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The construct of formidable homes of defense of Hakka clans in China

The floor plan of Chengqilou in Yongding county built in 1709, which used to house 80 families, totaling more than 600 people   The thick outer wall of a tulou separates two distinct worlds:   On the outside, the village's relatively bare pathways and buildings are of the same material, clay, giving the village and its surroundings a very homogeneous appearance. One meets very few people and the tulou with their forbidding appearance show little interest in the world outside.   Behind the main gate there is normally only a single portal. The tulou is

Fujian most formidable clan home of defense - The Tulou

The floor plan of Chengqilou in Yongding county built in 1709, which used to house 80 families, totaling more than 600 people   The thick outer wall of a tulou separates two distinct worlds:   On the outside, the village's relatively bare pathways and buildings are of the same material, clay, giving the village and its surroundings a very homogeneous appearance. One meets very few people and the tulou with their forbidding appearance show little interest in the world outside.   Behind the main gate there is normally only a single portal. The tulou is
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