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Wonderful Houses Around the World

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Wonderful Houses Around the World
pages 6-9

China
Living Together in a Circle

pages 6-7
Deep in the mountains, there is a round earthen building called a tulou. It is surrounded by a thick dirt wall. It looks as if a huge flying saucer has landed. It is in the Fujian province of China.

There are as many as three hundred people living in this tulou. Entering through the gate in the wall, you will find it is very lively inside. Take a few steps, and here and there you will hear people calling to you to stop for tea. In the middle is the hall for ancestor worship. Looking up, you can see a round circle of sky.


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