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  chong ruong gia thu

 

Vietnam

Chong ruong gia thu is the Vietnamese name for a style of roof support in which  the beams are piled up into the shape of a hand with five fingers, i.e. with three horizontal beams and five vertical supports. Here, in a traditional merchant house in Hoi An, the heads of the horizontal beams decorated with dragon's heads.