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Structures

Pagodas
Homes for the sacred

These tall, tiered towers are expressions of Taoist or Buddhist worship, common in Nepal, China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Myanmar, India and Sri Lanka. The elaborate modern pagoda style evolved from the East Asian Stupa, tomb-like structures where sacred relics were protected and venerated.

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Tianning Temple, Ancient China

Tianning Temple 1120

White Horse Pagoda, Dunhuang, Ancient China

White Horse Pagoda, Dunhuang 384CE

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Totem Poles, Structures

Totem Poles

Houses, Structures

Houses

Dolmens, Structures

Dolmens

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