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Ancient Architecture: The Dule Temple

One of China’s oldest heritage sites is situated in a small town called Jixian more than a hundred kilometers from Tianjin City. The Dule Temple, roughly translated as “Solitary Joy Temple,” claims to be the oldest timber structure in Asia. This ancient Buddhist temple is more than a thousand years old and holds substantial architectural ...

Emma Lu

The Dule Temple.