tirsdag 2. mai 2017

Should China move its historic monuments?

The imposing Zhangfei Temple in China today overlooks a beautiful section of the Yangtze River. But when this elaborate building was first built during the Song dynasty (960 to 1279) -- it was rebuilt in the same place in 1870 after a major flood -- it had a different view completely. Commemorating legendary military leader Zhang Fei, who lived during the tumultuous Three Kingdoms period, the temple was originally erected in Yunyang, Chongqing province, on a steep hillside facing the river -- its design intended to integrate with the dramatic landscape. Read more