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“Fujian Tulou - the official name”

Yongding Earth Building
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

Beautiful and impressive earthern buildings with some build hundred of years ago. Went with a tour guide who was very knowledgeable about the history, the construction and the culture and tradition of the people and family who live here. With written English materials not available, recommended to go with someone who could explain and provide more information about the place. But otherwise, it is simply good enough to spend more time to marvel at the various features of the buildings e.g the carvings, the cobblestone floor, the tiles used, the thick exterior wall and the many rooms inside of the building.
With the benefit of our tour guide who pointed out to us that the Fujian government has officially declared that the Hakka Tulou must be called Fujian Tulou because 70% of the residents of the tulous are MinNan speaking people, even though the building architecture was first designed and built by the Hakka.

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Reviewed 16 September 2016

Have been to many parts of China, but this trip to Yongding Tulou country is quite an awesome and inspiring experience. That the hakka people, out of necessity and grits, could construct these buildings practically in the middle of nowhere, is truly remarkable.
Heng kong, Gaobei, and especially Chuxi with its beautiful step paddy fields serving as background are wonderful places to visit.
If you have your own transport, drive along the road behind the tulou cluster and get close to the paddy fields Was there when the paddy was ready for harvest. Sea of golden paddy was a sight to behold. Nearby, one could also get on a swinging bridge for some fun.
Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 3 September 2016

There are so many other tulous that it is unnecessary to visit this one. Especially before 4 pm. Avoid.

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Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

If you are not familiar or non Chinese speaking it is best to get a local guide so you can have a better understanding of the Hakka culture. Had not seen young locals around and majority of those we met were above 60s. They were quite shy so for non Chinese it is better you bring a local friend or guide.

It's a different lifestyle where families stay within the building. So good experience how these people live.

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Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

The Tulou communities of Yongding's Hakka people are a must see sight. I've been living in China for two years and have visited many places here and I think the tulou of Fujian are really special. Everyone knows when they come that they will see impressive and interesting architecture but nobody mentions the stunning scenery and the incredible warmth of the Hakka people. The fact that many of these are very much still living breathing communities is fascinating. I especially recommend Chuxi and Hong Keng clusters. Try to visit Hong Keng cluster early to beat the crowds. And be sure to sit a while and chat to some locals over delicious locally grown tea! Though saying that there is very little English spoken around these parts so be ready to practice your Chinese! One more thing to note: public transportation between the tulou is pretty well non-existent so keep in mind you'll have to pay for taxis and/or motorbikes on top of entrance tickets. By china standards all in all mine was a fairly expensive trip (but totally worth it!); if you are not travelling alone it would be less pricy to get around.

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