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What type of houses do Chinese people live in?

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Although many Chinese live in high-rise apartment buildings or single- family homes, some others live in traditional Chinese houses, such as cave dwellings, earthen structures or courtyard houses. In major Chinese cities, people tend to live in apartment buildings and single-family dwellings.

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In Beijing, courtyard houses are still popular dwellings that the Chinese live in. In the Shaanxi province, which is situated in northern China, some people live in cave dwellings. Some other types of dwellings are stilt houses and seal-in compounds. While stilt houses are found in southern China near waterways, seal-in compounds are located in areas like the Yunnan province. A seal-in compound is a type of courtyard compound that contains many dwellings.

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