Longyan Travel Guide

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Longyan Things to Do

  • Chengqi Building

    Now is the "king of earth buidlings". The building has a history of 300 years consisting of 4 storeys with 4 circles and altogether 400 rooms. Admission costs RMB30.

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  • Zhencheng Building

    It's in Yongding Earth Building Folk Culture Village. Admission to the village costs RMB40. though the building's history is not long it's called as Earth Building Prince. the construction is based on Eight-diagram pattern

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  • Zhenfu Building

    This building is special because it's only for one family living in. The current hostess told us the original owner,her father in law moved out from his own big family and built up the building for himself and his four wives. He did tobacco business. at that time there's an appendix workshop for tobacco making. now nothing in site.

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  • Yanxiang Building

    This building was constructed based on the Eight Diagrams pattern,integrated with the surrounding landscape. A place propitious for giving birth to great men and enjoying the title of "Scholarly Family".

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  • Huanji Building

    It's said the building body was shaken split by earthquake once and got recovered mystically afterwards. therefore it's called an "Anti-seismic huge castle".

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  • Tea Plantation

    Located up on the hills, the private-owned tea plantation cum holiday chalet is open to the public. The chalets are rented out at Rmb400 a night.

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  • Guanzhi Mountain

    Rising abruptly above the ground 1.5 kilometers east of Liancheng county seat, the mountain extends 20 kilometers in circumference. It is one of the top ten scenic areas in Fujian Province. There are many cliff inscriptions, towers, pavilions, and an academy of classical learning. The mountain looks like a lotus flower when viewed from a distance,...

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  • Meihua Mountain Nature Reserve

    The famous Meihua Mountain Nature Reserve lies at the juncture of three counties and city: Longyan, Shanghang and Liancheng. It is a nature reserve at national level, covering an area of more than 220 square kilometers. There live various kinds of creatures in this favourable ecosystem, with many rare animals and plants.

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  • LongKong Cave

    Water flows in or over the limestone caves. The zigzag Longkong Cave has a unique scenery and fresh air. The sceneries are lit up by colourful lights in the dark cave.

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  • LongKong Cave

    LongKong Cave is a natural limestone cave in Longkang Village of LongYan City. The entrance is surrounded by bizarre rocks, and the top is covered with luxuriant trees and grass.

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  • Earthen Houses in YongDing County

    Round houses, also called earthen houses (Tu lou, in Chinese) of the Hakka ethnic people of Fujian. As most Hakka resided in mountains, communal houses made of compacted earth were built to provide protection against bandits and wild animals. Each Tulou can have a few hundred families living together, all related under the same ancestors.Tulou are...

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  • These huge buildings, which...

    These huge buildings, which resemble fortresses and are usually as high as 5-storey-buildings, are called earth buildings because of their height and their strong, outer shell which is made up of earth

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  • During the hundreds of years...

    During the hundreds of years of migration, the Hakka people tried to maintain their own culture and way of life, keeping their own unique dialect, custom and cuisine

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    The walls, often propped up by a frame of bamboo and wood chips, are made of earth, sand and limestone

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    They built the earth complexes to guard against invasion from local bandits and to protect their children from the influence of local communities

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Longyan Transportation

  • trip on motorcycle

    As it's in mountain area the better choice for travelling between earth buildings is to take motocycle. What's more is that the drivers are locals they can be your guides. They know what you are interested in and will provide good introduction and recommendation. Do remember to bargain with them.

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  • Highway

    Getting to Longyan by road is easier, by car or bus. No.319 and No.205 national highways run through the whole West Fujian.

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Longyan Local Customs

  • roselle?

    We saw these flowers in many places. Both the red calyx and inner fruit are useful. The former can be a color component to lipstick and the latter used to make chinese medicine.

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  • Gracious host

    Chinese have always been known to be gracious hosts, they always make sure their guests are well taken care of and also WELL FED! My relatives would feed me 5-6 meals a day - rice, noodles, soups, etc.. non stop.. lol. What caught me by surprise is when we went for course dinner at restaurants, it's an over 20 dish dinner for 10 person! I was told...

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  • The State Bureau of Cultural...

    The State Bureau of Cultural Relics has applied to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to place earth buildings, in East China's Fujian Province, on the World Cultural Heritage List

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Longyan Off The Beaten Path

  • Nature Reserve Park

    The Forest Park is worth a visit, a short hike up the trail will lead you the highest peak of cooling waterfalls. Locals would go to the park for picnic and bbq.

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  • it has enough space for people...

    it has enough space for people to perform activities, including entertainment, education and defense view of the tolou roof top

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  • General info

    Longyan in Western Fujian stretches 19,000 square kilometers, accounting for 15.7 percent of Fujian's total area, and has a population of 2.69 million, among which the Hans is the main nationality and other minority nationalities. Hakka Dialect and South Fujian Dialect are the main dialects here.

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  • Housing in Long Yan

    The surprising thing is the houses of each middle income family can be build 4 to 6 storey high. The wall surrounding the house is build to the edge of the house area, leaving only very narrow roads for one car to pass. I'm very amazed by the skillfulness of the drivers to navigate through the narrow roads.

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  • abc about Dulou

    As our car entered Yongding County, tobacco plants began to appear in vast fields, as Yongding is an important tobacco producer in Fujian Province.

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