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You can visit this tulou as part of one of the tourist bus routes. You can't get upstairs in the building unless you pay a local person a fee to have your picture taken. Also, the ground level is taken up by small shops (as...More
While most tuluos (earthen buildings) built by the early Hakka are round, with usual walls and supports, Yu Chang Luo is well known for its zig zag support where a left slant is supported by a right slants. It’s pretty to take picture and sample...More
Yuchang Lou is one of the many rounded Tulou ("earthern building") in Fujian. These are traditional rural dwellings of the Hakka communities.
While there are many tulous to visit, this one is especially worth visiting for two good reasons.
It retains enough of its original...More
Yuchang Lou is one of the Tianloukeng Tulou cluster ancient building. It is still inhabited with the local 客家 families. When we were there, it happens that they are celebrating the full month of a baby. So we get to see the busiest celebration. The...More
If you are in the region to see Tulous, then this is the only one worth seeing. It has a 700 year old history and it is fascinating to see the structure still standing. The folks living there still draw fresh mountain water for their...More
The largest circular tulou (earthen building) of the Tianluokeng Cluster standing for hundreds of years already, the Yuchanglou's architecture is unique. The supporting posts at the top of the building are slanted at an angle, similar to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, some say. There's...More
We were on a tour specifically designed to show us an insight into the real China, so we were staying with a local family in a house nearby. The whole community is like one big extended family and we were treated as guests and welcomed...More
Of all the tulous we saw, this was the one of which I formed the least positive impression. That's a shame because this is one of the oldest surviving tulous, dating back to the 14th century. It is also notable as being a rare example...More