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Shanxi: Treasure House of Ancient Chinese Architectural Art

Source: Time: 24 02,2020

China's 75% of ancient wood-frame buildings that are at least 800 years old are in Shanxi, home to the last 4 existing buildings from the Tang Danasty (618-907 A.D.).

▲ East Hall of Foguang Temple on the Wutai Moutain - China's largest existing wooden architecture of the Tang Danasty (618-907 A.D.).

▲ The 1,000-year-old wooden pagoda in Ying County, the highest existing ancient wooden structure in the world.

▲ Xuankong (mid-air) Temple, built into a cliff more than 1,500 years ago, is listed as one of the ten most marvelous constructions in the world.

▲ The Guanque Tower, or Stork Tower, one of the Four Great Ancient Towers of China.

▲ The former residence of Chen Tingjing, who served as the royal preceptor of Emperor Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty (1616-1912 A.D.).