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Fujian Tulou

World Heritage Site #1113 :: Fujian Tulou

World Heritage Site #1113 :: Fujian Tulou

State Property: China Location: N25 1′ 23″, E117 41′ 9″ Date of Inscription: 2008 Criteria: (iii)(iv)(v) Property : 153 ha Buffer zone: 935 ha Local Weather Fujian Tulou is a property of 46 buildings constructed between the 15th and 20th centuries over 120 km in south-west of Fujian province, inland from the Taiwan Strait. Set […]

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Fujian Tulou

About Fujian Tulou

About Fujian Tulou

Tulou (“earthen house”), mainly distributed across the southeastern part of China, namely Fujian, Jiangxi and Guangdong Provinces, is a large-scale civilian residential building built mainly with rammed earth and in a wooden framework. Stones are also used to a varying degree. Tulou is closely associated with several historic upheavals and great migrations in China and […]

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Fujian Tulou :: Location and Tourist Maps

Fujian Tulou :: Location and Tourist Maps

Location Map GPS Coordinates for Hongkeng Tulou Cluster-2: N24.676944, E116.972778 Multiple Locations Serial ID Number Name & Location Coordinates Area Date Inscribed 1113-001 Chuxi Tulou Cluster N24 33 3.00 E116 54 1.00  Property: 14.72 Ha Buffer zone: 271.2 Ha 2008 1113-002 Hongkeng Tulou Cluster N24 40 37.00 E116 58 22.00  Property: 29.87 Ha Buffer zone: 72.4 Ha 2008 1113-003 […]

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Monuments to Clan Life Are Losing Their Appeal

Monuments to Clan Life Are Losing Their Appeal

YONGDING, China — The gargantuan buildings are so iconic that they appear on a Chinese stamp. The most famous have distinctive round shapes, appearing from a distance like flying saucers that have plopped down in the middle of farm fields. Some were reportedly mistaken for missile silos by American officials poring over satellite images. A […]

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Heritage homes of Hakkas in Fujian

Heritage homes of Hakkas in Fujian

By FOONG THIM LENG The Hakka houses of China’s Fujian Province transport visitors to another time zone. FROM far, the circular-shaped tulou or earthen buildings in China’s Fujian Province resemble grounded UFOs. In the 1960s, they even startled American spy jet pilots who thought that they were missile launchers. There are over 20,000 tulou in […]

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Getting round

Getting round

By David Sparkes Breaking the beauty of all that is 8 am, a machine-gun sound of firecrackers rattled my peaceful surrounds at a volume that would wake the dead. Or at least, loud enough to wake the only foreigner sleeping in the tulou. I guessed it was time to get up. I had just spent […]

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Photo story: Chinese rural dwellings

Photo story: Chinese rural dwellings

A photographer captures the traditional “apartments” of China’s Hakka minority. By News Desk — GlobalPost Editors SHANGHAI, China — Imagine if Smurfs built forts in rural China. That’s what comes to mind when you first see the Hakka Tulou homes in Fujian province. In 2008, UNESCO granted these “apartments” World Heritage Status. UNESCO cited the […]

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