Built in 1308, Yuchanglou has been the oldest tulou existing in Fujian Province. This 18.2 meter high share the 269 rooms in all of the 5 floors. There are 5 stairways in 5 different sections inside, and 22 water wells in each ground floor kitchens which surpass any other tulous in Fujian for the number. However fragile it may seem, this building has been showing its fastness by resisting the damage a long period of 700 years of time would have delivered, and has survived numerous earthquakes, all of these marvels entitle it to be a living specimen for research of ancient dwelling.
Yuchang Building (also known as the East Downed West Tower) was built in the late Yuan Dynasty and the early Ming Dynasty (about 1368) and is said to be the oldest and largest round building. It has a height of 5 layers and 18.2 meters. There are 54 rooms in each floor. There are 270 rooms in total, covering an area of 2,289 square meters and a building area of 6358.2 square meters. There is a Guanyin temple in the middle. The ground is covered with uneven stone roads and it is as close as it is to hear it telling its own history.
From the beginning of the door, all the way is invited to enter the home to see the well, on the first floor, each household has a small well, did not walk into the view, the commercial atmosphere is too strong, a little uncomfortable. The only regret is that because of the age of the earth building, it is impossible to go upstairs to find out the true colors. It is a pity that only the periphery can be turned around and look.
The temple in the middle, the incense is very busy, there is a small sales department next to it. Yuchang Tower is admired by the outside, the shape is huge, the stream in front of the door, the stone bridge and the earth building echo each other, as if the children are playing in the water and having fun.