Chinese Siheyuan Courtyard - Tracy McCrackin Photography

Chinese Siheyuan Courtyard

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Add this timeless "Chinese Siheyuan Courtyard" image to your work or home, which will bring a unique character and satisfy your appetite for genuine Chinese architecture.  Your image will be printed using high-quality papers with a high color accuracy, which guarantees that your prints will last a lifetime without fading.

Siheyuan, literally meaning quadrangle in Chinese, refers to a common traditional Chinese compound.  Such compounds have a history of over 2,000 years.  This kind of quadrangular courtyard has historically been the template for most Chinese architecture.  Siheyuan construction is always symmetrical. The main house is on the central north-south axis, and the less-important structures are positioned on the west and east sides.  Nowadays, most existing siheyuan in Beijing are relics of the last two dynasties: the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911).