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Hakka Houses

Within Yongding County, Yongding County 364100, China
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
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Xiamen, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Once I and my boyfriend wanted to experience the real life in hakka area, so we tried to live here for 3 months. People really got up early, so if we got up late, we needed to book the ingredients one day in advance(there was not big market, only 2 little shops selling ingredients). The village is far away from... More

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Asten, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Nice surrounding. many people visit the site, toillets are horrible. Friendly people, long trip from xiamen. about 3 hours drive

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Denham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

This is a great day out. About 2.5 hours drive from Xiamen and well worth the trip. Fascinating architecture and insight into the communal lives of the Hakka people. The best houses are the ones still inhabited by Hakka, not the larger commercialised ones. The view from the uppermost level is best. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes as the... More

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Schleusingen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

Very interesting building, for sure more a tourist place as a living building, but the area is very interesting and this huge building should be a stop. Would set this area to the top 10 of china. And you are probably the only western between thousands of Chinese tourists

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The hakka houses are truly unique, and should not be missed if you're visiting fujian. Ideally, you should try to allow enough time to stay in the tulou area for at least one night, to really like experience how life was like in one of these villages. The architectural techniques used in constructing these hakka houses are pretty unique, and... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

a year ago my family with two kids, 8 and 11, visited this amazing place. We drove up from Xiamen in a private car and stayed 2 nights there. First night in the tulou and another at Hakka International Hot spring resort. We loved the tulou experience. It feels like you are thrown in another century. Some of the rooms... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

One of the best UNESCO World Heritage sites I've been...Really beautiful setting, comparable to Japan's Shirakawago, although this one may lose out abit because it does not have red autumn leaves or snow, but it is less commercialized. I was pleasantly surprised to find a part of China without air pollution. There are no crows or irritating mynah birds, only... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

A few hours drive from Xiamen brings you to the Hakka Earthen Castles which fascinate foreign and Chinese tourists, international architects, and even the Pentagon (Reagan and the CIA thought their spy satellites had revealed hundreds of missile silos). Many earthen houses are round. some are over 1,000 years old and so aesthetic they appear to have sprung from the... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

There's an interesting story which made these houses famous in the world: USA discovered these peculiar structures by satellite and suspected it's the place for producing military weapons. A number of years of close observation had been carried out before US officials were later sent to the building sites and confirmed it's nothing more than residence of local people. It... More

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

Try to organize a day-tour with one of the local travel agencies. They can normally supply an English-speaking guide. These houses are very special. If preferred, you can also stay overnight at one of them.

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