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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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