Rest House

On the "great roads," which we should speak of as paths, rest-houses for the convenience of travellers are erected every five li  (a li  is one-third of a mile). These are called "short road rest-houses" and are simply shelters. There are also "long road rest-houses" every ten li, where the care-takers serve travellers with tea and food, and which are equipped with altars and idols for the convenience of the pious.