Tracing the Fading History - Hakka Earthen Building
Tulou in Fujian is known for their unique shape, large scale, and ingenious structure. They were designed as a large fortress and apartment building in one. Structures typically have only one entranceway and no windows at the ground level. Each floor serves a different function - the first hosts a well and livestock, the second is for food storage and the third and higher floors contain living spaces. Tulou can be found mostly in southwestern Fujian and southern Jiangxi provinces.
Tolou building was listed by UNESCO as world heritage site in 2008 and praised as 'exceptional examples of a building tradition and function exemplifying a particular type of communal living and defensive organization in a harmonious relationship with their environment'.
Yongding and Nanjing County, in southwestern Fujian, boast the largest group of earth buildings. Thanks to the pleasant climate, the hometown of Tulou has always been an interesting destination the whole year. However, you can choose to visit Tolou buildings in March when the areas come alive with various wild flowers and lush plants, giving these historical and cultural architectures a vibrant beauty.
Sample tours to visit Hakka Tulou:
3-day Xiamen Tour Package to Hakka Earth Buildings
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