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tulou architecture (yongding-fujian-china )
Guangdong Province

Fujian Tulou is a unique Chinese rammed earth building of the Hakka and other people in the mountainous areas in southwestern Fujian, China.They are mostly built between the 12th to the 20th centuries. Tulou is usually a large enclosed building, rectangular or circular in configuration, with a very thick weight supporting earth wall (up to 6 feet thick) and wooden skeletons, from three to five stories high, housing up to 80 families.

 46 Fujian Tulou sites including Chuxi tulou cluster, Tianluokeng tulou cluster, Hekeng tulou cluster, Gaobei tulou cluster, Dadi tulou cluster, Hongkeng tulou cluster, Yangxian lou, Huiyuan lou, Zhengfu lou and Hegui lou have been inscribed in 2008 by UNESCO as World Heritage Site.

This pano’s name is Zhencheng lou,taken on corridor of the tulou.

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Copyright: Yunzen Liu
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8000x4000
Taken: 04/05/2004
Uploaded: 13/12/2008
Updated: 28/02/2015
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Tags: fujian tulou; earth building; yongdin; fujia; zhenchenglou; china; unesco
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