Dazhai Gate


The colossal Dazhai Gate is Zhaoxing's most spectacular example of a wind and rain bridge, an architectural feature unique to Dong villages. These entirely wooden structures, built with long covered corridors, usually served as a village's main entrance, as well as a fine shelter from bad weather. Dazhai Gate is particularly beautiful at night when golden lighting gives it an almost fantastical quality.

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