Qiaoxiang Village Weilong House

Qiaoxiang Village Weilong House, Mei County: Address, Qiaoxiang Village Weilong House Reviews: 4.5/5

Qiaoxiang Village Weilong House

Qiaoxiang Village Weilong House
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Mei L
By Mei L
Great for Horseshoe-Shaped and Square-Style Weiwus
Feb 2014
Our biggest challenge in Meizhou was not being able to hire a driver or rent a car so we had to rely on public transportation to get around. Because Nanhua You Lu was the only weiwu recommended by the guidebook that was easily accessible by public bus, we decided to head to Nankou Village, where the You Lu is located. We were delighted to find out that the small village also houses a good number of traditional horseshoe-shaped (known as Weilong Wus) and square-style weiwus. A villager recommended that we spend the day wandering down the main village road (this is the road that leads in from the highway and overlooks the farm fields), which passes by most of these weiwus. Apart from Nanhua You Lu, the other weiwus in this area are free to enter. Some are still inhabited so just wander in, look for the owner and ask politely if you can enter for a quick look. Most of the villagers are very friendly, especially if you're a foreigner, and will invite you in for tea and snacks. Note: We were fortunate to visit over during Chinese New Year, when most of the villagers return home from other towns to celebrate with their family so many invited us into their homes for a tour. We were even invited to dine with a family at their annual Chinese New Year feast, which featured some of the best Hakka food we've had. To get to Nankou, take bus number 9 from the city center (your hotel can point you in the right direction). The ride only took 30 minutes. Tell the driver you want to get off at Nankou. Villagers on motorbikes hang around the bus stop and will bring tourists to Nankou (about 1km by foot) for ¥10/ride.

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Mei L
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Great for Horseshoe-Shaped and Square-Style Weiwus
Feb 2014 • Couples
Our biggest challenge in Meizhou was not being able to hire a driver or rent a car so we had to rely on public transportation to get around. Because Nanhua You Lu was the only weiwu recommended by the guidebook that was easily accessible by public bus, we decided to head to Nankou Village, where the You Lu is located.

We were delighted to find out that the small village also houses a good number of traditional horseshoe-shaped (known as Weilong Wus) and square-style weiwus. A villager recommended that we spend the day wandering down the main village road (this is the road that leads in from the highway and overlooks the farm fields), which passes by most of these weiwus. Apart from Nanhua You Lu, the other weiwus in this area are free to enter. Some are still inhabited so just wander in, look for the owner and ask politely if you can enter for a quick look. Most of the villagers are very friendly, especially if you're a foreigner, and will invite you in for tea and snacks.

Note: We were fortunate to visit over during Chinese New Year, when most of the villagers return home from other towns to celebrate with their family so many invited us into their homes for a tour. We were even invited to dine with a family at their annual Chinese New Year feast, which featured some of the best Hakka food we've had.

To get to Nankou, take bus number 9 from the city center (your hotel can point you in the right direction). The ride only took 30 minutes. Tell the driver you want to get off at Nankou. Villagers on motorbikes hang around the bus stop and will bring tourists to Nankou (about 1km by foot) for ¥10/ride.
Written February 10, 2014
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