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The Jhang family shrine

   There is a saying in Kinmen that goes "The temple of Guan'ao, and the ancestral shrine of Cingyu". This refers to the majesty of the temple on Guan'ao and the splendour of Jhang shrine of Cingyu village. Apart from the tall ceilings and spacious rooms in the building, it also has wonderful decoration. On the roof there are both round and curved tubular tiles to distinguish between officials and the common people.

   These tiles are arranged identically on both sides of the roof, to the left and to the right. The more there are the higher the social status of the resident. The dragon is a symbol of the emperor. The stone dragons in front of the shrine have four claws, in order to distinguish them from those of the emperor, which have five.

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