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Secrets about made-of-clay houses in Lang Son

Po Kit village in Khuat Xa communes in Loc Binh district in the northern mountainous province of Lang Son with 53 households has preserved 29 original trinh tuong houses. 

 

 

These houses are made of clay but they are very solid and firm and have existed for decades. 

As one of the few villages with a large number of earthen houses built in the second half of the last century, Po Kit village is now a popular tourist destination in Lang Son.

 

Bí mật ít biết về những ngôi nhà trình tường ở xứ Lạng

Po Kit village still has 29 earthen houses with a total floor area of ​​3,179m2, including 13 houses adjacent to each other.

 

Bí mật ít biết về những ngôi nhà trình tường ở xứ Lạng

These houses still retain their typical architecture.

 

 

Bí mật ít biết về những ngôi nhà trình tường ở xứ Lạng

Most of the houses were built in the 1970s and 1980s.

 

Bí mật ít biết về những ngôi nhà trình tường ở xứ Lạng

A trinh tuong house usually has two floors with three rooms, and two compartments used as storage and kitchen. The altar is placed in the middle room. Behind the altar is the room for the elderly. There is a yard for drying paddy, rice, and maize and drying clothes in front of the house.

 

 

Bí mật ít biết về những ngôi nhà trình tường ở xứ Lạng

These houses are unique as the walls are made of red soil mixed with clay.

 

Bí mật ít biết về những ngôi nhà trình tường ở xứ Lạng

This kind of house is sustainable, economical, warm in winter, and cool in summer. They are resistant to the wind and heat. 

 

 

Bí mật ít biết về những ngôi nhà trình tường ở xứ Lạng

Trinh tuong houses usually have two floors, with wooden stairs. People only live downstairs and the upstairs is used to store paddy, corn, potatoes... to avoid moisture and termites.

 

Bí mật ít biết về những ngôi nhà trình tường ở xứ Lạng

The kitchen with unique features of the Nung Phan Sinh people.

 

 

Bí mật ít biết về những ngôi nhà trình tường ở xứ Lạng

Due to the needs of life, many people have renovated trinh tuong houses inside, but the outside is still preserved.

 

Bí mật ít biết về những ngôi nhà trình tường ở xứ Lạng

Areas for cattle and poultry.

 

 

Bí mật ít biết về những ngôi nhà trình tường ở xứ Lạng

All houses are covered with yin and yang tiles.

 

Bí mật ít biết về những ngôi nhà trình tường ở xứ Lạng

Mr. Hoang Trong Quan, 53, still lives in a traditional house. He said that it is difficult to buy yin and yang tiles.

 


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