Although there are some impressive Tulou in Yongding the surrounding area has not been well preserved. There are ugly modern buildings next to the Tulou. There are also busy roads with lots of badly driven cars and motorcycles. The area is also very commercialised, so there are lots of people trying to sell you things and hassling you wherever you go. The local people don't seem particularly friendly or helpful. I would recommend that either people don't come here at all or if they do make sure they also go to the Tianluokeng village. That village is much better preserved and is set in beautiful unspoiled countryside. The local people also seem much more friendly largely because lots of them don't work in the tourism industry and those that do seem to own their own stalls or guesthouses instead of working for a large tourism company which seemed to the case for most people working in Yongding. Therefore, in summary, probably worth stopping off in Yongding to see the Tulou themselves but definitely also go to Tianluokeng for a more pleasurable experience. Tianluokeng is approx 30 mins by car from Yongding.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.