The Tulous of Fujian Province

Around the 12th Century the people of the Fujian Province in China decided that their homes did not offer them sufficient protection in times of civil strife and from the armed bandit gangs which plagued the area for hundreds of years. Groups of families combined their incomes to provide their community with something more substantial — a tulou — that could safeguard their property and their lives in this mountainous area on the southeast coast of China.

2 Responses to The Tulous of Fujian Province

  1. cathykatejohnson says:

    That’s fascinating! Brilliant…

  2. Anon says:

    so amazing…

    such solid architecture it could survive severe earthquakes, and so practical…

    cool looking too

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