Saturday, 24 January 2015

China: Fujian Tulou

Today I got a postcard from China.

The card shows the Cuilin Building in the Xinluo village. The Cuilin Building is one of the Tulou of the Fujian province. Tulous are earthen houses built between the 15th and the 20th century to house a clan of up to 800 members. They are mainly round and were built for defence purposes. They have a courtyard in the middle, several storeys, only one door and windows just over the first floor. The inside of the tulous is often decorated. The Cuilin Building is the smallest tulou discovered so far. Fujian Tulou is since 2008 on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

With a nice stamp:

Thank You very much "cindorchen"!

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