Photo taken on 5th August 2010.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5.
Yanxianglou (衍香楼) Hakka tulou (客家土楼）
*These photo were taken during summer 2010*
衍香楼 (Yanxianglou) is one of well preserved Hakka earthen buildings
in Yongding country (永定), Fujian.
Yanxianglou (衍香楼) was built in 1880 by Su Guchun (苏谷春) .
Can you imagine this building is more than 130 years old!!
Su Guchun’s family was very poor when he was young but after his middle age,
he started to engage in tobacco business and earned a fortune.
He build Yang xiang lou from the money he made from his successful business.
The main body of the whole building measures 40 meters in diameter.
1.5-meter-thick bottom walls,
0.7-meter-thick crown walls as well as the 14.5-meter-high walls,
Yanxianglou has a gate, 2 water wells, 3 halls and 4 sets of staircases.
It consists of 4 floors, each floor with 34 rooms,
a total of 136 rooms in Yanxianglou.
Information reference here >>
Also, you can go over to wikipedia to read more about
these Hakka earthen buildings in Fujian province.
p/s: I can’t believe I have this post sleeping in my draft folder
for more than 2 years…
Actually I visited more than 5 Hakka tulou during this trip.
I’ll try to share the others too.