East & Southeast Asia :: China
(also see separate Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan entries)
Caption
Roof charms decorate a building in the Forbidden City. The more important the structure, the more decorative charms were used - in this case eleven: a man riding a phoenix heads a procession of nine mythical beasts that are followed by an imperial dragon.
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