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You can see here the zig zag bridge of the Jinci Temple in Taiyuan.

Located 25 km south west of Taiyuan, at the base of the Mount Xuanweng , this temple was built during the 11th century before Christ. It was regularly improved and extended, notably under the Tang and Song dynaties.

It nowadays consists of a superb ensemble of buildings, scattered in a park, and interspersed with rivers and lakes : temples, ritual bridges, theatres, pavillons, kiosks, palaces,

You can see here a zig zag bridge over the Jin river.
Its shape is supposed to protect from the bad spirits, who alledgedly only can go straight forward. But it also reminds that we should not be illusioned by certainties, symbolized by the straight line. Others just say that a zig zag shape is not so boring as a straight line. You can choose your own interpretation...

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Additional Photos by Yannick LEPRETE (yannick) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 18 N: 156] (1471)
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