Tulou Circles

At Yunshuiyao tulou village, near Xiamen. 

"Tulou" literally means "earth building", they were maingly built by people as a defensive building. The buildings are circle or square shaped and they all have an innner courtyard where all families could share life together. Ground floor is for the kitchen, first floors are used as warehouses and upper floors are for resting.

On the way to the village

Tulou corridors

Tulou at night

Tulou door at night

Tulour morning

Tulour interior

Tulou floors

Tulou village

A Tulou entrance

Tulou morning