Fujian Tulou Weather, Best Time to Visit Nanjing & Yongding Tulou


When talking about Fujian Tulou, we usually refer to Yongding Tulou and Nanjing Tulou in the regions of Yongding County (永定县) and Nanjing County (南靖县) in Fujian Province, China. Yongding and Nanjing are close to each other, so their weather and climate are almost the same.

Fujian Tulou region belongs to the subtropical oceanic monsoon climate. It has a consistently mild and pleasant climate year-around. The annual average temperature in Fujian Tulou is around 20℃ (68℉). There is no hot summer or cold winter. Even in the coldest months of January and February, temperatures rarely drop below 10℃ (50℉). May through September is the rainy season when temperatures and humidity peak. However, even during this hottest period of time, the Fujian Tulou temperature rarely rise up to 35℃ (95℉).

Best Time to Visit Fujian Tulou (Yongding Tulou & Nanjing Tulou)

Thanks to the pleasant climate year-around, Fujian Tulou, including Nanjing Tulou, Yongding Tulou and Hua’an Tulou, are suitable to be visited at any time you want, while spring from March to May and autumn and early winter from September to December are the most popular.

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Fujian Tulou Seasons to Go

The subtropical climate in Fujian Tulou means that this region experiences warm spring and autumn, hot summer and balmy winter.

Fujian Tulou Spring (March, April, May)

Temperature: 17~30℃

Spring is one of the best seasons to visit Fujian Tulou. The temperature of this month is generally pleasant. And the rainy season won’t come until the late May. No matter where you visit, you will find good weather to go out for sightseeing. Besides, spring is an off-peak time, and thus you may have more opportunities to avoid the crowds and find good deals on accommodation and tours.

Spring is also the season for ploughing, which marks the start of cultivation. During this season, local Hakka people flat their land and then sow the prepared seeds into the fields. The primitive farming life of this time of year attracts many photographers.

What to Wear

T-shirt, thin jean and thin coat.

Fujian Tulou Spring Activities

1) Visit the so many Tulou (earthen buildings) of Yongding Tulou and Nanjing Tulou, like Chengqi Building and Zhenyuan Building in Yongding and Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster in Nanjing, to savor the ancient wisdom of Hakka people and explore their history and old stories.

2) Capture great photos of the harmony countryside in Fujian Tulou, with Hakka locals and their oxen working in the wet fields next to amazing Tulou buildings.

3) Enjoy hiking at Chuxi Tulou Cluster, the most primitive Tulou area in Yongding with beautiful rice terrace view.


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Zhengcheng Building

Zhengcheng Building

Hekeng Tulou Cluster

Hekeng Tulou Cluster

Fujian Tulou Weather in March

  • Temperature: 17~24°C
  • Rainfall: 94mm
  • Rainy Days: 18 days

Fujian Tulou Weather in April

  • Temperature: 21~28°C
  • Rainfall: 125mm
  • Rainy Days: 20 days

Fujian Tulou Weather in May

  • Temperature: 24~30°C
  • Rainfall: 234mm
  • Rainy Days: 25 days

Fujian Tulou Summer (June, July, August)

Temperature: 26~34℃

Summer is the hottest season of Fujian Tulou. However, even in this peak season, the temperature is usually below 35℃ (except at noon). With temperature rises, row upon row of neatly planted seedlings thrive, adding beautiful green color in this remote area. Though summer brings more bright sunshine to this region, it is also rainy and foggy. Rain is part of everyday life there. Over half of each month in summer is rainy. Light rains may make this region more mysterious, whereas some heavy rains may disrupt your tour plan. Therefore, you are suggested to carefully check the weather forecast before you go.

What to Wear

short sleeves, long trousers, a functional, lightweight raincoat and a pair of shoes to wear in the rain.

Fujian Tulou Summer Activities

1) Take 1~2 days to get close to some Tulou of this region. Go inside the buildings to explore their different but marvelous design and to discover their history and ancient stories. The best Tulou areas include Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster in Nanjing and Hongkeng Tulou Cluster, Chuxi Tulou Cluster and Gaobei Tulou Cluster in Yongding.

2) Stay overnight at one of your favorite Tulou to enjoy the charming cool inside the unique building surrounded by mud.

3) Meet flickering fireflies at Taxia Village in Nanjing Tulou. Those sparkling creatures dancing in the summer nights will make you feel like being in the Milky Way.


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Chuxi Tulou Cluster in late Summer

Chuxi Tulou Cluster

Yunshuiyao Scenic Area

Yunshuiyao Scenic Area

Fujian Tulou Weather in June

  • Temperature: 26~31°C
  • Rainfall: 26~31
  • Rainy Days: 26 days
  • Fujian Tulou Weather in July

  • Temperature: 27~34°C
  • Rainfall: 220mm
  • Rainy Days: 24 days
  • Fujian Tulou Weather in August

  • Temperature: 28~34°C
  • Rainfall: 220mm
  • Rainy Days: 24 days
  • Autumn (September, October, November)

    Temperature: 18~33°C

    Autumn is another period of best season to visit Fujian Tulou. The summer heat gradually disappears and the pleasant and mild feeling comes back. The golden autumn is also the season for harvest, and the whole countryside could be an oil painting, with local Hakka people busy working in the fields. In addition to the rice grains, autumn is also the time for persimmon. Hakka people pick fresh persimmons, and then dry them under the bright sunshine. Rows and rows of persimmons are drying in the open space in front of the Tulou buildings, which is really interesting.

    What to Wear

    T-shirt, thin jean and thin coat.

    Fujian Tulou Autumn Activities

    1) Have an-in-depth visit of at least 3 Tulou or at least one Tulou cluster. Famous Tulou include Chengqi Building (the King of Tulou), Zhencheng Building (the Prince of Tulou), Yuchang Building (The Tilting Tulou), etc. And the most popular Tulou areas include Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster in Nanjing and Hongkeng Tulou Cluster, Chuxi Tulou Cluster and Gaobei Tulou Cluster in Yongding.

    2) Hike up to the observations to admire the golden rice terraces and autumn harvest scenes of Hakka people at this peaceful countryside. Bothe the panorama view of Chuxi Tulou Cluster, Nanxi Tulou Cluster and Hekeng Tulou Cluster are great.

    3) Join the locals to do harvest and experience the same price and joy that the farmers doing.


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    Huaiyuan Building

    Huaiyuan Building

    Fujian Tulou Weather in September

  • Temperature: 26~33°C
  • Rainfall: 205mm
  • Rainy Days: 23 days
  • Fujian Tulou Weather in October

  • Temperature: 22~30°C
  • Rainfall: 25mm
  • Rainy Days: 10 days
  • Fujian Tulou Weather in November

  • Temperature: 18~26°C
  • Rainfall: 86mm
  • Rainy Days: 12 days
  • Fujian Tulou Winter (December, January, February)

    Temperature: 11~24℃

    Winter is the coldest time in Fujian Tulou. However, the temperature never drops below 5℃, which is quite pleasant. Snow is rare in Fujian Tulou, and even if there is unexpected snow, it usually melts soon after hitting the ground. However, the temperature varies a lot in the day and night in winter. Therefore, you are suggested to bring a thin down jacket with you.

    With temperature drops, the annual busy farming ends gradually. And it is the time for celebrating and worshiping. Some of the grandest Hakka festivals come in winter, like New Year Festival, Zuo Dafu, etc. All the festivals are celebrated on fixed dates of the lunar calendar, like the 23rd day of the 10th lunar month, the 25th day of the 12th lunar month, etc. However, the exact dates in solar calendar are not fixed.

    What to Wear

    sweater, long pants, thin down jacket or cotton-padded jacket.

    Fujian Tulou Winter Activities

    1) Visit Tulou (earthen buildings) as you like. Go inside those castle-like buildings you prefer most to explore its history and decent design. Those sacred Tulou in Yongding, including Chengqi Building and Zhencheng Building, are the best recommends for history and culture lovers, while Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster, Yuchang Building and Hegui Building are more recommended for the visitors who are interested in the unique Tulou appearance. Want more primitive Tulou? Chuxi Tulou Cluster may be better for you.

    2) Embrace the Hakka festivals with the locals. Enjoy the cheerful lion dance show, dragon dance show, puppetry there.


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    Rusheng Building

    Rusheng Building

    Fujian Tulou Weather in December

  • Temperature: 12~21°C
  • Rainfall: 12~21
  • Rainy Days: 10 days
  • Fujian Tulou Weather in January

  • Temperature: 11~20°C
  • Rainfall: 65mm
  • Rainy Days: 12 days
  • Fujian Tulou Weather in February

  • Temperature: 13~22°C
  • Rainfall: 66mm
  • Rainy Days: 14 days

    How to Plan a Fujian Tulou Tour

    A Classic Tulou Tour includes the visits to the most popular and best-preserved Tulou clusters, including Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster in Nanjing and Gaobei Tulou Cluster and Hongkeng Tulou Cluster in Yongding. Such a Fujian Tulou Essence Tour needs about 2~3 days around.

    3 Days Classic Xiamen and Fujian Tulou Tour

    For the visitors in hurry or looking for a short Tulou tour, they also prefer the one-day side trip from Xiamen. Usually, they firstly spend one or two days in Xiamen, and then make the transfer to Fujian Tulou. During the Tulou day, they will wake up early in the morning and then drive or take a private car to explore Fujian Tulou. Spending the entire day at Nanjing Tulou or Yongding Tulou is the hottest choice. Also, some may explore the Tianluokeng in Nanjing and Gaobei/Hongkeng in Yongding together.

    Looking for an in-depth visit of Fujian Tulou? You are suggested to spend 1~2 days more to visit Chuxi Tulou Cluster, Nanxi Tulou Cluster and Yunshuiyao Scenic Area.

    If you have more days in Fujian, you are also high recommended to extend your tour to Wuyi Mountain and Xiapu Mudflat. Wuyi Mountain is a sacred World Nature and Culture Heritage Site that offers you beautiful natural Karst beauty and sublime Buddhist and Taoist culture. Xiapu Mudflat is a wonderland for photographers. Its amazing mudflat scenery shinning under the ever-changing light and tide can create great images. About 2~3 days more are needed for a Wuyi Mountain tour. And another 2~3 days are suggested to visit Xiapu.

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    Travel Fujian Tulou with China Discovery

    Now than you have already known everything about Fujian Tulou, it's time to plan your own Fujian Tulou tour. However, it may be still difficult to travel to and travel around Tulou. Besides, a Fujian Tulou tour without the vivid introduction of its history and design is far from enough. Therefore, we would suggest you to visit Fujian Tulou with the help of travel agencies.

    We China Discovery have the first-hand information of Fujian Tulou. And we are always professional and glad to help Tulou fans. If you travel with us, we will take care of everything for you, including the hotel, private car, etc. And will choose the best Tulou Cluster and best visiting route according to your interests and budget. Our guide will accompany you all the way and tell you the history and stories of each Tulou you like. The tour can be tailor-made according to your interests, time, group size, budget and every special need. If you are interested, please feel free to contact us to customize your tour!

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