When the armored concrete of a metropolis blocked the passionate connections among the neighbors used to be seen in the Chinese countryside when people are increasingly getting aesthetic fatigue to the skyscrapers with the bright glasses, Fujian Tulou, such a collective folk dwelling building where you can see the traditions of Chinese style family will make your eyes light up!
Tulou buildings are doubtlessly the best name card that Yongding will be mighty proud of. With more than 20,000 Tulou existing now, Yongding has the core sites mainly collected in the four scenic areas: Hongkeng Tulou Complex, Gaobei Tulou Complex, Nanxi Tulou Complex, and Chuxi Tulou Complex. We recommend Hongkeng Tulou as the first option and you can extend your Tulou trip to other scenic areas if you have more interest and spare time.
Highlights: 72 Stairs of Jiqinglou, Hakka Folk Museum
Major Tulou: Jiqinglou, Shanqinglou
Chuxi Tulou is wild with its remoter location compared with other Tulou complexes. All the Tulou buildings here are named “Qing” and the 600-year-old Jiqinglou is the representative. Distinct from the public shared stairs of the other Tulou, Jiqinglou has individual stairs from the first floor to the fourth floor for each family but meanwhile, these are connected with each other in the internal building. Such an exceptional architectural miracle of 72-Stairs in Jiqinglou has been the only existing copy in all of Fujian Tulou. Besides, Jiqinglou is famed as the “Hakka Folk Museum” as you can see the different exhibitions (mainly photos) in each room to tell you the hidden stories of their hosts.
Built in 1979, Shanqinglou is a young Tulou receiving much more modern influence as you can see the air-conditioners on the external walls and the gallery on the first floor paved with beautiful granites.