four dishes with one soup

four dishes with one soup

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four dishes with one soup

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Standing on the middle of the mountain, facing the south, it is composed of five earthen buildings. The square building stands in the middle, and surrounded by three round buildings and an oval one. A Hakka village in Nangjing, Fujian, China. All villagers belong to a same family tree and have been living in the earthen buildings for centuries. There are more than 35,000 earth buildings to be found in southern China, but this village is the most characteristic one with its special outlook. Inhabited by hundreds of Hakka people of Huang family, the castle is nicknamed as "four dishes with one soup" by locals. In spite of the earthen wall, some of them are more than 700 years old, surviving through centuries of natural elements, including earthquakes, yet still standing solid. I stayed two nights in that oval one.

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