Known for the long history, large quantity, magnificent size, amazing structure and unique style, Nanjing Tulous refer to the tulous (earthen structures) all over the hills of Nanjing County, Hua’an County, Pinghe County, Zhao’an County, Yunxiao County and Zhangpu County and are hailed as Legendary Buildings on Mountains.
Originated from Song Dynasty (960 - 1276), Tulous of Fujian style grow mature during Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) and Qing Dynasty (1636 - 1912) and remain alive today. As the unique large residential buildings constructed with rammed earth on mountains, Tulous of Fujian style follow the hilly landscape to arrange rational layouts, embody Chinese traditional geomantic omen philosophies and address the domestic and defensive needs in clan cohabitation. The terraces on mountains and such local building materials as raw earth, wood and pebbles are exploited to achieve an economic, solid and defensive system of multi-story raw earth building which is also beautiful.
Built with such curious materials as clay, glutinous rice, brown sugar, bamboo pieces and water, Tulous of Fujian style are warm in winter and cool in summer and can survive strong typhoon and earthquake.
You can take the shuttle buses directly to Taxia Village. A recommended attraction, Deyuan Hall, is located in Taxia Village within walking distance.