In ancient China, the most im- portant vehicle was the horse- drawn carriage. The initial ve- hicles were driven by manpower, which were called jinricksha. Later, people began to use cattle and horses to pull the carriage. As for vehicles, they were used for ancient aristo- crats to travel and battle. However, the oxcarts were generally used for loading goods. In ancient China, horse- drawn carriages and oxcarts were very essential vehicles.
The sedan chair can be regarded as the unique vehicle of China. It mainly has the virtue of lifting with shoulders and hands. As for its kind, the sedan chair can be classified into three types: sedanchair for officials, the civilian and weddings. According to purpos- es, the sedan chair has two typesone is for mountain roads, theother for flat roads. As far as theimagination materials were concerned, there are three kinds, i.e. bamboo, wood and rattan.
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