Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Chao Zhou Kai Yuan Xi

Chao Zhou being far away from the political center for centuries (even today), has avoided many man made disasters, hence preserved some of the oldest architectures in the world. Kai Yuan Xi (temple) was built in the Tang Dynasty. Most of the artifacts survived the brutal cultural revolution in recent history. Chao Zhou culture has influenced many South East Asian Countries, especially Thailand. The roof decoration uses the exact same technique using small colorful tiles for pattern making.


Marlena said...

Thank you for sharing these beatiful pictures

Imen said...

You are very welcome Marlena! Thank you for reading. :)