Temple Walls

Temple walls are often yellow or vermillion.

Temple of Mystery, Suzhou

Both colours symbol royalty, both colours have deep symbolic connections.

Yellow is connected to Chinese cosmology – yellow is the colour of earth and vermillion is connected to an ancient mega-constellation, the Vermillion Bird, which figures greatly in Chinese pre–history.

Vermillion Walls leading to Temple of Heaven, Beijing
Han Shan Si, Suzhou

The yellow walls of 寒山寺,Han Shan Si, The Cold Mountain Temple, a famous Buddhist Temple just outside of Suzhou.

Bright Moon Temple, Mudu, Jiangsu
– Confucius Temple, Suzhou

The Vermillion Walls of the Confucius Temple, Suzhou.