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One of the architectural models that are synonymous and the iconography of the Chinese community are also being exhibited in the Chinese museum. The Chinese are well known for architecture based on the principles of symmetry and balance. This concept is often presented in the form of symbolic abstract architecture of three types of components, frames, and decorative elements. The uniqueness of Chinese architecture is usually apparent in unique roof and has a curved and elongated shape with a ridge Yan-Wei Chi. While the wood bracket supports ("Dougong") are often used as a helper to hold multi-tilt roof. At present we are still able to see this architecture is used in traditional buildings such as the temple of the Chinese community.