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Xi'an Bell Tower 西安钟楼

Xi'an Bell Tower

The two story wooden tower is centered on a stone base. Traditional construction using brackets called dougong 斗拱 (dǒugǒng) is used on the eaves. The dougong stabilize the roof while letting it move and adjust to stresses.

Xi'an Bell Tower 西安钟楼

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Last update: March 2010
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