Wuyuan puts up centuries-old houses for 'adoption'

Updated: 2017-11-29


Photo taken on Nov. 24, 2017 shows an ancient house under restoration in Wuyuan, east China's Jiangxi Province. Wuyuan, an eastern China county loved by many for its pastoral beauty, is finding a novel way to give a new life to centuries-old houses that have fallen into disrepair. People can "adopt" those rundown buildings and have them renovated as many owners lack funds or skills. Some have been redesigned into stylish boutique hotels sought after by travellers from across the country. Wuyuan has more than 4,000 ancient houses, many built over a period of 600 years, up to the end of the Qing Dynasty. (Xinhua/Song Zhenping)

Photo taken on Nov. 24, 2017 shows an ancient house restored by Yu Youhong, an inheritor of intangible cultural heritage Wuyuan brick, wooden and stone sculpture, in Wuyuan, east China's Jiangxi Province. Wuyuan, an eastern China county loved by many for its pastoral beauty, is finding a novel way to give a new life to centuries-old houses that have fallen into disrepair. People can "adopt" those rundown buildings and have them renovated as many owners lack funds or skills. Some have been redesigned into stylish boutique hotels sought after by travellers from across the country. Wuyuan has more than 4,000 ancient houses, many built over a period of 600 years, up to the end of the Qing Dynasty. (Xinhua/Song Zhenping)

Photo taken on Nov. 23, 2017 shows exterior scene of an ancient house in Wuyuan, east China's Jiangxi Province. Wuyuan, an eastern China county loved by many for its pastoral beauty, is finding a novel way to give a new life to centuries-old houses that have fallen into disrepair. People can "adopt" those rundown buildings and have them renovated as many owners lack funds or skills. Some have been redesigned into stylish boutique hotels sought after by travellers from across the country. Wuyuan has more than 4,000 ancient houses, many built over a period of 600 years, up to the end of the Qing Dynasty. (Xinhua/Song Zhenping)

Photo taken on Nov. 23, 2017 shows interior scene of an ancient house in Wuyuan, east China's Jiangxi Province. Wuyuan, an eastern China county loved by many for its pastoral beauty, is finding a novel way to give a new life to centuries-old houses that have fallen into disrepair. People can "adopt" those rundown buildings and have them renovated as many owners lack funds or skills. Some have been redesigned into stylish boutique hotels sought after by travellers from across the country. Wuyuan has more than 4,000 ancient houses, many built over a period of 600 years, up to the end of the Qing Dynasty. (Xinhua/Song Zhenping)

Photo taken on Nov. 24, 2017 shows ancient houses in Wuyuan, east China's Jiangxi Province. Wuyuan, an eastern China county loved by many for its pastoral beauty, is finding a novel way to give a new life to centuries-old houses that have fallen into disrepair. People can "adopt" those rundown buildings and have them renovated as many owners lack funds or skills. Some have been redesigned into stylish boutique hotels sought after by travellers from across the country. Wuyuan has more than 4,000 ancient houses, many built over a period of 600 years, up to the end of the Qing Dynasty. (Xinhua/Song Zhenping)

 

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