Constructing traditional architecture in Zhejiang has entailed the wisdom of local folks. Wood and stone were transformed into superb works of art in craftsmen’s hands.
In ancient China, opera stages played an important role. As the construction skill became mature, stage caissons, a pearl of Zhejiang traditional architecture, appeared intricate and reflected the exquisite craftsmanship. The stage caissons in the ancestral temples of Ninghai county, Ningbo, East China’s Zhejiang province are a brilliant example.