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Written by Janvi Chow
Published August 2018

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Hakka Round House

Guangzhou hakka round house
Hakka Round House in Rural of Guangzhou (Weilongwu)

Hakka Round House A Hakka round house is a large multi-family communal living structure that is designed to be easily defensible. This building style is unique to the Hakka people found in southern China. According to incomplete statistics, the population of the Hakka in mainland China is about 40 million, and most of them live in the border area of Guangdong, Fujian and Jiangxi province. The Hakka were originally immigrants from northern China who settled in the southern provinces. From the 17th century onwards, population pressures drove them more and more into conflict with their neighbours (called punti in Cantonese). As rivalry for resources turned to armed warfare, the Hakka began building communal living structures designed to be easily defensible.

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Shimen National Forest Park

Guangzhou scenic spots, Shimen National Forest Park

There are not so many places that you can go to see fall foliage in Guangzhou. Locals usually flock to Shimen National Forest Park for their fall color trips. Shimen Park enjoys the good name "Guangzhou Fragrance Hill". The park has 494.2 acres of red autumnal leaves and embraces features of a south subtropical zone. The park mainly contains three categories of trees: maple, sapium discolor and red maple, which mostly grow in the park’s Pastoral Areas, Shimen Scenic Area and Shizao Scenic Area.

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