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Old Apr 5, 2010, 3:41 AM   #1
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I went over to see the Tulou ("earth dwelling", "round stronghouse" ) of Fujian province in mainland China just prior to the Easter holiday.
For a background history of the various sites of Tulou Fujian Tulou - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fujian Tulou is however the official name adopted by UNESCO for all dwellings of this type. There is no way that I can take images of an unspoiled and unmodified Tulou.
Even with elaborate effort in preserving the historic structures and presenting it to interested tourists, destruction is everywhere. Some of destruction was done by the residents there who cannot resists the temptation of modern convenience like sewer, gas supply and road system....






Set up for tourists' viewing is really difficult for flimsy structure as shown here. I can see the need for full legal waiver for U S tourists. But that is not set up at all.




























Very sophisticated ventilation system on roof tiles of Tulou





Sorry. I took very few typical tourist shot like this one.



Some of the entrance fee goes to the colorful performance. But I would rather they spend more in preserving the old fixtures and flimsy structures
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Old Apr 5, 2010, 3:42 AM   #2
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Other temple shots in Xiamen, Fujian province, China




















I should have brought in my Zenitar as my Sigma 24-60mm is not as wide as I would need in certain tight spot




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Good picks! Tulou was a place that I missed in my last travel, as i run out of time. Nex time i'll go there! Thanks for sharing.
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A great travelogue of pictures, Daniel. Thanks for sharing them.
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Good picks! Tulou was a place that I missed in my last travel, as i run out of time. Nex time i'll go there! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks. I was ecstatic when the tour was booked. I only regret that I did not take a wider lens like my Zen 16mm. But you travel you want to have less gear on your back

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I went over to see the Tulou ("earth dwelling", "round stronghouse" ) of Fujian province in mainland China just prior to the Easter holiday.
For a background history of the various sites of Tulou Fujian Tulou - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fujian Tulou is however the official name adopted by UNESCO for all dwellings of this type. There is no way that I can take images of an unspoiled and unmodified Tulou.
Even with elaborate effort in preserving the historic structures and presenting it to interested tourists, destruction is everywhere. Some of destruction was done by the residents there who cannot resists the temptation of modern convenience like sewer, gas supply and road system....

Set up for tourists' viewing is really difficult for flimsy structure as shown here. I can see the need for full legal waiver for U S tourists. But that is not set up at all.



Very sophisticated ventilation system on roof tiles of Tulou

Sorry. I took very few typical tourist shot like this one.

Some of the entrance fee goes to the colorful performance. But I would rather they spend more in preserving the old fixtures and flimsy structures

Daniel,

Great series. Can study the artist's work place for a long time. Picture to remember

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