Traditional folk houses revive in Shiping, S Yunnan
The news was updated on August 20, 2019.
Yang Guobao, a local resident from Shiping cleans up his upturned roof with care
No matter where they locate, old architectures are something that can always trigger people’s memory or imagination of the past. This is not exceptional in Yunnan, either.
However, many hundred-year-old residences here, mostly featured with one or another specific regional architectural style, have been eroded or even torn down by natural forces over the past a few decades.
Shiping, a key historic town in south Yunnan province, received a fund of 20,000,000 yuan from the China Foundation for Cultural Heritage Conservation in 2016, which bears a particular mission to save old and fragile folk houses across the country.
This has surely given a new life to these wooden folk houses.
Since the April of 2018, 18 of them have been fully repaired, with the same materials and techniques that were applied hundreds of years ago when they were built in the first place.
A detailed instruction has also been made to guide the further repair and maintenance of these native cultural heritages.
Now, renewed folk houses once again come into the sight and life of local residents.
Cang Xiaoyu, 75, rests at her home in Fujiaying village, Shiping
73-year-old Yang Guobao chats with his granddaughter in the yard.
Yang makes wood beams by hand.
Overlook of a repaired residence in Fujiaying village
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