The Fujian Tulou are the best preserved and most representative examples of the tulou of the mountainous regions of south China. The large dramatic earthen defensive buildings, built between the 13th and 20th centuries are an extraordinary reflection of the Hakka settlement.
I took this photo from the mountains close by.
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Without rights for land ownership, more and more traditional houses in China are being demolished or rebuilt. The few left can only be seen in rural villages, inhabited mostly by women and the elderly.