Gate of good fortune

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Gate of good fortune


Gate of good fortune (Jingyun men)


Gate of good fortune

Gate of good fortune

In the Qing Dynasty, with the exception of officials on duty or those who were summoned to the public, no one was allowed to go through that door without a thorough check. In order to ensure the security of the inner courtyard, all comers had to stop at 20 steps from the gates and indicate the reason for their coming to the messengers who then made the round trip to the person to meet.



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