Chengqilou, Gaobei village, Yongding county.
"Of all the circular dwellings with internal open galleries,
the most famous is the Chengqilou in Yongding county built in 1709, which
used to house 80 families, totaling more than 600 people in its prosperous
days. The most significant feature of this huge collective dwelling is
that alle residents are equal in their share of living spaces. No traces
of the feudal patriachal distinctions between senior members of the family
and the younger generations predominant in the "Five Phoenix"
(Fuyulou) type of dwellings
can be found here. Such a mode of tribal habitation is a rare phenomenon
in the feudal days".