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Old April 18th, 2013, 06:00 PM   #81
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Old April 18th, 2013, 06:11 PM   #82
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Huqiu (Tiger Hill) Tower / 虎丘塔 was built in 961 AD, Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province, Easern China.


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Old April 18th, 2013, 06:17 PM   #83
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Hanshan (Cold Mountain) Temple / 寒山寺 was first built in the 6th Century, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, Eastern China.



A classic Chinese poem about the temple and Suzhou city in Tang Dynasy (618–907) by the then famous poet Zhang ji / 张继:

月落烏啼霜滿天, While I watch the moon go down, a crow caws through the frost;
江楓漁火對愁眠。 Under the shadows of maple-trees a fisherman moves with his torch;
姑蘇城外寒山寺, And I hear, from beyond Suzhou, from the temple on Cold Mountain,
夜半鐘聲到客船。 Ringing for me, here in my boat, the midnight bell.




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Old April 19th, 2013, 04:42 PM   #84
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Pagoda Forest at Shaolin Monastery / 少林寺塔林, Dengfeng, Zhengzhou City, Henan Province, Central China.


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Old May 14th, 2013, 08:11 AM   #87
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Old May 28th, 2013, 01:31 PM   #89
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Ancient City of Pingyao / 平遥, Shanxi Province, Northern China.



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Old May 28th, 2013, 01:32 PM   #90
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Old May 31st, 2013, 01:15 PM   #91
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1,400 years old Jinci Temple / 晋祠

Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province, Northern China




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Old June 15th, 2013, 08:56 PM   #94
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Pingyao is absolutely gorgeous! It's like taken straight out of a storybook or something.
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Old June 23rd, 2013, 02:02 PM   #96
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Longxing Temple / 隆兴寺
Zhengding County, Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province, Northern China



The temple was first built in 586 AD during Sui Dynasty. The major surviving buildings, however, are the ones that were reconstructed in Song Dynasty (completed in 1052 AD). They are among the few precious collections of Song Dynasty Architectures in China.

The archaic traits of Song Dynasty Achitctures or earlier (notably the Tang Dynasty Style) made them differ from those built in later Ming and Qing Dynasties are:
1.The Bigger weight bearing Dougongs / 斗拱 (Dougongs in Ming and Qing Buildings were merely non-weight-bearing decorations)
2.The Far-reaching Eaves.
3. The slightly parabolic shaped ridge-lines. (The Ming and Qing ones are straight)

The buildings look not so much "Chinese" as "Janpanese", because those are what the earlier Chinese architectures look like, and from which the Japanese Architectures were modelled after.







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Lama Temple (or Yonghe Temple) / 雍和宫
Downtown Beijing, Northern China


Built during the early Qing Dynasty (1644–1912), it is the Largest Tibetan Buddhist Temple in Beijing.





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Old June 25th, 2013, 04:49 PM   #98
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Does this silo/tower thing have any functions or is it just part of the architectural style?

Sorry for my ignorance on the matter.
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It's the Tibetan Style Buddhists' Worship Tower evolved from the Indian Stupa / स्तूप / 窣堵坡.

The former imperial court of Qing Dynasty (1644–1912) sponsored building whole lot of these towers all over China as a way of flaunting the Empire's sovereignty over Tibet.

You could find several towers built in the same style in the capital Beijing's buddhist temples, and even one within the former imperial garden, the Beihai Park / 北海公园, which became one of the most famous landmarks of Old Beijing.






The White Pagoda of Beijing Miaoying Temple / 妙应寺

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