Fujian Tulou Travel Tips & FAQs 2021/2022
1. What are the 46 Fujian Tulou Sites which was inscribed in World Heritage Sites in 2008?
A tulou is usually a large, enclosed and fortified earth building, rectangular or circular in configuration, with very thick load-bearing rammed earth walls between three and five stories high and housing up to 80 families. A total of 46 Fujian Tulou sites, including Chuxi tulou cluster, Tianluokeng tulou cluster, Hekeng tulou cluster, Gaobei tulou cluster, Dadi tulou cluster, Hongkeng tulou cluster, Yangxian lou, Huiyuan lou, Zhengfu lou and Hegui lou, have been inscribed in 2008 by UNESCO as World Heritage Site, as "exceptional examples of a building tradition and function exemplifying a particular type of communal living and defensive organization in a harmonious relationship with their environment". The best places to enjoy tulou heritage include Nanjing (南靖), Yongding (永定) and Huaan (华安).
2. How to plan a Fujian Tulou tour? - best Tulou traveling route
Most people would spend 1-3 days in Fujian Tulou areas to experience the legendary Hakka culture and be immersed in authentic rural life. If you would like a quick tour, you can spend 1 day visiting Tianluokeng Tulou cluster, Heguilou, Huaiyuanlou, etc in Nanjing. For those who would like to explore tulou and Hakka culture deeper, you are recommended to take another 1-2 days further to Hongkeng Tulou Cluster, Chuxi Tulou Cluster, Chengqilou, etc. in Yongding. In fact, lots of visitors prefer to travel Fujian Tulou from Xiamen with convenient transfer and also city highlights for leisure, and such a combo usually needs about 3-5 days.
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3. How can I get to the Tulou clusters? - Fujian Tulou transportation
Fujian Tulou is mainly located in Nanjing County and Yongding County, about 140-180 km from Xiamen. There are usually 3 ways to reach the Tulou areas, by private car, flight transfer or train transfer.
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(2)There is no flight to the two counties, but you could fly to Xiamen or Longyan City first and then transfer to the Tulou areas.
(3)High Speed train is another choice. There are many D-trains running at Nanjing Train Station or Longyan Train Station.
4. How is accommodation like during my Tulou tour? - Where to Stay in Fujian Tulou Area
Staying overnight in a Tulou building is also one of the highlights while visiting this living world heritage! There are various choices for you to stay, including 4-star hotels, comfortable hostels and inns. All the accommodations are clean and tidy that can meet your basic needs.
5. When is the best time to visit Fujian Tulou? - Fujian Tulou weather & seasons to go
Fujian Tulou region belongs to the subtropical oceanic monsoon climate. With a consistently mild and pleasant climate year-around, Fujian Tulou are suitable to be visited at any time you want, however, spring, autumn and early winter in December are the most popular time. You may enjoy beautiful rice terrace view surrounded Tulou in Spring, meet flickering fireflies in summer night, watching the harvest scenes of Hakka people in autumn and embrace the Hakka festivals and colorful culture in winter.
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6. Fujian Tulou maps: location, tourist & transportation
Fujian Tulou is scattered in the south part of Fujian province in Nanjing, Yongding and Hua’an county. Driving east for 140-180 kilometers and 2.5~3 hours around is China's costal city Xiamen, which is also the best gateway to visit Fujian Tulou.
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7. How much is the entrance fee of Fujian Tulou?
Nanjing Tulou offers three kinds of tickets. The ticket price varies from CNY 50~90 according to the different visiting routes you are going to experience. Different Tulou areas in Yongding have their own tickets. And the Tulou in each area shares one ticket, and the price ranges from CNY 50~90.
8. Photography tips for Fujian Tulou
Tulous are similar in appearance but all distinct from each other. Yongding County owns the largest area of tulous. Nanjing County has the most peculiar tulou and is also the nearest tulou scenic area from Xiamen city. Tulous in Hua'an County are less popular but more original. Aerial photography is the best way to shoot the panoramic view, various shape and surrounding idyllic nature scenery of Tulou. You can also enrich your photos by adding humanities photography and using wide-angle photography.
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9. What kinds of Festivals can I experience with the local Hakkas?
Festivals have a special place in Hakka culture. The most important festivals are: The Lunar New Year, The Lantern Festival, The Middle-Autumn Festival, Qingming Festival and Zou Gu Shi.
Zou Gu Shi Celebration: Zou Gu Shi is the traditional Hakka folk custom, which is a Hakka ceremony that choose a child who was pretended an ancient officer and stand on a wooden board and held by people. The whole march takes 3 hours on the 15th morning of the Lantern Fesival. According to the concept of the clan, each family will provide a wooden board named “Da Zong”. Each family will try their best to run fast as the march begins and which family will be a winner if they arrive at the destination firstly and means the whole family will be luckier around the coming year.
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10. I want to try some local food. What special food can I eat in the Hakka areas?
You should not miss Hakka cuisine - the cooking style of the Hakka people. Specialties: Salt Baked Chicken, Ngiong Tew Foo, Beef meatball soup, Fried pork with fermented tofu, Sliced cold chicken, Soked duck feet, Ciba, Soked niu pi etc.
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