Tulou is a unique and mysterious Hakka architecture with a thick earth wall enclosure found only in the mountainous areas in southwestern Fujian province in China. It is is an exceptional example of a building tradition and function exemplifying a particular type of communal living and defensive organization living in a harmonious relationship with their environment. The Tulou was enlisted in 2008 by UNESCO as World Heritage Site. Today you will visit some most beautiful Tulou clusters in Tianluokeng.
You will be picked up from your hotel in Xiamen. 3 hours coach transfer to Nanjing county where you'll visit the Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster and visit Hakka families in the villages.
Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster
On 7th July 2008, Tianluokeng tulou cluster was inscribed as one of 46 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The cluster consists of a square earth building at the center of a quincunx, surrounded by four round earth buildings
Buyunlou (square cluster)
The square earth building named Buyun building (Reaching the Cloud Building) at the center of the quincunx. It was the first earth building at this site, built in 1796. It is three storeys high, each storey has 26 rooms, four sets of stairs, and a circular corridor in front of the rooms. The Buyun building was burnt down by bandits in 1936, and rebuilt in 1953 according to the original shape.
Hechanglou (round cluster)
a three-storey-high round earth building.
Zhenchanglou (round cluster)
It was built in 1930, has three storeys, round shaped, 26 rooms per floor.
Ruiyunlou (round cluster)
It was built in 1936, three storeys, 26 rooms per floor.
Wenchanglou (oval cluster)
It was build in 1966, three storeys, 32 rooms per floor.