About Chinese Architecture


  • Kat Hing Wai (吉庆围)
    Kat Hing Wai (吉庆围) is a famous Punti walled village in Yuen Long District of Hong Kong. It often mistakenly believed to be Hakka, whose people have similar traditions. However the Punti people were from Southern China and the first to settle in Hong Kong....
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  • Nga Tsin Wai Tsuen (衙前围村)
     Nga Tsin Wai Tsuen (衙前围村, lit. "the walled village in front of the yamen"), also known as Hing Yau Yu Tsuen (庆有馀村, lit. "overflowing prosperity") is a walled village in Wong Tai Sin, New Kowloon, Hong Kong. It is the only walled village left in the...
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  • Fanling Wai (粉岭围)
     Fanling Wai (粉岭围) is a village in Fanling, North District, Hong Kong, built by the Pang (彭) Clan. It is composed of a walled village and its extensions: Pak Wai (北围, north wai), Ching Wai or Chung Wai (正围 or 中围, central wai) - the walled village, and...
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  • Sheung Shui Wai (上水围)
    Sheung Shui Wai (上水围), also known as Sheung Shui Heung (上水乡) is an area in Sheung Shui, in the northern part of the New Territories of Hong Kong. Its population is around 6,000 people.◇HistoryLiu Man Shek Tong Ancestral Hall in Mun Hau Tsuen.The area is the...
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  • Tsang Tai Uk (曾大屋)
    Tsang Tai Uk (曾大屋 or "Big House of the Tsangs"), also known as Shan Ha Wai ("Walled Village at the Mountain's Foot"), is a Hakka walled village in Hong Kong, and one of the best preserved. The complex is located in Sha Tin close to the south of Pok Hong...
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  • Walled Villages of Hong Kong
    Once common throughout China, walled villages can still be found in southern China and Hong Kong. Most of the walled villages in Hong Kong are located in the New Territories. In Punti Cantonese, Wai (围, Walled) and Tsuen (村, Village) were once synonyms, ...
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  • Hakka Walled Village (客家围村)
    A Hakka walled village is a large multi-family communal living structure that is designed to be easily defensible. This building style is unique to the Hakka people found in southern China. Walled villages are typically designed for defensive purposes and ...
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  • Lingnan Architecture of South China
    Lingnan architecture is the umbrella term for the local architecture of Guangdong, Guangxi, Hunan, and Jiangxi provinces in South China. Lingnan architecture, initially used for a specific school of painting that originated in the area in the second half...
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  • History of Chinese Garden
    The Chinese garden is a landscape garden style that has evolved over three thousand years. It includes both the vast gardens of the Chinese emperors and members of the Imperial Family, built for pleasure and to impress, and the more intimate gardens...
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  • The Structures of Chinese Pagodas
     Different structures have been used in the building of pagodas, depending on the building materials. The structure and method of construction of a wooden pagoda are similar to those of a palace, temple, multistoreyed building or pavilion made of wood,...
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