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The Wooden Pagoda of Yingxian County

The real name of the Wooden Pagoda in Yingxian County, located in Fogong Temple in the northwestern corner of the county town of Yingxian, is Sakyamuni Pagoda. Since it was built completely of timber, it has been known popularly as the Wooden Pagoda of Yingxian County. It is the oldest wooden structure extant in China, [...]

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Ganlan in Southwest China

Ganlan (a wood or bamboo storied house) are mainly distributed in the southwest provinces of China, such as Yunnan, Guizhou, Guangdong and Guangxi. It is the residence for Dai, Jingpo, Zhuang and other minority groups. A Ganlan usually stands alone, separated from other Ganlan houses. Supported by poles, the living quarter of Ganlanis usually on [...]

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