Memorial Arch of the Father & Son Graduates


This handsome granite archway from 1610 stands before a school. The arch was set up by the Ming government to commemorate a father and son who were both successful candidates in the imperial exams.

It's worth a look if you are already in Chayang Old Town, but rather small to travel any distance for.

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