Memorial Arch to Qiu Liang-Kung's Mother


Kinmen's only national-level heritage site, this 1812 carved arch across Juguang Rd was built from Fujian granite and bluestone by a Kinmen native who had risen to become governor of China's Zhejiang province.

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