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Kwei-Ge
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Kwei-ge, or Kwei-shing Tower, located in southern Houpu, was built in 1836 with generous donations from a local official, Lin Fei-chang. Kwei-ge, where the god Kwei-shing was much worshipped by past intellectuals, who had to take imperial examinations in pursuit of official positions, is different from ancestral shrines or family temples in terms of architectural form. Kwei-ge is a hexagonal two-story tower with double-eave roofs. On the top is a clay gourd symbolizing good fortune. The main construction materials include red bricks, stone, and wood.

The tower painted vermilion and black on the exterior looks solemn and elegant.
The indoor attraction is a caisson ceiling with a pyramidal top, and the center of the ceiling is decorated with dragon-patterned gold foil. Kwei-ge is not only a sacred place but also a symbol of highly-promoted education in Kinmen.

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