Xiamen University

Hua'an Dadi Tulou Cluster, a living museum in Fujian

Fujian Tulou is the most extraordinary type of Chinese rural dwellings of the Hakka and others in the mountainous areas in southwestern Fujian. The earth buildings are regarded as exceptional examples of a building tradition and function exemplifying a particular type of communal living and defensive organization in a harmonious relationship with their environment.   A panoramic view of the Hua'an Dadi Tulou Cluster, Fujian.       Eryi Lou (L), Nanyang Lou (M) and Dongyang Lou (R).   There are a total of 46 tulou sites in