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Gaobei Tulou Compound

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16 Dec 2018
“Great history”
27 Dec 2017
“King of Tulou”
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Gaobei Village, Gaotou Country, Yongding County 364100, China
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Reviewed 17 December 2018

unique buildings but not happy with the commercialism that has now taken over inside the buildings. should be more on the life in the houses at the beginning.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tim R
Reviewed 28 December 2017

I hired a motorbike to bring me to ChengQiLou, which is a 10 mins ride from HongKeng Cultural Village (洪坑村). ChengQiLouu is considered King of Tulou, as it is the largest tulou. This tulou consists of the iconic 4 circular buildings. This place is very...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank LG_Kay
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic place to visit, interesting stories about the Hakka people and their way of life. We stayed at Fu Yu Tulou with Stephen, a very kind and hospitable man, and we felt truly welcome. Stephen organized everything for us at a great price

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

We visited Gaobei around lunch time on a Saturday and unfortunately it coincided with busloads of tourists visiting at the same time... After some waiting time though we managed to get a look around the king of tulous without too many people around. I think...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank RebeccaG425
Reviewed 10 November 2016

If you only have the time to visit one tulou, go here, because it gives you a good impression and lots of information regarding the Hakka people and their culture. Yes, it is a touristy place, but if you come quite early in the morning...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Horst S
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

If Gao bei had been the only cluster I visited, I may have walked away impressed, but having visited Chu Xi, Hong Keng and Tian Luo Keng, I found Gao Bei to be far more commercial and less charming than the others. The 'king' tulou...More

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 7 April 2016

This is an amazing sight to see. I would recommend anyone to go see this. However it feels a little commercial with lots of people trying to sell you photo's If you can get past that and enjoy the walk around its well worth it....More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed 5 October 2015

Once in a lifetime must see....never seen anything like it before in my life and people living there still !

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank XiaongMao
Reviewed 8 November 2014

I always wanted to see these Hakka castles, so by chance when I was in the area for work, we took the 1.5 hour car trip from Longyan to Yongding. We came on a weekday so it was slow with a few tourists. We hired...More

Date of experience: October 2014
4  Thank MinnieY_13
Reviewed 9 September 2014

This is really a pretty decent option for people wanting to get a quick look at a few different tulous. There is one modern tulou dating from 1962 with Western touches, there is an impressive square tulou with a cobbled central square and attractive timber...More

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank camsean
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