How to Get from Xiamen to Yongding Tulou | Xiamen to Yongding Transportation
In 2008, Fujian Tulou, including 46 Earthen Buildings in total, were inscribed by UNESCO as a cluster of World Cultural Heritage Sites. Amongst the 46 Tulou, 23 (half of them) are in Yongding, which made Yongding an unmissable place to visit during Fujian tour! Yongding Tulou is about about 160-200 km west from Xiamen - the main transit city to Yongding. How to get from Xiamen to Yongding Tulou? Taking a private car is the most recommended way for travelers to get to Yongding Tulou directly. There are also direct coaches to get to Yongding from Xiamen. Visitors may also choose train travel to Nanjing, Longyan or Yongding first and then transfer to bus to get to Yongding Tulou Scenic Area.
More details about how to get to Yongding Tulou from Xiamen by car, coach and train, please continue to read the following passage to inspire yourself!
Where is Yongding Tulou, Fujian
Location of Yongding: Hukeng Town, Yongding District, Longyan City, Fujian (福建省龙岩市永定区湖坑镇)
Most Yongding tulou scenic spots are located around Hukeng Town (湖坑镇) in the southeast part of Yongding county. Yongding Tulou is about 165 km west from Xiamen City, 80 km south from Longyan city and 39km from Yongding district.
Located in the middle of the Yongding Tulou Scenic Area, Hongkeng Tulou Cluster (洪坑土楼群) in Hukeng Town(湖坑镇) is often used as a tourist site in the tulou area. To the east can reach Gaobei Tulou Cluster and Tulou Clusters in Nanjing County; To the west can reach Nanxi Tulou Cluster and authentic Chuxi Tulou Clusters. Other Hakka earth buildings in Yongding are mostly distributed in mountains, hills and valleys or beaded along the stream and river.
More details about tulou clusters and top earth buildings in Yongding, please visit Yongding Tulou Travel Guide >>
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How to Get to Yongding Tulou from Xiamen
The two most recommended ways to get to Yongding from Xiamen is by private car or long-distance coach. However, tourists can also get to Yongding County or Longyan City by train and then transfer to buses to visit Hongkeng Tulou Cluster in Hukeng Town (湖坑镇) or Chuxi Tulou Clusters in Xiayang Town (下洋镇).
Get to Yongding Tulou by Private Car - Top Recommended
As Yongding Tulou is far from Xiamen city and with no direct trains or flight to get there. So take licensed private car from Xiamen to Yongding Tulou is the most recommended way. If you choose to take private car from Xiamen to Yongding Tulou, you will not waste too much time and energy on traffic transfer. It will be about 160-200 km of driving distance from Xiamen city to Yongding Tulou, and it only takes 2.5 - 3.5 hours.
You may worry about how to find a licensed private car. China Discovery provides you the private transfer service, which includes escorting you from Xiamen Airport, any railway stations or even any hotels in Xiamen to famous Tulou clusters in Yongding such as Hongkeng Tulou Cluster, Chuxi Tulou Clusters, Chengqilou, etc. We will also receive you from the town back to Xiamen or further travel to Nanjing county. All in all, with our private transfer service, you don’t need to worry about your transfers anymore in your trip. Furthermore, our private drivers have qualified driving licenses, and they are good at driving on mountain roads as they are experienced local drivers. Our professional guide will also accompany all your journey and introduce Hakka culture, history and interesting stories about Fujian Tulou. There’s nothing you need to worry about along your trip. All you have to do is just enjoying your trip in comfortable private car.
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Get to Yongding Tulou by Coach - For Independent Travelers
- Running Time: from 06:40 to 13:00
- Direct Bus Route: Xiamen City (厦门) - Xiayang Town (下洋镇)
- Stop at: Zhangzhou City (漳州市), Nanjing County (南靖县), Shuyang Town (书洋镇), Hukeng Town (湖坑镇), Xiayang Town (下洋镇)
Everyday, there are direct coaches running between Xiamen and Tulou scenic spots in Yongding. From Xiamen Fanghu Bus Station (枋湖客运中心)/ Xinglin Bus Station (杏林汽车站) to Yongding Xiayang Bus Station (永定下洋), the whole journey takes about 3-5 hours, and tourists can get off from midway stop.
For those who want to visit Hongkeng Tulou Cluster (洪坑土楼群), Gaobei Tulou Cluster (高北土楼群), Zhenfulou (振福楼) and Chengqilou (承启楼) need to get off at Hukeng Bus Station (湖坑站).
Or if you would like to visit more authentic Tulou clusters in Yongding county, you can get off at Xiayang Station (下洋站) and transfer to a local bus to visit Chuxi Tulou Cluster (初溪土楼群) and Zhongchuan Ancient Village (中川古村落).
Get to Yongding Tulou by Train + Car/Bus - For Independent Visitors
If you are an independent traveler and miss the direct bus, or if you travel from other places to Yongding, you can take trains to get to Longyan city or Yongding County first and then transfer to cars or buses there. Here are several transfer plans to get to Yongding Tulou for your reference:
Option 1: Xiamen - Longyan - Yongding Hongkeng Tulou Cluster
Take a high-speed train in Xiamen and get to Longyan city first. There are more than 35 high-speed trains leaving from Xiamen Railway Station or Xiamen North Railway Station and arriving at Longyan Railway Station everyday. The whole journey takes less than 1.5 hours. Then transfer to Longyan Bus Station and take the special bus line to Yongding Hongkeng Tulou Cluster. (Every hour from 7:00 ~ 17:00, there will be buses departing from Longyan Bus Station and arriving at Yongding Hongkeng Tulou Cluster)
More information about train stations in Xiamen, please visit Xiamen Transportation >>
Longyan Railway Station
Longyan Railway Station, near the city center, has a very convenient transportation system, can easily reach by taxi, bus and motorcycle, etc. It’s about 3 km from Longyan Bus Station. Visitors can transfer from train station to bus station by taxi within 20 minutes. There are trains to/from Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Kunming, Chengdu, Guiyang, Xiamen, Fuzhou, Quanzhou, etc.
Option 2: Xiamen - Yongding - Hukeng Tulou Cultural Village
There is a small station in Yongding and everyday with only two normal trains (train travel takes about 3.5 hours) from Xiamen to Yongding in the late afternoon. Independent travelers can buy a ticket to Hukeng Tulou Cultural Village when you reach Yongding Bus Station. Buses to Hukeng Cultural Village depart every 40 minutes.
More detailed information about real-time train schedule, please visit Xiamen to Yongding real-time train schedule
Get around Yongding Tulou
The Hongkeng Tulou Cluster (Folk Cultural Village) in Hukeng town is about 4km away from Gaobei Tulou Cluster and Chengqilou, about 5km away from Nanxi Tulou Cluster and more than 40km away from Chuxi Tulou Cluster. There is no tourist bus running between each spots. And it takes 10 minutes to 1 hour to travel in between any two of them by car. Therefore, if you want a deep tour or would like to cover more highlights, taking a private car is the most recommended way to tour around tulou clusters and famous Hakka roundhouses in Yongding Tulou Scenic Area.
In order to save time and energy, you can book a Fujian tulou tour package including local private transfer service. Whether you want to a quick tour of the top famous earth buildings in Yongding within a day or linger here for more days and extend your journey to Nanjing Tulou to fully appreciate different types of Tulou and Hakka culture, we can arrange for you. Contact us if you need any help!
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How to Plan a Fujian Tulou Tour
Most visitors prefer to plan 1-2 days to see Fujian Tulou with one day to see Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster, Taxia Village, Yuchang Building and top earthen buildings in Nanjing and another day to see 1-2 clusters of Hongkeng Tulou Cluster, Chuxi Tulou Cluster, Gaobei Tulou Cluster in Yongding. Besides, if you have more days, you can have a deeper exploration of Nanjing and Yongding Tulou clusters.
Furthermore, most travelers like to visit Fujian Tulou from Xiamen with 1-2 days exploring the best city highlights there including Gulangyu Island, Nanputuo Temple, etc. and convenient landing by flights or high speed train.
Besides, you can also plan as many other visitors to spend 5-6 days visiting Wuyishan together with Xiamen and Fujian Tulou to appreciate more natural and cultural charm of Fujian Province.
If you are interested in photography, you can add 2-4 days to shoot Xiapu Mudflat in Ningde.
If you want to discover more culture and nature highlights to Fuzhou, Quanzhou, etc., plan 1-2 more days for each destination.
Beyond Fujian, China boasts a lot of wonderful nature, culture, history and city charm to discover, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Guilin, Chengdu, Huangshan, Hangzhou, Yunnan, etc. Extend your Fujian trip to more popular destinations to enrich your exploration of China in one go!
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