Yuchang Building

Yuchang Building, Nanjing County: Hours, Address, Yuchang Building Reviews: 4.5/5

Yuchang Building
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Raymond
Penang Island, Malaysia6 contributions
Try to go earlier in the morning
Oct 2019
Try to go earlier in the morning before the crowd comes in to get you and the inner architecture. There is a free shuttle bus from Taxia village and exchange needed at the "leaning" Tulou Building. This is one of the biggest and spacious tulou with more than 700 years of history though rebuilt a few times. Awesome architecture!
Written October 9, 2019
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DeborahClarkson
Hamilton, New Zealand201 contributions
Tulou visit
Dec 2018 • Couples
You can visit this tulou as part of one of the tourist bus routes. You can't get upstairs in the building unless you pay a local person a fee to have your picture taken. Also, the ground level is taken up by small shops (as is the case in most of the other famous tulou). The tulou is by a river in a picturesque valley. It's worth a visit. From here, you take the tourist bus to Taxia Village.
Written December 28, 2018
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Itravel0ne
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia1,807 contributions
Amazing architecture of historical significance
Dec 2018 • Friends
While most tuluos (earthen buildings) built by the early Hakka are round, with usual walls and supports, Yu Chang Luo is well known for its zig zag support where a left slant is supported by a right slants. It’s pretty to take picture and sample teas with the vendors. Amazing when you think about how they can built this 5 story building without any machinery 700+ years ago and it continue to last and livable until today. I really enjoyed the visit and even bought some tea here.
Written December 14, 2018
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yeonghaur
Singapore, Singapore484 contributions
A 700 years old zigzag Tulou
Nov 2018 • Solo
Yuchang Lou is one of the many rounded Tulou ("earthern building") in Fujian. These are traditional rural dwellings of the Hakka communities.

While there are many tulous to visit, this one is especially worth visiting for two good reasons.

It retains enough of its original charm. Not overly restored (unlike the King of Tulou).

It is also known as the zigzag tulou. If you looked carefully, the wooden vertical poles supporting the building are slanted. To balance the error, the wooden poles are slanted in different directions. Remarkably, the building stood for over 700 years despite the error.

For 5 RMB, you can go up the stairs for amazing views (and photos) of the tulou.
Written December 3, 2018
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Peggy T
Singapore, Singapore784 contributions
Gorgeous Yuchang Lou
Mar 2018 • Family
Yuchang Lou is one of the Tianloukeng Tulou cluster ancient building. It is still inhabited with the local 客家 families. When we were there, it happens that they are celebrating the full month of a baby. So we get to see the busiest celebration. The building is structural well taken care - thanks to all the past super craftman that built this Tu Lou.
Written March 31, 2018
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WWTraveller26
Singapore, Singapore1,263 contributions
Must see Tulou
Feb 2018 • Friends
If you are in the region to see Tulous, then this is the only one worth seeing. It has a 700 year old history and it is fascinating to see the structure still standing. The folks living there still draw fresh mountain water for their needs and are trying to use tourism to their advantage. But for the hard sellers around and the folks who charge money for you to climb up the five floors to get a closer look, it deserves 5 stars. Nevertheless, it’s a unique community house, unlike any other in the world.
Written February 4, 2018
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3lgdz
Manila, Philippines1,459 contributions
Highlight of any Fujian trip
Jan 2016 • Family
The largest circular tulou (earthen building) of the Tianluokeng Cluster standing for hundreds of years already, the Yuchanglou's architecture is unique. The supporting posts at the top of the building are slanted at an angle, similar to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, some say. There's a central meeting place as well. You can buy all sorts of souvenirs from the local residents. Admire how the locals live side by side each other in the earthen compound, as well as how this tulou (and the others) have stood the test of time as well as the elements. Definitely worth a visit whenever one is in Fujian. Don't miss it!
Written January 19, 2016
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Jason C
Whitby, Canada42 contributions
Amazing historic buildings
Jan 2016 • Couples
The craftsmanship from the past is amazing. I cannot believe that these buildings still stand so strong, and are still lived in today.
Written January 11, 2016
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ColleenCo
Pescara, Italy948 contributions
A nice place to visit
Jun 2015 • Solo
Very well preserved tulou - access is through a charming stone walkway across the river. It has a market just like other tulous
Written August 10, 2015
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J L
381 contributions
Lovely experience of traditional hospitality
Nov 2014 • Friends
We were on a tour specifically designed to show us an insight into the real China, so we were staying with a local family in a house nearby. The whole community is like one big extended family and we were treated as guests and welcomed to a traditional tea ceremony. We tried eight different types of tea over a period of perhaps an hour, then we were given the option of buying tea if we wanted but with no compulsion to do so.
It was a really lovely and genuine experience, just one of many on the tour, but I don't know if you would get the same experience as a daytripper and without the local knowledge. This is just one of many tolou houses in the area that have been converted to tourism by the government. Authentic sites do still exist, but I would not be able to find them without the local knowledge the tour provided.
Written January 9, 2015
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