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  lao (Chinese style roof-deck)

 

Thailand

A Chinese style loft, sky parlor, roof-deck or a Chinese restaurant situated on an upper storey of a building is called lao in Thai.

 

The upward curved corners of the roof of this pavilion, is a feature related to feng shui, in which it is believed that curved lines ward off evil spirits, whilst straight lines are said to attract evil (fig.).

 

  lao (Chinese style roof-deck)