Mongol Chine: Beijing hutong. Traditional Chinese courtyard.
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Chinese courtyard houses were built around feng shui concepts. All major rooms faced south, certain elements reflect landscape elements, the entrance is placed on the southeast corner so the qi can enter. The principles of feng shui corresponded to the strict Chinese class system as well.