Xuguo Stone Archway

Xuguo Stone Archway

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Xuguo Stone Archway

Introduction: Introduction:Located in the Shexian County and built in the Twelfth Year of the Wanli Reign of..

Tickets:The Xuguo Stone Archway Fee and Opening Hours:Admission Fee: RMB 10 yuan/personFor the opening..

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Xuguo Stone Archway Introduction

Introduction:
Located in the Shexian County and built in the Twelfth Year of the Wanli Reign of Emperor Shenzong in the Ming Dynasty (1584 A.D), Xuguo Stone Archway is shaped as Chinese character "Kou" (mouth), with eight pillars standing at four sides which bring it a folk name of "eight -foot Archway". Because it was built by ministerial Xu Guo, so it is also called "Scholar Archway".
Located in the subtropics, Shexian County has a wet mild monsoon climate. It is free of severe winter cold and summer hot. The comfortable weather affords good opportunities to travel throughout the year. The best seasons to travel Shexian County are spring and autumn.

Xuguo Stone Archway Features

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Xuguo Stone Archway is a piece of typical Ming (1368-1644) architecture rarely seen in the country. Built in 1584 during the Ming Dynasty, the stone memorial archway stands o­n an imitation-wooden structure in the shape of a square. It is 11.54 meters long from south to north, 6.77 meters wide from the east to west, and 11.4 meters high, and covers an area of 78.13 square meters. The entire architectural complex actually comprises two archways withthree small archways and five layers of roofs, including two archways with two columns, a single archway and three layers of roofs. All of the archways have an overhanging gable roof with a beast-shaped ornament decorating roof ridges. They were built using solid black stones measuring 50 by 50 centimeters each with a height of seven meters and weighing about four to five tons.
A large number of inscribed stone tablets were erected at the site. Records indicate that the inscriptions were written by the great calligrapher Dong Qichang of the Ming Dynasty.
The Xuguo Memorial Archway was built to commemorate Minister Xu Guo of the Ming Dynasty. Xu, born in Shexian County, was sent o­n a diplomatic mission to Korea in 1567. He was praised highly by the Korean regime owning to his refusal of gifts, since such behavior was regarded as honest and upright. Xu held an important position in the imperial government after his return. He died in his hometown in 1596.

Xuguo Stone Archway Tickets

The Xuguo Stone Archway Fee and Opening Hours:
Admission Fee: RMB 10 yuan/person
For the opening hours, please refer to the staff.

Xuguo Stone Archway Transporation

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Tourist can reach the Xuguo Stone Archway by walk because the Shexian County is very small.

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