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Inside of a Tu-lou house - Hukeng village - Hakka country near Xiamen, Fujian province (China)

Inside of a Tu-lou house - Hukeng village - Hakka country near Xiamen, Fujian province (China) Stock Photo
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Delphotos / Alamy Stock Photo

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CRYT5R

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24.6 MB (1.4 MB Compressed download)

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3600 x 2391 px | 30.5 x 20.2 cm | 12 x 8 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

13 June 2010

Location:

Hukeng village - Hakka country near Xiamen, Fujian province (China)

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The Hakka of Fujian province are famous for having developed a unique form of architecture known as tu lou, literally meaning earthen structures. The tu lou are round or square and were designed as a combined large fortress and multi-apartment building complex. The structures typically had only one entrance-way, with no windows at ground level. Each floor served a different function: the first floor contained a well and livestock, the second food storage, and the third and higher floors living spaces. Tu-lou were built to withstand attack from bandits and marauders.

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