【大美广东】Hakka-style houses attract flocks of visitors
#TheGreatBeautyofGuangdong With 249 well-preserved unique houses of all sizes, Shixing County, Shaoguan City is crowned as the “Township of the Chinese Circular Houses”. During the last May Day holiday, Shixing held the 2023 Guangdong (Shixing) Circular Houses Culture and Tourism Week, attracting scores of visitors to take an immersive journey to its ancient residences.
Designed to be axially symmetric, the circular houses are a fusion of the northern courtyard and southern residential characteristics of China. With their unique Hakka style, the houses are normally square, rectangular, or ellipse in shape. They can safeguard residences against theft, flood, earthquake, and other disasters. It is also of great value to the study of Hakka history and its cultural roots.