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Gallery: Asia's Crazy Bamboo Scaffolding
One thing that surprised me on my trip to India was that bamboo was still commonly used for scaffolding. I was blown away by the gigantic structures I saw being built -- skyscrapers, statues, modern office buildings -- that were covered in a bamboo skeleton, rather than the metal I was used to seeing in the United States. But no matter how unsettling it may be to look at, bamboo is used for a reason: it's strong, extremely lightweight, and very flexible (as you'll see in the photos). Check out this gallery of crazy bamboo scaffolding across Asia -- I hope you're not afraid of heights!
Would you climb up this thing? I sure wouldn't.
The Sri Ekambaranathar temple in southern India.
Another shot of the same temple. Wow!
Look, it's a monkey!
Bamboo mixed with heavy metal machinery in Hong Kong.
Bad photo, crazy bamboo!
A human cement ladder.
India once again.
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