Three-day sightseeing tour of Fujian Tulou (Hakka Earthen Building) (UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site)(View Map)
Days: July 10-12, 2015
Tulou refers to those large farmhouses where an entire clan lives together-homes particularly noteworthy for their defense function. 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 rammed-earth wall (up to 6 feet thick) and wooden beams and posts, from three to five stories high, housing up to 80 families. Fujian tulou scattered around the rural areas in mountainous southwestern Fujian, China.
46 Fujian Tulou sites including Chuxi tulou cluster, Gaobei tulou cluster, Hongkeng tulou cluster, Yangxian lou, Zhengfu lou (including 23 buildings located in Yongding County, where we will be visiting) ,Tianluokeng tulou cluster, Hekeng tulou cluster, Dadi tulou cluster, Huiyuan lou and Hegui lou have been inscribed in 2008 by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites, "as exceptional examples of a building tradition and function exemplifying a particular type of communal living and defensive organization, and, in terms of their harmonious relationship with their environment".
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To see 3D models of Tulou Building, please go to : http://www.silviscene.com/3DDemo/index.asp