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Memorial archways: preserving history

2013-10-30 18:05:12



Top Ten Ancient Memorial Archways in China

During Chinese ancient times, the memorial archway was used to commend exploits, imperial examination results, benevolent rule and loyalty. Now, visiting the memorial archways, you still might catch a trace from their historical importance as one enters ancient Chinese culture.

Longchang memorial archways

Located on the ancient post road in the south of Longchang county, the group of archways here carry more than 500 years of history. They are called a stereoscopic history book. Now, there exist 17 memorial archways, which are succinct buildings from the Ming and Qing Dynasties incorporating philosophy, history, mathematics, literature, mechanics, archway architecture and art.

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