Largest square enclosed house of Hakka (4)

16:06, March 04, 2011      

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Photo taken on Oct. 17, 2008 shows the Hakka people at the Hakka Dongsheng enclosed house in Anyuan County, east China's Jiangxi Province. Dongsheng house, one type of the typical Hakka dwellings with 94 meters long and 73 meters wide, is the largest square enclosed house for Hakka still remaining today. Built in 1842 of Qing Dynasty, the house consists of 199 rooms, nine courtyards and 18 halls, with a capacity for thousand people. More than 100 Hakka families now still live there. (Xinhua/Zhou Ke)
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