Architectural Forms and Distribution Characteristics of Beacon Towers of the Ming Great Wall in Qinghai Province

  title={Architectural Forms and Distribution Characteristics of Beacon Towers of the Ming Great Wall in Qinghai Province},
  author={Wenwu Chen and Yumin Du and Kai Cui and Xianglong Fu and Shuya Gong},
  journal={Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering},
  pages={503 - 510}
Through consulting literature discussing the specific military function of beacon towers, this paper classified the architectural forms of 116 beacon towers of the Ming Great Wall in Qinghai province, and determined their distribution characteristics. According to related documents, their architectural forms can be divided into six types based on the relationship between their stage body and circumjacent buildings (the moat, enclosing wall and small flint) with spotty and linear distribution… Expand
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