Fujian Tulou refers to the ancient Hakka dwelling buildings which can be found in Yongding, Nanjing, Pinghe, Zhao’an, Zhangpu, and Hua’an areas in Fujian Province. Among these area, Tulou in Yongding and Nanjing are the most well-preserved and with larger areas than the rest ones.
The most elaborate Tulou area in Nanjing County is called Tianluoken Tulou Area. When you stand on the hill of Nanshan District, you can see four round Tulous and a square Tulou built along the hill ridge, with the rice terraces as the background, a wonderful scene. And the highest Tulou in Nanjing county called "Hegui Tulou”. Although it is built on the wetland, it seems beging built with a solid foundation.
♦ Recommended Round Tulou:
Shunyu Tulou in Nanjing County (The largest round Tulou in Nanjing County)
The outer diameter of Shunyu Tulou (顺裕楼) is 74 meters. The total area is more than 4,000 square meters, 10 times large than a basketball court. There are 372 rooms in this Tulou. If you stay one room per day, even a year past, you still could not stay the whole rooms there.
Location: in Shiqiao Village of Shuyang Town in Nanjing County(南靖县书洋镇石桥村)
♦ Recommended Square Shape Tulou:
Hegui Tulou in Nanjing County (A square shape Tulou built on the wetland)
Hegui Tulou (和贵楼) is built on the wetland. But till now, it is still standing there. The reason for that is the foundation. The foundation of this Tulou is made of hundreds of pines. Because of the feature of pine (hard to be out of shape and anti-erosion), Hegui Tulou has already experienced earthquake for few times but still keeping well there. When you step into the ground in the Tulou, it is soft.
Location: Pushan Village, Meili Town, Nanjing County (南靖县梅林镇璞山村)
Recommended Tulou Clusters:
Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster in Nanjing County (Four Dishes and One Soup)
Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster (田螺坑土楼群) is the must-see attraction if you have a Tulou tour. There are 5 Tulou inside, four are in round shape and one is in square shape, thus got the name “Four Dishes and One Soup”. It is well-preserved and with a little commercial atmosphere. But the locals still keep their lifestyle and are shy to visitors.
Ticket: 100 Yuan per adult including Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster, Changyu Tulou, Taxia Village
Location: Tianluokeng Village, Shuyang Town, Nanjing County (南靖县书洋镇田螺坑村)
Hekeng Tulou Cluster in Nanjing County (Big Dipper)
Hekeng Tulou Cluster (河坑土楼群) is one of the most magnificent Tulou clusters in Fujian. The best way to take photos of it is to climb up in a high place. The tulou here connected with the natural scenery harmoniously which seems the tulou just grows from the ground. To look down from a high place, Xiaochun Tulou, Dongsheng Tulou, Yangshuo Tulou, Chungui Tulou, Yuchang Tulou, Yuxing Tulou, these seven tulous form into a patter which look like the Big Dipper in the sky.
Ticket: 90 Yuan per adult
Location: Qujiang Village, Shuyang Town, Nanjing County (南靖县书洋镇曲江村)
Recommended Tulou Tour:
5 Days Xiamen City and Tulou Tour
Highlights: Gulangyu Island, Nanjing Tulou (Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster), Yongding Tulou (Zhengcheng Tulou, Kuiju Tulou)