Drum Tower at Zhaoxing
Drum Towers: The Drum Tower is the symbol of the Dong minority people. There are five Drum Towers in Zhaoxing Village. They were designed by local amateur architects. The whole complex is supported by timbers, no nails or rivets are used at all in the construction. The fact that all drum tower floors are odd-numbered is derived from the tradition in Dong numerology that odd numbers are associated with good fortune and happiness..
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