Tulou, or earthen buildings, in the Chuxi Tulou Cluster in Chuxi village, Yongding district, Fujian. The cluster consists of five round earthen buildings and 31 square earth buildings. Photo: AFP

Inside Fujian’s Unesco-listed Hakka roundhouses: their history, architecture and why heritage status is mixed blessing

The earthen buildings in southwest China, called tulou, have become a big tourist draw since many were included in a UN World Heritage Site in 2008. What to expect when you pay a visit and why their new status it is not all good news for villagers

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Tulou, or earthen buildings, in the Chuxi Tulou Cluster in Chuxi village, Yongding district, Fujian. The cluster consists of five round earthen buildings and 31 square earth buildings. Photo: AFP
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