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Hakka Houses

Within Yongding County, Yongding County 364100, China
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Cultural
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Cultural
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Hong Kong, China
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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 

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125 reviews 125 reviews
59 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Xiamen, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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
2 reviews
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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457 reviews 457 reviews
178 attraction reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
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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128 reviews 128 reviews
69 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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355 reviews 355 reviews
233 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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67 reviews 67 reviews
39 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
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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