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Dabeilou Temple (late 20th century onward)

Dabeilou is a modern interpretation of a traditional temple. Of the three main halls, two are under construction and one is newly built. The largest hall, which will sit in the middle, does not yet even have a foundation. The complex is called Tanchanlin and is being built with the cooperation of the architecture school at Tsinghua University in Beijing. The halls have concrete foundations and brick walls in places, but they also have traditional wood and tile roofs and the yard, when photographed, was full of huge tree trunks that will be used as the support pillars for the roof of the large central hall.


All images copyright 2001 professor Kerk L. Phillips of Brigham Young University, Utah, USA

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