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  bamboo in Chinese architecture

 

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In Chinese mythology bamboo is a symbol for longevity and the word in Chinese is homonym with another character meaning ‘to invoke, pray to, wish’ and ‘to express good wishes’.

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Bamboo has thus become a Chinese symbol of good luck and longevity and is often seen in Chinese architecture, such as in these temple windows.

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  bamboo in Chinese architecture