in 1389, the Chaoyang Gateway stands in the Center of Jianshui
County. Its significance to Jianshui is the same as that of Tiananmen
to Beijing; thus it has enjoyed the reputation of "the Miniature
Tiananmen". It is the symbol of this ancient military town
in the southeast border and an emblem of Jianshui, a historic
and cultural city.
The Chaoyang Gateway was built as the
town's east gate tower (The Yinghui Gate). The huge three-story
structure occupies an area of 414 square meters and has
a height of 24.5 meters. It is composed of 48 big wooden
pillars and numerous cross-beams, covered with triple roofs.
Through 600 year's disasters, the Chaoyang Gateway is the
only extant tower. Today, the Chaoyang Gateway is a public
cultural center of Jianshui County.
Family's Private Garden