Square enclosed house considered as "living fossil" of Hakka culture

Source:Xinhua Published: 2018/1/6 11:18:49

Photo taken on Jan. 4, 2018 shows the five gates of a Hakka square enclosed house in Hepu County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The well-preserved Hakka square enclosed house is considered as a "living fossil" of Hakka culture and architecture. Built in 1883, this house covers an area of 6,050 square meters. Its walls were made by the mixture of mud, lime, sand, sticky rice and brown sugar. The house still has residents today. (Xinhua/Zhang Ailin)


 

Aerial photo taken on Jan. 4, 2018 shows the Hakka square enclosed house in Hepu County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The well-preserved Hakka square enclosed house is considered as a "living fossil" of Hakka culture and architecture. Built in 1883, this house covers an area of 6,050 square meters. Its walls were made by the mixture of mud, lime, sand, sticky rice and brown sugar. The house still has residents today. (Xinhua/Zhang Ailin)


 

Photo taken on Jan. 4, 2018 shows the entrance of the Hakka square enclosed house in Hepu County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The well-preserved Hakka square enclosed house is considered as a "living fossil" of Hakka culture and architecture. Built in 1883, this house covers an area of 6,050 square meters. Its walls were made by the mixture of mud, lime, sand, sticky rice and brown sugar. The house still has residents today. (Xinhua/Zhang Ailin)


 

An ancient banyan tree grows on a wall of a Hakka square enclosed house in Hepu County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Jan. 4, 2018. The well-preserved Hakka square enclosed house is considered as a "living fossil" of Hakka culture and architecture. Built in 1883, this house covers an area of 6,050 square meters. Its walls were made by the mixture of mud, lime, sand, sticky rice and brown sugar. The house still has residents today. (Xinhua/Zhang Ailin)


 

Photo taken on Jan. 4, 2018 shows a well of fresh water with more than 100 years history in a Hakka square enclosed house in Hepu County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The well-preserved Hakka square enclosed house is considered as a "living fossil" of Hakka culture and architecture. Built in 1883, this house covers an area of 6,050 square meters. Its walls were made by the mixture of mud, lime, sand, sticky rice and brown sugar. The house still has residents today. (Xinhua/Zhang Ailin)


 

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