Chinese civilisation, undoubtedly one of the oldest in the world, amazes with its great ancient constructions. The architecture of historic castles and fortifications reflects mystic, religious and philosophical secrets of this eastern country. Completely different from their European counterparties, Chinese castles enchant contemporary tourists with almost divine beauty, unique forms and rich decorations. Undoubtedly, the most distinctive example of this type of castle is the Potala Palace, a huge palace and temple complex constructed by the best Chinese, Tibetan and Nepalese builders. Another massive palace complex, the symbol of China's capital – Gù Gōng, was not open to public until the 20th century. It is also called the Forbidden City because dissenters or ordinary people were not allowed to set foot in that place for many centuries. Those who turn their attention not only to luxury but also exceptional architecture will certainly visit with interest castles called Tulou that are located in the east part of Chinese province Fujian, they were made of compacted soil.