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Old January 30th, 2014, 03:54 PM   #281
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Happy Chinese New Year!

Year of the Horse!


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Old February 1st, 2014, 08:37 PM   #282
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Wenfeng Tower, located Anyang city, Henan Province.
http://www.lvwo.com/bbs/redirect.php...tpost#lastpost

Wenfeng Tower built in year 952 , Wenfeng Tower is different from ordinary towers. This tower is bigger in the upper part and smaller in the lower part, odd-shaped.

This tower is 38 meters high, the tower body is octagonal and it has five stages. This tower is made of bricks, sculptured patterns on the red bricks.

文峰塔原名天宁寺, 位于河南省,安阳老城西北隅天宁寺旧址, 此塔形制特殊,上大下小,呈伞状.








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Old February 2nd, 2014, 01:27 AM   #283
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there's no chance this current tower is from the zhou dynasty. it's post-tang at the earliest
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 01:38 AM   #284
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Kaifeng ancient park

清明上河园


假的要死。中国最不需要这种“文化遗产”

i appreciate your efforts in uploading examples of chinese traditional architecture, but developments like this are terrible and misrepresent our past. imagine if they tore down an authentic historical village in europe and built a concrete disney castle instead to market the place better...

i think this depressing trend will only be reversed when local authorities are no longer able to collude with developers to push through vanity projects without input from greater society.

also chinese people need to raise their level of recognition and understanding of their real heritage. if this kind of thing continues soon enough people will think the fake stuff is the real stuff (not that most people can tell the difference nowadays)
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 12:41 PM   #285
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新年过节太忙,所以把资料看错,错把周广顺看成周朝, 我也有怀疑的,本想有空时再查清楚,可能周朝 实在太夸张,那么快就引人留意到 谢谢提醒!
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Old February 4th, 2014, 03:27 AM   #286
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假的要死。中国最不需要这种“文化遗产”

fake stuff is the real stuff
果然好假 就算再做多少次也比不上古代的诗情画意,温文尔雅!

Ancient painting during the Qingming Festival in Kaifeng city ( Song Dynasty 960AD- 1279AD)
http://czh.fj61.net/show.aspx?id=1016&cid=31

Full painting
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Old February 4th, 2014, 10:51 AM   #287
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新年过节太忙,所以把资料看错,错把周广顺看成周朝, 我也有怀疑的,本想有空时再查清楚,可能周朝 实在太夸张,那么快就引人留意到 谢谢提醒!
多谢你的了解,也没怒我的批评!thanks for being so understanding
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果然是假 就算再做多少次也比不上古代的诗情画意,温文尔雅!
我也不反对仿古建筑,只愁中国现在这些搞开发的水平太低;把真的灰了,造个新的也不下功夫考虑质量和真伪。 太不负责任了!
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我也不反对仿古建筑,只愁中国现在这些搞开发的水平太低;把真的灰了,造个新的也不下功夫考虑质量和真伪。 太不负责任了!
多数商人都只顾赚钱,不大理会历史, 但是如果没有他们的投资,这么重大的重建喔,我们平民百姓连想也不敢想呢!

听说有商人也想重建阿房宫,不过好像不允许!
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Ancient submerged city
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The Lion City is an ancient submerged city that lies at the foot of Wu Shi Mountain (Five Lion Mountain), now located about 25 – 40 metres beneath the spectacular Qiandao Lake (Thousand Island Lake) in China. Officials have taken a renewed interest in the city after discovering that, despite more than 50 years underwater, the entire city has been preserved completely intact, transforming it into a virtual time capsule.


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The Lion City was built during the Eastern Han Dynasty (25 – 200 AD) and was first set up as a county in 208 AD. It was once the centre of politics and economics in the eastern province of Zhejiang. But in 1959, the government decided a new hydroelectric power station was required - so it built a man-made lake, submerging Lion city under 40 metres of water.



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Covered in water to build hydroelectric power station in 1959 and was forgotten
Now divers want to use the metropolis as a tourist site and have gone to plan routes


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Hidden: The city was once a political and economic hub for eastern China but after authorities built the man-made Qiandao Lake in 1959, it is nowhere to be seen



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Locator: The newly-built lake, which has generated hydro-electric power for the region, is just south of Shanghai in the far east of China.

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Mt Emei Golden Summit - 68 by www.bazpics.com, on Flickr
Taken during a visit to the Mount Emei area near Chengdu in China in December 2013.

These particular photos were taken around the "Golden Summit" area which features a huge golden statue of the buddha Samantabhadra at it's peak.
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Old March 13th, 2014, 05:27 PM   #292
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Wow.. this bridge's really nice.. Huge, big and look at its curve, plus many small kios are located in the bridge, things I rarely see from the Chinese drama..

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果然好假 就算再做多少次也比不上古代的诗情画意,温文尔雅!

Ancient painting during the Qingming Festival in Kaifeng city ( Song Dynasty 960AD- 1279AD)
http://czh.fj61.net/show.aspx?id=1016&cid=31

Full painting
http://czh.fj61.net/show.aspx?id=1016&cid=31

scroll >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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Wow.. this bridge's really nice.. Huge, big and look at its curve, plus many small kios are located in the bridge, things I rarely see from the Chinese drama..
That would be a expensive set to build....
btw, what version is actually not the original song dynasty version. However one drawn during Qing Dynasty.

Here is the original from Song Dynasty:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...r_QingMing.jpg

This the "reproduction" from Qing Dynasty:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...er_7-119-3.jpg
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A few photos from my past trips all around China.

Temple Complex at Taishan

The main temple at bottom of the mountain, before the pilgrims make the accent (surprisingly quiet with few visitors). You can see firefighters conducting a fire drill on the third picture. The main temple building is built in 1009, with it's original structure in place. The facade has being rebuilt in the 1650s, and it's outer paint and clay work restored in 1982.
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The temple complex on top of the mountain is actually quite modest, but it's packed with tourists.
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Here is the photo from wiki of this temple. I have no idea there they shot it, appears to be a good spot and probably a nice zoom lens.
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A few photos from my past trips all around China.

Qufu, The birth and resting place of Confucius, and residence of his offspring.

Confucian Temple, it's a busy day. Since the college entrance exam was out about a week before my visit. So the lucky one went back to the temple to be grateful to have their wish granted. (Confucius himself would probably roll in his grave to see him worshiped in this fashion, but that's just how Chinese people think these days. 3 religion into 1)
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Confucian Residence, Garden, please notice the ridiculous number of roof-figures for everyday residential houses and studies.
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Entrance to Confucian Tombs / Woods
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A typical Remote Chinese village in Western Hunan. Though this thread is mostly grand architecture, these mud brick house are the sort of place Chinese has lived for thousands of years. And a break from tradition here, as you can see in some of the houses, is true a huge leap in terms of living condition. (but you must say, the surroundings are quite beautiful)

The village
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In side a typical house. I do like they still had the classic paper windows in their house. Though paper have since being replaced with glass.
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A very nice antique cabinet.
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A few photos from my past trips all around China.

Wudang temples, btw when I visited, their actually filming the Zhang Jizhong version of Heavenly Sword Dragon Sabre (which had lots of potential, but ultimately a poor re-make) on location. Which is why in some pictures you can see camera and lighting equipment.


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Supposedly during culture revolution the temple was covered in slogans like this, which prevented it from being destroyed.
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This building has being fully restored, which make it very new looking (almost too new) compare to surrounding...
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The tablet from Jiajing emperor (1521-1567) for expansion of the peak temple complex. Most of the buildings on peak from that era.
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This Golden Summit dates from 1500s is actually quite modest. The re-build one in er-mei is just way over the top... And if you look at corner of the roof, you'll notice this build has very high status, despite its small size. btw, the entire thing is made form solid broze with gilded gold.
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Residential complex for the priests and Pilgrims.
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I don't know the rules of preservations in China and generally that of the conservation of architecture, but most buildings of this thread look suspiciously like reconstructions. Wood does not age well, granted, but even in the authentic structures, the interventions seem to be beyond the scientific limits. Also some links don't work and you need to add dates to the buildings. Don't get me wrong, but after the cultural revolution in China, little survived.
I recommend you read Liang Sicheng's "History of Chinese Architecture". In wooden building maintenance meant replacement of rotten and cracked wood whenever possible. And when the core structure is about to fall (when the site own fancies a new building), it will be replaced. So any old wooden building is a bit of a ship of Theseus paradox. Consider the Liuhe Tower, its core structure dates to 1165. When whole thing fall into disrepair and in danger of collapse, it was restored and added an outter layer in 1899 which allowed it to stand today. (near by Leifeng Tower did collapse in 1924).

Liuhe Tower today, it's outer structure dates from 1899, while it's core from 1165.

Liuhe tower before its restoration with its full 1165 structure.

Leifeng Tower before its collapse. It's wooden facade was burned down during the wokou wars during the ming dynasty.


Of course over the years there is fires, war and turmoil. While cultural revolution has a huge impact, it was just one in many. Mean while the oldest Chinese surviving wooden structure dates is Foguang Temple in Wutai Shan dates from 857. It owed its survival for being important enough to be maintained, but not important enough to be replaced. Its discovery is also lifts Liang Sicheng into fame and into the history books.
The temple today

When it was "discovered", documented and dated byLiang Sicheng

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Liang's Drawing of the Temple


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多数商人都只顾赚钱,不大理会历史, 但是如果没有他们的投资,这么重大的重建喔,我们平民百姓连想也不敢想呢!

听说有商人也想重建阿房宫,不过好像不允许!
主要是最近修的东西都大而粗糙, 所以显得俗气一点建筑的灵魂都没有。 修复重建其实本来就是中国传统, 要不然就没有岳阳楼记里面的“越明年,政通人和,百废具兴,乃重修岳阳楼,增其旧制,刻唐贤今人诗赋于其上属予作文以记之。”了。 不过现在修的东西大多都太没质量了。。。 不过至少比到处见欧式古典建筑好, 那实在太恶心了。。。

在新旧建筑都有的地方,济南的大明湖地区还算是不错的。 至少看着舒服,不觉得粗暴恶俗。

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Jinan Daming Lake. Most of the structures are reconstructed. Though a few dates to late 1700s.

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Baotu Spring, most of the structure from 1600s-1800s. The yellow pavilion is built in 1461, with major restorations in the 1800s. Hence it is blocked off from the tourist, despite the fact that it's actually the best (and intended) place to view the springs. (Which was not particularly active, depite pouring rain all morning what day...)
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Yuelu Mountain, Changsha

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