The traditional architectures use a great amount of decorative techniques to enhance the aesthetic and simultaneously possess the symbols to exorcise evil spirits and pray for blessings along with the ability to protect the structures.
The beauty of the traditional architecture is its being fastidious about beautiful colors, genius of craftsmanship, manifold pictures and literary compositions, plentiful morals and auspicious purports from inside out; not only it has the exquisite wood carvings, refined stone carvings, Vietnum ceramics as vivid as life, pate-sur-pate and cut-n-paste with various and complex brick carvings; such unrivaled sight is worth of admiring carefully so as to understand the aesthetic of the ingenuity. The Front Palace Entrance of Jingfu Temple, Taoyuan At the entrance of the temple’s front palace, stone carving masters’ exquisite pieces are evident. On the veranda at the Front Palace of Jingfu Temple, Taoyuan Once entering the temple, on the front verandas of all palaces there are many wood carving craftsmanship is worth of admiring carefully. The door-god picture at the front palace of Jingfu Temple, Taoyuan The door-god picture at the temple door is an excellent piece as vivid as the real image presented by the coloring master. The beam decoration at the grand palace of Guanyin Temple, Mt. Lianzuo Remember to lift up your head to observe, there are bustling stories elaborately created by the cut-n-paste and clay sculpture masters on the roof. The two facing walls of the main hall of Wufu Temple, Lujhou The unrivaled sight of the vietnum ceramics often shows up on two facing walls in the grand palace of the temple, which is worth of seeing. The gable clay sculpture at LiTeng-Fang Historical Residence Clay sculpture with simple styles can often be seen on the old residence’s gables. The partition in the main hall of Wung’s Residence, Wushulin Village, Longtan Exquisite and ingenious wood carvings on the partition are very frequent-seen objects in the main hall of the old residences.