Jing’s side.
“What’s the use of your factory guard! There is such a strong city a hundred miles away from the capital! Why didn’t anyone report it to me!” Emperor Jing scolded in a low voice, holding back his fire
Emperor Jing has been fighting in successive years, and he has seen countless small counties and cities, and there has never been a small county with such a high-standard city wall.
At most, it was just fooling around with adobe walls, and this Taoyuan County is still a small county that is not well-known!
Who can not be angry that such a big thunder is buried under the eyes of the emperor?
Guo Tianyang was extremely flustered at the moment, he quickly knelt down and kowtowed like garlic.
He really doesn’t know! Never heard of it!
No matter how powerful the factory guards are, they wouldn’t come to this place where nothing shit happens!
Who would have thought that there could be such a strong city in this poor mountain valley, and it was so luxuriously built.
What a ghost!
The curious eyes of the people around have cast over.
Emperor Jing sighed helplessly. He couldn’t bear to be too harsh with Guo Banban who accompanied him since he was a child, but it was really useless.
“Get up, go back and settle accounts with you!”
Guo Tianyang was overjoyed, knowing that he was safe.
He followed Emperor Jing when he was less than ten years old. He knew the emperor’s character too well, so he was basically fine.
However, he still stood up slowly with snot and tears: “Thank you, master, slave.”
“Let’s go, into the city!”
After speaking, the two raised their legs and walked towards the city.
When I arrived at the gate of the city, I was suddenly stopped by three officials: “You two, please show the way!”
Guo Tianyang was already ready to hand it over directly.
The officer glanced at it twice, handed it back and said, “Why do you come to Taoyuan County?”
“Business! My master is in the porcelain business, come here to have a look.”
Hearing the word “business”, the officer grinned, turned his head and whispered to a person beside him, and then that person hurried into the city.
Emperor Jing didn’t know why, but he didn’t ask too much. He obviously didn’t want people to know.
So he said: “The Taoyuan County city wall is so tall and strong, it must have cost a lot of money? Has the government raised taxes?”
Before the official in front of him can answer, the one in the back will be happy first.
“Ask! Ask! What did I say! Pay!”
The officer who asked the question before cast a helpless glance at Emperor Jing, then took out ten coins from his pocket.
Then he explained: “This city wall is actually a fake. Don’t you see the stone slabs pasted on the outside? The patterns are all engraved on it.”
“Our county magistrate thought the earth wall was ugly, so he came up with this method, and it didn’t cost much.”
Guo Tianyang: “”
Emperor Jing suddenly laughed.
I see! I didn’t expect that the county magistrate was an elegant person! It seems that I am overthinking.
Seeing that the officials had lost money, Emperor Jing was in a good mood at this time, and directly asked Guo Tianyang to hand over a tael of silver.
Who knew that the officer’s eyes changed when he saw Yinzi, and he said sharply, “What are you doing! Take it away! We don’t like this in Taoyuan County!”
Guo Tianyang’s hands froze in the air, neither handing nor receiving.
I couldn’t laugh or cry in my heart for a while, is there any place that is not happy to collect money? What a bloody hell!
Emperor Jing also showed a thoughtful expression. Every small official in the district has such an awareness. Taoyuan County is really interesting.
The two didn’t struggle too much, they took back the money and walked straight into the city.
As soon as they entered the city, the two fell silent again.
There are large stretches of cobblestone roads in front of you, clean and tidy!
There are many buildings on the left and right sides, and there are many pedestrians on the street.
There are even a lot of small stalls selling food along the street.
Moreover, the houses on both sides look very glamorous, apparently not long after they were built.
The overall look is even more luxurious than the capital city!
“Your Majesty! The road here is actually paved with stone slabs! It’s really rare.”
Emperor Jing nodded solemnly.
Stone paving is not so luxurious even in the capital city. At this time, most of the roads outside the capital city are dirt roads.
Whenever it rains, it is extremely muddy, but the stone roads in Taoyuan County can’t be seen at a glance!
The most important thing is that the spirit of the people on the street is completely different from that in the capital!
Everyone has rosy complexions and no color, and there seems to be a large number of fat people.
Even in the capital city, there is a huge difference!
The doubts in Emperor Jing’s heart became more and more serious.