Nanjing Hakka Tulou as a special residential building in Fujian, has been under national prection, and it has great values in sightseeing to visitors. For tourists who want to plan a trip to Nanjing Hakka Tulou, here we make this useful article about how to plan a trip to Nanjing Hakka Tulou, which is suitable to most tourists to have an independent Nanjing Hakka Tulou tour.
Nanjing Hakka Tulou Location. It is located Shuyang town, Nanjing county, Zhangzhou city, about 160 km from Xiamen, which takes 2 h and 45 min of driving.
Get to Nanjing Hakka Tulou from Xiamen
► By train+bus(Xiamen-Nanjing Railway Station-Nanjing Hakka Tulou)
Tourists could take train from Xiamen Railway Station or Xiamen North Railway Station to Nanjing Railway Station, and then take tourist bus to Nanjing Hakka Tulou.
Step 1: high speed train from Xiamen to Nanjing. Trains from Xiamen to Nanjing are 22 times a day, and the earliest train departs Xiamen Railway Station at 7:12 AM, and arrive at Nanjing at 8:02 AM.
Step 2: bus from Nanjing Railway Station to Nanjing Hakka Tulou. Tourists could take No. 6 public bus at the railway station to the Reception Center of Nanjing Hakka Tulou, and then take tourist bus to Nanjing Hakka Tulou from the Reception Center.
► By bus (Xiamen-Nanjing Bus Station-Nanjing Hakka Tulou)
Tourists could take bus from Fanghu Bus Station to Nanjing Bus Station. Buses are available at 7:30 AM-5:50 PM, and will arrive at Nanjing after 2 hours, and the ticket costs 39 yuan per person. At Nanjing Bus Station, tourists should transfer to bus to the scenic area, which cost about 20 yuan per person.
(Tianluokeng Hakka Tulou)
Hakka Tulou, literally means earth building, and it is the ancient residential building to Fujian people, mainly made of earth, wood, bamboo and stone, with features of good ventilation and lighting, warm in winter and cool in summer. Hakka Tulou is mostly in a shape of circle, square, rectangle, etc. Hakka Tulou generally has 3-5 floors, the first floor as kitchen, the second floor as warehouse, and the third floor and above as living room, and one Hakka Tulou building can accommodate 200-700 people.
Hakka Tulou originated from barracks and castles at the Tang Dynasty, up to now, it has a history over 1000 years. As a residential building for a large group of people, it has the function of living and protection from foreign attack. Fujian Hakka Tulou has been listed as World Heritage. Famous Hakka Tulou is Nanjing Hakka Tolou, and Yongdi Hakka Tulou.
Nanjing Hakka Tulou consists of Yunshuiyao Hakka Tulou, Tianluokeng Hakka Tulou and Hekeng Tulou. Most tourists would like to visit Yunshuiyao Hakka Tulou and Tianluokeng Hakka Tulou which have big names in tourism. Tianluokeng Hakka Tulou group is comprised of 1 rectangle building, 3 circle buildings and 1 oval building, which are named Buyunlou, Zhenchanglou, Ruiyunlou, and Hechanglou respectively, and these 5 buildings have a nickname as “4 dishes and 1 soup”.
Tianluokeng Hakka Tulou
Tianluokeng Hakka Tulou Scenic Area has 3 parts, Tianluokeng, Yuchanglou, and Taxia Village.
Tianluokeng Hakka Tulou has 5 buildings, where lives the family of Huang. The first building is Buyunlou, built at 1796. Buyunlou is in the center of these 5 buildings, in a square shape, and it has 3 floors, 26 rooms in each floor and 4 stairs. Hechanglou has 3 floors, 22 rooms in each floor, and 2 stairs, while Zhengchanglou has 3 floors, 26 rooms in each floor.
Yuchanglou. It is the oldest and roundest Hakka Tulou existing. At about 1368, it was built by 5 families, but right now, only the Liu family lives in there because the others had moved out. Yuchanglou has 5 floors, 18.2m high, 54 rooms on each floor, 270 rooms in total, covering an area of 2289 square meters, and a building area of 6358.2 square meter. It is a circular building with civil structure and gallery style. The wall thickness of the first floor is 1.8 m, which is reduced by 10cm layer by layer.
Taxia Village is an ancient village in mountains, built at 1426, and also a very beautiful village, where you could see many Hakka Tulou in various shapes, and stilted buildings, and other special buildings, and also see a cleaning winding river, and stone bridges. You could have a great time just by having a stroll in this village.
What to do in Nanjing Hakka Tulou:
Days for Nanjing Hakka Tulou tour: 1-2 days. One day tour from Xiamen to Nanjing Hakka Tulou would be a bit rushed, because you need to spend about 3 hours on road to Nanjing and 3 hours back to Xiamen. If you are not short of time, we recommend a 2 days tour to you.
Where to stay: Tianloukeng Hakka Tulou, where you could see great night views. There are rooms available for tourists in Tianluokeng Hakka Tulou. Moreover, tourists also could stay in a guesthouse around Tianluokeng Hakka Tulou.
Sightseeing ways: tourist bus + walk.
Tourists should take tourist bus at the ticket place, and it has 3 stops and takes over 20 min to the villages and will bring you to Tianluokeng, Yuchanglou, and Taxia Village one after another. After getting off the bus, tourists should walk to the attractions for sightseeing.
Nanjing Hakka Tulou day tour itinerary:
Depart to Nanjing Hakka Tulou from Xiamen:
Sightseeing time: 12:00 AM-5:00 PM.
Leaving. Take bus from the ticket office to Nanjing Railway Station, and take train back to Xiamen.
Nanjing Hakka Tulou 2 days tour itinerary:
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