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Hakka Roundhouses (Ké jiā tü lóu)

Hakka Roundhouses (Ké jiā tü lóu) Review

Legend has it that when these four-story-tall structures were first spotted by the American military, fear spread that they were silos for some unknown gigantic missile. They were created centuries before by the Hakka, or Guest People, an offshoot of the Han Chinese who settled all over southeastern China. Made of raw earth, glutinous rice, and brown sugar and reinforced with bamboo and wood, they are the most beautiful example of Hakka architecture. The roundhouses are in Yong Ding, 210 km (130 miles) northwest of Xiamen. Joining a tour group or hiring a private car is your best option for getting here.

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  • Address: Yong Ding
  • Location: Xiamen
Updated: 06-10-2013

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