Fujian Earthen Buildings Exhibit


Fujian earthen buildings are built with rammed earth. The earth functions as a safeguard against wind, earthquakes, fire, and moisture, and it keeps the buildings cool in summer and warm in winter.These buildings are a major part of Hakka culture and are the unique products of soil building techniques that the Hakka developed in ancient times in China's central plains and Yellow River Valley before they migrated to Yongding county.  

In July 2008, the earthen buildings in Fujian Province, China, were formally added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Most of these earthen buildings are the Hokka earthen buildings in Yongding County, Fujian Province.

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