Horsehead Wall, Shaoshan, Hunan

Traditional Chinese architecture has a host of different elements which could be seen as its “symbols” and horsehead wall is definitely one of them. In Chinese, horsehead wall is called “馬頭牆”, which means that the shape of the wall is similar to the head of horses. Originated from Anhui Province and therefore naturally be an indispensable signature of Hui-styled architecture, nowadays, horsehead walls could be found in a lot of old-fashioned houses in South China, especially in villages along both sides of the Yangtze River.

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