pai-lou

pai-lou

A monumental Chinese arch or gateway with one, three or five openings, erected at the entrance to a palace, tomb, or processional way; they are usually built of stone in imitation of earlier wood construction.
See also: Gate
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pai-lou, pai-loo

pai-lou at Amoy
A monumental Chinese arch or gateway with one, three, or five openings; erected at the entrance to a palace, tomb, or processional way. Usually built of stone in imitation of wood construction.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.