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.
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update: March 2010
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