Temple roofs are one of the most instantly recognisable aspects of Chinese architecture.

China built the Forbidden City to withstand earthquakes - without using a single nail

  • It sounds a near impossible task: build an earthquake-resistant wooden building without using nails or glue
  • The dougong system allowed buildings to sit lightly on the floor without needing to be sunk into the ground
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Temple roofs are one of the most instantly recognisable aspects of Chinese architecture.
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