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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 title="Kaiping Diaolou">Kaiping Diaolou and Villages were used to ward off ethnic warfare, village battles, wars, bandits and lawless...
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 ...
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 ...
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 target="_blank" title="Chin...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...