Tangyue Memorial Archways

Tangyue is an ancient village near the southern foot of Huangshan Mountain. It is about 7 kilometers away from She County, and 24 kilometers from Huangshan City. The village is famous for its stone memorial archways (gates). More than 250 arches were constructed here during the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties and over 80 of these magnificent arches are still in good condition. The memorial archways are a product of the feudal society, and orderly, they representing the loyalty, filial piety, moral integrity, and justice in accordance with the traditional Chinese ethic. The most notable is the set of seven Tangyue Memorial Arches, which were listed as a Key National Culture Protection Unit by the Chinese government. What makes the arches of Tangyue Village so unusual besides the sheer number is that each and everyone had to be personally approved by the emperor before they could be erected.These arches have been used in a number of movies, including Jet Li's latest film, "The Warlords". The arches are intricately carved and each one was constructed as a testament to a particular individual who performed some meritorious service either to their country or to society. 

Tangyue Memorial Archways

Tangyue Memorial Archways

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