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  curved roofs in Chinese-style architecture

 

Vietnam

In Thai, the architectural term for houses with a Chinese-style roof is keng. These roofs typically have upward curved corners, a feature related to feng shui, in which it is believed that curved lines ward off evil spirits, whilst straight lines are said to attract evil.

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