courtyard in the middle of a quadrangular or triangular house or wall.
Its form looks like a well and opens to the air, thus getting its name.
ancient city of Lijiang is the only famous cultural city without a wall
in Chinese history. It preserves large area of residential architecture
of the Ming and Qing Dynasty, which was tiled stairway houses with earth
and wooden structure, mostly having three walls and a screen wall facing
the gate of a house, some quadrangles highlighting the construction art
of the minor nationalities. The folk residential architecture has plain
and vivid form, elaborate and elegant decorations. Quadrangles with five
skylights are commonly seen forms. They are closed quadrangles made up
of principal rooms, lower rooms, right and left wing-rooms. Besides a
big one in the middle, there are four small skylights or leaking wells
at the four corners.
This is a
very popular game for kids in China. It is very easy ,and
looks like a kind of I-GO.
you know, well in Chinese is written like"小".
on the right, there is a chessboard. Do you think there is something
similar between the two?
Well, find a piece of paper and a
pencil. Draw a chessboard like 小。then
draw the chessman in the form.
If your chessmen can make up of a
line, then you will win. just like the yellow chessman on the right.
Very easy, try it!