【雲上嶺南】Chaozhou's Paifang street, a shared cultural relic, belongs to all Chaozhouers at home and abroad


Paifang (Memorial Arch), a traditional style of Chinese architectural arch or gateway structure, can be traced back to the Zhou Dynasty (B.C770-B.C256). Paifang street is the oldest street in modern Chaozhou but in ancient times it was also the most prosperous one. Walking through it, every Paifang building is in order with complex stone carvings and paintings. They recorded the history of Chaozhou and the great contributions that Chaozhouers hadmadeto the social and economic development of the city. Nowadays, the rebuilt Paifang has increased Chaozhouers' cohesion, becoming a new symbol of Chaozhou's tourism. 

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