Pailou at the Ming tombs, near Peking
University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Bk04-53. Source: 'The Pageant of Peking' by Donald Mennie (A.S.Watson and Co., Shanghai, 1920). This magnificent marble pailou, erected in 1541, is considered by many to be the most beautiful pailou in all of China. At the Ming Tombs, north of Peking (Beijing).