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Address: Within Yongding County, Yongding County 364100, China
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Interesting sites, but the Chinese group tour is a bit brutal.

Rough bus ride. Try to avoid taking a group tour if possible. Wear good shoes. I mostly agree with the other reviewers that this definitely worth seeing, but I was less than... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Don K
Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rough bus ride. Try to avoid taking a group tour if possible. Wear good shoes. I mostly agree with the other reviewers that this definitely worth seeing, but I was less than thrilled with the Chinese tour group way of seeing these places. I'm sure there is a better way to do this without all the commercialization because there seem... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We book a driver and spent a day and went to two different clusters (Hongkeng Tulou and Tianluokeng Tulou cluster) with two different guides. We got local guides who spoke Mandarin. If you need English guide, you need to book in advance with Apple Travel in Xiamen. You have to pay to enter the sites. The guides were good, but... More 

1 Thank Daniel T
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We drove from Xiamen to Yongding, where we stayed at the new, stylish and very comfortable King Tuolu Hotel. On the way to we stopped and visited the Zhencheng and the Kuiju buildings and next day we visited the Chuxi Tuolu Cluster. The Tuolus are mostly round but also square, large, 4-5 story, earth buildings built mostly in the very... More 

1 Thank worldnomad_01
Hong Kong Region, China
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

I visited the Hakka tulou with a few friends in July. These are really amazing, unique-to-Hakka-Chinese-culture structures. This trip is now my most favorite trip within China that I’ve been on. Since we prefer to see the authentic side of wherever we visit, we hired a guide (Stanley from Ninexplorers) who specializes in off the beaten track tulou. We asked... More 

1 Thank jackie_in_hong_kong
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

It was ingenious of the Hakkas to think of such an architectural design to protect their communities. Though the top story is off-limit to the public, it is hard to believe that people are still living in those apartments when the courtyards are invaded by tourists throughout the day. Most of them have probably turned from farmers into merchants. It... More 

2 Thank tchenbw
Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We spent 2 nights in the Earthen Folk Cultural Village near Hukeng, using it as a base to explore various clusters of Tulous. The Tulous themselves are amazing buildings and well worth seeing, but they can be crowded, particularly the ones that you would visit on a day trip. Also, like a lot of attractions in China, the experience is... More 

4 Thank theallseeingguy
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

If you want to understand the area better, definitely come visit here! It was interesting seeing the old Hakka houses and learning about the history. I find it funny how even after hundreds of years, these people still have the nickname "outsiders". Great for a short day trip from Xiamen.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Either take a day trip from Xiamen, or even better stay overnight in a round house. I've done both and think actually staying in a round, or square house gives depth to the experience. Generations and extended family live in the houses, which can house up to 300 people. It's great to walk along the river visiting the various houses.... More 

2 Thank Barbara W
Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Unique architecture and culture, really amazing. Totally worth the visit but take into account that if you are short in time from Xiamen, you can already see and enjoy hundreds of tulous in the area of Nanjing saving approx one hour and a half of driving. In Nanjing there is a interpretation center and from there some choices to visit... More 

3 Thank Ercole_Sh
The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

These hakka houses all over Yongding are very beatifull. Lot's of interesting historical facts (such as the oldest one being from 1309 and the newest around 1960). Interestingly enough the hotel we stayed in, Hakka Earth Building Prince Hotel, is nowhere to be found on TA. It's locate in Hukeng, in the middle of the area.

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