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  • China Folk Residences
    Top 6 folk house styles in China The styles of folk residences in China change from province to province. Among the various design, there are some that are representative of special places depending on geographical conditions or even ethnic groups. In this collection, we select some of the most stunning folk residences in China.... Read more>>
  • Architectural elements of classical Jiangsu gardens
    Architectural elements of classical Jiangsu gardens Classical Chinese garden enjoys a sound reputation among tourists from foreign countries and domestic regions. Most of the famous gardens are situated in Yangtze River Delta Region, of where the gardens often share same architectural elements. Classical Chinese gardens were mostly built adjacent ... Read more>>
  • Yaodong, Unique Dwelling in Loess Plateau
    Yaodong, Unique Dwelling in Loess Plateau Yaodong, means arched tunnels, widely existed in Loess Plateau in the northern part of China. It has been served as a kind of cave dwelling for a long history. Until now more than 40 million Northern Chinese people are living in such ancient and traditional architectures as their dwelling. Yaodong ... Read more>>
  • Chinese Wooden Arch Bridges
    Chinese Wooden Arch Bridges China, a country dotted with traditional wooden arch bridges, has a lot of bridges that were built with unique construction techniques and skills, among which are wooden arch bridges. The traditional design and practices for building Chinese wooden arch bridges is based on the architect’s underst... Read more>>
  • Fanciful Latticework on Doors and Windows
    Fanciful Latticework on Doors and Windows As legacies from the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties, latticework is a feast for the eyes when lingering on the lines of China's antique doors and windows, and when appreciating the excellent workmanship, wood, and styling. It is a symbol of ancient Chinese leisure and exquisite liv... Read more>>
  • Bamboo Buildings of the Dai Ethnics
    Bamboo Buildings of the Dai Ethnics Dai ethnic bamboo buildings are mainly distributed in the whole territory of Xishuangbanna, and Ruili of Dehong Prefecture. It is a stilt style building that takes bamboo as the main construction material. Generally, the people living in the bamboo buildings of the Dai ethnic minority are called ... Read more>>
  • Folk Houses in the Lower Reaches of the Yangtze River
    Folk Houses in the Lower Reaches of the Yangtze River The south lower reaches of Yangtze River is centered from Nanjing to Suzhou, including some regions of Anhui, Jiangxi and Zhejiang provinces. Located in the Taihu Basin close to the East China Sea, the region is featured by mild weather and developed agriculture for its abundance in water resources... Read more>>
  • Naxi Minority
    Folk Houses of the Naxi Minority Naxi minority is an age-old ethic group, the people of Naxi are mostly distributed in Lijiang region of southwest China’s Yunnan Province. Due to the climate and local conditions, folk houses of the Naxi minority are mainly of earth and wood structure. They were mostly built in forms as "three roo... Read more>>
  • Mongolian Yurt
    The Mongolian Yurt, a Portable Home Can be Built Yourself On the vast plateau of Mongolian Highland, cold wind from Siberia blows across the Gobi desert and grasslands, while many big white tents are standing in the harsh winter. They are the Mongolian yurts. The Mongolian yurt is the traditional dwelling of the nomads in northwest China of Inner Mongol... Read more>>
  • Beijing Central Axis
    The City Central Axis, the Backbone of Beijing Whenever the city layout of Beijing is mentioned, its iconic central axis will immediately come to mind. This imaginary central axis, with a length of 7.8 kilometers, is the longest and best-preserved central axis in the world. From the south at Yongdingmen Gate to the north at the Drum Towers, a... Read more>>
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