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  • December 3, 2010

Brickware over a doorwayOwing to the wealth accumulated by Huizhou tradesmen from the mid-Southern Song (1127 – 1279) to Emperor Qianlong's reign (r. 1736-1796) in the Qing dynasty, an influential, regional architectural style was able to develop in Huizhou. Many features of this local style were incorporated in the architectural development of the south, in particular the canal towns of the Yangzi River delta. As you walk around Huizhou villages, you will want to watch out for the following details:

Individual House Features