Eastern China Sights

Hakka Roundhouses (Kéjiā tülóu)

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Published 02/08/2016

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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, an offshoot of the Han Chinese who settled all over southeastern China. Peppering the countryside of Yong Ding, 225 km (140 miles) northwest of Xiamen, these beautiful examples of Hakka architecture are made of raw earth, sand, brown sugar, and glutinous rice, and reinforced with bamboo and wood. Joining a tour group or hiring a private car is your best option for getting here.

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Yong Ding, Fujian, China

Published 02/08/2016


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