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East Gate & West Gate

The East Gate and the West Gate are the entrances of the village. The East Gate is the main entrance on which there was engraved a sentence ‘The purple cloud comes from the East.’ In Chinese, purple means good fortune. The objective of the sentence is to hope to have highly-placed or high-ranking government officials and noble lords coming into the village all the time so that it makes the village prosperous and flourishing. On the other hand, there was engraved a sentence ‘The west can receive the auspicious light of luck.’ on the West Gate. It means the village people hope to get luck and peace.

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