Shrine Portal


Shrine Portal
 
Shrine Portal     Shrine Portal was built with reinforced concrete. Its roof covered with yellow-glazed tile. There are dragon patterns drawn among beams and pillars. The crossbeams of Shrine Portal were patterned after ancient Chinese palace. The four hexagonal objects on the crossbeams of the Shrine Portal are the so-called “door-eyes.” These door-eyes were regarded as the tokens of classes in ancient China. In front of the Shrine Portal is a pair of lion statues, which were carved out of big pieces of marble. The one seemingly playing with a colored ball underneath its paws symbolizes a lion of masculine gender, whereas the one with a cub is a lioness.    
   
Shrine Portal