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  chua

 

Vietnam

A Chinese-style mountain pagoda near Hoi An, Central Vietnam. In Vietnamese, pagodas are referred to as chua. As is often the case, this religious tower on Mt. Marble consists of several stories.

 

Chua are often octagonal and usually have an odd  number of stories, as this corresponds with the yang principle of the yin-yang concept, i.e. the bright aspect, which relates to Enlightenment.

 

  chua