Hukka Tulou Guide

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Hakka Tulou, also known as Fujian Tulou, is a unique and mysterious Chinese rural architecture with a thick earth wall enclosure found only in the mountainous areas in southwestern Fujian province bordering Guangdong in South China. Tulou is usually an enclosed building, mostly square or circular in configuration, with a very thick earth wall which is up to six feet thick and wooden frameworks, from three to five stories high, housing up to 80 families. These earth buildings have only one entrance, guarded by 4-5 inch thick wooden doors reinforced with an outer shell of iron plate. The top level of these earth building have gun holes for defence against bandits.

What is amazing about these earth buildings is the fact that in spite of the earth wall, some of them are more than 700 years old, surviving through centuries of natural elements, including earthquakes, yet still standing solid. There are more than 20,000 earth buildings to be found in South China. At the end of Song Dynasty, Han people began to settle in the area and built Tulou. As Tulou are extremely common in Nanjing County, nobody can tell the exact year when the first Tulou appeared. However, according to the existing record, the Liu Family built a square building called Jiguang Building in Xiaban Village in Shuyang Township.

The Tulou in Nanjing are highly concentrated in the town of Shuyang, Meilin, Chuangchang, Nankeng, Kuiyang and Hexi, which are linked together along the Jiulong River. These Tulou are precious presentation of the traditional Chinese architecture and earth-working civilization which originated from the ancient clan society, and can be found at the ancient sites like Banpo in Xi'an. Besides, Tulou in Nanjing County is a material model of the traditional blood-relation oriented ideological culture of Chinese civilization.
Some guide information of Hakka Tulou.         Location: Yongding, Nanjing County in Fujian         Opening hours: 07:30-18:00         Tickets: RMB50/Person         Contact number: +86 10 85968802

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Is it possible to take day trip from Xiamen to Hukka Tulou ?

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Hello, if you don’t want to stay overnight in Tulou Area, there’s no problem to take day trip from Xiamen to Tulou, it’s not too far from Xiamen.