Hakka roundhouse, Fujian Province, southeastern China 28 Oct 2017
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The distinctive earthen houses (tulou) of the Hakka people are found in the counties of Yongding, Nanjing and Hua'an in China. The unique round structures are made of compacted earth (clay and sandy soil), bamboo, wood and stone. In terms of size, they range from smaller dwellings, with around 12 rooms, to large structures with up to 72 rooms. They were designed to be fortresses and residential dwellings. Discover China with our Best of China trip.
This article was originally published on 5th March, 2016