Architecture in China, as the materials can perish thanks to the weather, does not easily survive for long periods. Although the Song dynasty did not build some of the most beautiful temples that tourists folk to today. But they did make a huge contribution to the field of architecture by using ceramic tile for roofing material. The Southern Style has more accentuated curves and upward tilting of the roofs and eaves, and more elaborate decoration than their northern counterpart.
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