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Song Dynasty architecture – medieval China

By |2018-11-13T13:48:35+00:00June 5th, 2017|Architecture, China|

Liuhe Pagoda (Hangzhou, 1165 AD) Buddhist pagodas The architecture of the Song Dynasty, beginning in the 900s AD, continued the tradition of Buddhist pagodas. People wanted their pagodas to be tall and thin, with high spires. Architects started to build Buddhist pagodas out of stone. To make them fancier, pagodas had complicated wooden [...]