Hongkeng Travel Guide

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Hongkeng Things to Do

  • Hongkeng Tulou: The Palace of Goddess

    The Palace of Goddess enshrines Matsu Goddess of the Sea. It was built during Emperor Jieqing a reign in the Qing Dynasty over 200 years ago. In the past, many villagers went out to sell tobacco cutters and shredded tobaccos or went abroad to make a living. They prayed for the blessing of Matsu and regarded Lin Mo, Matsu with the same surname as...

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  • Hongkeng Tulou: Yu Cheng Lou

    Yu Cheng Lou, Lin's residence, was constructed in the year 1875. First year under the reign of Emperor Guangxu in the Qing Dynasty. The square Tulou faces the east, and covers an area of about 1,500 square meters. The front part of the building is 3 stories in height while the rear part is 4 stories. The building is 9 bays in width in the front,...

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  • Hongkeng Tulou: Water Wheel & River

    Almost all the Tulou villages have a river or stream including Hongkeng Tulou Village. The local use the water in the river to water their agricultural and to do laundry. Tourists enjoy the beauty of the stream and take the opportunities to take photo scenery. The Hongkeng Village does not have a beautiful stream like Yun Shui Yao or Ta Xia...

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  • Hongkeng Tulou: Zhen Cheng Lou

    Zheng Cheng Lou, is also well known as Bagua Lou, is a circular Tulou built in the year 1912, the first year of the Republic of China. The building, consisting of 2 concentric circles of buildings, faces the south and covers an area of 5000 square meters. The outer circle, 4 stories in height with 2 halls and 44 rooms on each floor, is made of...

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  • Hongkeng Tulou: Xi Cheng Lou

    Xi Cheng Lou, Lin's residence, was constructed at the end of the eighteenth century. This rectangular building faces the east and covers an area of 2,100 square meters. The outer building is three stories in height, 13 bays wide in the front, and 8 bays in the adjoining depth. The interior corridor is designed to be through, with the patio in the...

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  • Hongkeng Tulou: Fu Yu Lou

    It's a five-phoenix (mansion-style) Tulou that was built in year of 1880, the 6th year under the reign Emperor Guangxu in the Qing Dynasty. With three halls and four annexes, the building faces the east and covers an area of 7000 square meters. It's in the lower front and higher in the rear. From east to west along its central axis line are...

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  • Hongkeng Tulou: Guang Yu Lou

    Guangyu Lou, Lin's residence, was constructed in the year of 1775, the 40th year under the reign of Emperor Qianlong in the Qing Dynasty. This rectangular building faces the east and covers an area of 2,500square meters. The outer building is four stories in height, 41.8 meters wide with 11 bays in the front, and 33.6 meters deep with 9 bays. The...

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  • Hongkeng Tulou: Qing Fu Lou

    Qing Fu Lou, Lins' residence, was constructed in the year of 1780, the 45th year under the reign of Emperor Qianlong in the Qing Dynasty. This square building faces the southeast and covers an area of 2,300 square meters. The outer building is three stories in height, 9 bays wide in the front, and 9 bays in the adjoining depth. The interior...

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  • Hongkeng Tulou: Qing Yun Lou

    Qing Yun Lou, Lin's residence, was constructed by Lin's 14th ancestor during the reign of Emperor Qianlong in the Qing Dynasty (1736-1795). The rectangle Tulou faces the east, and covers an area of 4,500 square meters. It's 4-storeys in height, 13 bays wide in the front and 13 bays in the adjoining depth. The inner corridor is a through one. There...

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  • Hongkeng Tulou Village

    Hongkeng Tulou Village is the largest and most established Tulou Village Theme Park or a village that managed by a private company to establish the village as an important tourist park. I paid RMB90 at the main entrance of the Tourist Center. It has a huge tourist center that provides tourist services, displays of history and cultural articles and...

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  • Gobei Tulou: Qiao Fu Lou

    Qiao Fu Lou is rather small compared to the neighboring tall buildings like Ken Qi Lou and Shi Ze Lou. It is located west side of Cheng Qi Lou. It was built in 1962, round shape, facing south. This building was funded and built by oversea Chinese. This is a 3-storey building with 30 rooms in total. This building took 3 years to complete as they...

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  • Gobei Tulou: Shi Ze Lou

    She Ze Lou is one of the two buildings in Gobei Tulou Village. It is located on the left side of Cheng Qi Lou. It was built in 1565 and has rectangle shape with the width of 40.8 meters and a length of 41.2 meters.This is one of the largest rectangle shape tulou I have seen during the trip. I paid a local resident RMB5 to go higher levels to take...

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  • Gobei Tulou: Cheng Qi Lou

    Cheng Qi Lou was built in 1709, In 1981, this building was recognized as "the King of Tulou" because it has massive round size with traditional tulou structure. In 2008, it has already listed in the UNESCO Heritage List. When I entered the building, I did not know where to start as it was huge and crowded with domestic tourists from all over China....

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  • Gobei Tulou Village

    The Gobei Tulou Village is the village that I passed by along the route to Hongkeng Tulou Village. First, Mr. Xu drove me to the Gobei Tulou Village Tourist Building to buy the admission ticket (RMB50), then drove me to see the main tulou buildings in the village; 1) Cheng Qi Lou, 承启楼2) Shi Ze...

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  • Don't miss Tianluokeng

    Little mountain village, Tianluokeng is probably the most beautiful of the region. There is a group of 5 large Tu Lou, 4 are round ones and 1 is square. All are inhabited by families working as cultivators. The Tu Lou are in good state and you can visit them freely. The atmosphere is peacefull, you feel like living 100 years ago. Chinese are very...

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  • Look at the life going on in inhabited...

    Tu Lou are big building hosting many clans. They can accomodate up to 500 people. Rooms are disposed around the walls. They are small and spartiat. The center of the building is a kind of communal space, where people work and where you find wells, kitchen and family altars.During the day you see only old people and children. The other are in the...

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  • Chengqi Tu Lou

    The Chengqi building is no more inhabited. It has been renovated for tourism and can be considered as a monument. This one the biggest I have seen. Very beautiful it lacks life, but it is a good example of a rich architecture.

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  • Taxia: a pleasant stop at the riverside

    Taxia is located along a small river. Here the valley is narrowing and don't let much room to build houses. Taxia has not many Tu Lou, but it is worth a stop. Cross the river, follow a path going up and you find an old temple with sculpted pilars.

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Hongkeng Transportation

  • Yongding Railway Station

    Yongding Railway Station is only operating at the following hours: 2:30 - 2:50 ( After midnight) 3:50 - 4:50 ( After Midnight) 7:20 - 8:1010:00 - 11:0015:00 - 17:0020:30 - 22:30 So don't be surprised if you go there early and it is closed. I did not know so I went there early and it was closed. I left my backpack at the nearby shop and walked...

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  • Yongding Bus Station

    This will be a convenient place for you to catch a public bus to major attractions in Yongding County, despite it is a boring town to stay overnight. You can catch a bus here to the following location:Gaobei Tulou Group (高北土楼群) & Hongkeng Tulou...

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  • Tulou Bus Station

    The Tulou Bus Station is conveniently located at Hongkeng Tulou Group Village. It is easy for travelers taking a bus from Xiamen, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Longyan, and Downtown Yongding to arrive at the doorstep of Hongkeng Tulou Village. On the other hand, travelers can take buses from this station to Downtown Yongding, Longyan, Shenzhen, Guangzhou,...

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Hongkeng Off The Beaten Path

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    Attend opera in a small village

    by claude-andre Updated Apr 20, 2008

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    As we were visiting a village, our taxi driver noticed an opera was taking place. We went there and attended a show for a while. The villagers are called by the troup with detonators and fireworks. You see people climbing down the hills around to chat and listen to the traditional musics.

    The scene The star Granny and grandson

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