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Earth buildings1 in Hongkengcun yongding
Fujian Province

earth buildings

   This huge buildings, which resemble fortresses and are usually as high as 5-storey-buildings, are called earth buildings because of their height and their strong, outer shell which is made up of earth.tulou first appeared about 1,200 years ago,round houses made of earth of Hakkas Nationality .the Hakka people tried to maintain their own culture and way of life, keeping their own unique dialect, custom and cuisine.They built the earth complexes to guard against invasion from local bandits and to protect their children from the influence of local communities.All the families of a Hakka clan lived together in an enclosed earth building.The tulou has various functions for people's everyday lives .

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Copyright: Yunzen Liu
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8000x4000
Taken: 04/05/2004
Uploaded: 18/05/2011
Updated: 28/05/2014
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Fujian Province, referred to as "Min ", the provincial capital Fuzhou, southeast China's coastal provinces. Located in the north latitude 23 ° 33 'to 28 ° 20 ', longitude 115 ° 50 'to 120 ° 40 ' between adjacent Zhejiang Province, northeast, west, northwest and bordering Jiangxi Province, Southwest China and Guangdong Province is connected, and east of Taiwan Strait, and across the island. Most things for the 480 km wide, up to about 530 km north-south, the land area of 124,000 square kilometers. Administrative divisions Fujian Province, the Matsu Islands (Matsu), Kinmen Islands (Kinmen County) and Wuchiu Island (an Putian County, Kinmen County hosting), the actual effective control by the Taiwan authorities.