Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Fujian Tulou | China

Tulou sites are located in the mountainous areas in southeastern Fujian, China. A tulou is usually a large, enclosed and fortified building, most commonly rectangular or circular shape, with very thick earth walls between three and five stories high and housing up to 80 families.

Smaller interior buildings are often enclosed by these huge peripheral walls which can contain halls, storehouses, wells and living areas, the whole structure resembling a small fortified city.        

Part of a set of three stamps about Protected wildlife (issued in 2000). Three of the stamps depicts birds. (left) the Crested Ibis and (right) Red-crowned Crane. Here you see the Brown Eared Pheasant


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