Fujian Tulou FAQ

1.Where is Fujian Tulou? 2.How many Tulou in Fujian?
3.How many Tulou are listed in world heritage list? 4.What are the names of the 6 tulou clusters and 4 stand-alone earth houses?
5.Which Fujian Tulou clusters and earthen houses are located in Nanjing prefecture? 6.Which Fujian Tulou clusters and earthen houses are situated in Yongding prefecture?
7.Which Fujian Tulou clusters are located in Hua’an prefecture? 8.How far are there from Xiamen to Fujian Tulou area?
9.How far are these 6 Fujian Tulou clusters and 4 stand-alone earthen houses away from each other? 10.How can I visit Tulou in Nanjing and Yongding area from Xiamen?
11.What is the famous earthen house in Chuxi Tulou Cluster? 12.What is the famous earthen house in Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster?
13.What is the famous Building in Hongkeng Tulou Cluster? 14.What is the famous earthen house in Gaobei Tulou Cluster?
15.What is the famous Fujian Tulou earthen house in Nanxi Tulou Cluster? 16.What is the famous Building in Dadi Tulou Cluster?

1.Q: Where is Fujian Tulou (Fujian Earthen Houses) ?
   A: Fujian Tulou are mainly spotted at the mountainous regions of Yongding county, Nanjing county and Hua’an county in Fujian province.

2.Q: How many Tulou in Fujian?
   A: There are more than three thousands of earthen houses in Fujian province.

3.Q: How many Tulou are listed in world heritage list?
   A: A property of 46 buildings constructed between the 15th and 20th centuries over 120 km in south-west of Fujian province
has been listed in the world heritage list in July 2008 including 6 tulou clusters and 4 independent earthen houses.

4.Q: What are the names of the 6 tulou clusters and 4 stand-alone earth houses?
   A: 
Hekeng Tulou Cluster; Hongkeng Tulou Cluster; Gaobei Tulou Cluster; Chuxi Tulou Cluster; Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster; Dadi Tulou Cluster

Huaiyuanlou Earthen House; Heguilou Earthen House; Zhenfulou Earthen House and Yanxianglou Earthen House.

5.Q: Which Fujian Tulou clusters and earthen houses are located in Nanjing prefecture?
   A: There are two Fujian Tulou clusters and two stand-alone earthen houses in Nanjing prefecture. They are Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster, Hekeng Tulou ClusterHeguilou Earthen House and Huaiyuanlou Earthen House.

6.Q: Which Fujian Tulou clusters and earthen houses are situated in Yongding prefecture?
   A: There are three Fujian Tulou clusters and two stand-alone earthen houses in Yongding prefecture. They are Gaobei Tulou Cluster, Hongkeng Tulou Cluster, Chuxi Tulou Cluster, Zhenfulou Earthen House and Yanxianglou Earthen House.
( Zhenfulou and Yanxianglou are belong to the well known Nanxi Tulou Cluster).

7.Q: Which Fujian Tulou clusters are located in Hua’an prefecture?
   A: Dadi Tulou Cluster

8.Q: How far are there from Xiamen to Fujian Tulou area?
   A: It is at least 100 miles from Xiamen to Nanjing and Yongding Tulou area.(3 hours driving distance). And it is at least 84 miles from Xiamen to Hua’an Tulou area.(2.5 hours driving distance.)

Distance from Xiamen to Nanjing, Yongding and Hua'an

Distance from Xiamen to Nanjing, Yongding and Hua’an

9.Q: How far are these 6 Fujian Tulou clusters and 4 stand-alone earthen houses away from each other?
   A: 
Except for Dadi Tulou Cluster in Hua’an county, others are situated within 120km area in Nanjing and Yongding. Detail distances are as below:

  • Hekeng Tulou Cluster — Tianluokeng  Tulou Cluster : 6.7 miles, 21 minutes driving distance.
  • Hekeng Tulou Cluster — Gaobei Tulou Cluster: 5 miles, 13 minutes driving distance.
  • Hekeng Tulou Cluster — Heguilou Earthen House: 10 miles, 29 minutes driving distance.
  • Heguilou Earthen House — Huaiyuanlou Earthen House: 1 mile, 3 minutes driving distance.
  • Gaobei Tulou Cluster — Hongkeng Tulou Cluster: 5 miles, 14 minutes driving distance.
  • Hongkeng Tulou Cluster — Zhengfulou Earthen House: 4 miles, 17 minutes driving distance.
  • Hongkeng Tulou Cluster — Chuxi Tulou Cluster: 17 miles, 58 minutes driving distance.
  • Zhengfulou Earthen House — Yanxianglou Earthen House: 2 miles, 5 minutes driving distance.

    Distance between each Tulou clusters in Nanjing and Yongding

    Distance between each Tulou clusters in Nanjing and Yongding

10.Q: How can I visit Tulou in Nanjing and Yongding area from Xiamen?
A: 

**By Private Car:

This is the most convenient way to visit Tulou from Xiamen.Hire a car from xiamen will make you available to visit Tulou at your own space and make your tulou tour comfortable. As you will see from Questions 8 & 9, Fujian Tulou is about 3 hrs driving distance from Xiamen. and Each tulou cluster has a distance away from each other. We provide professional Tulou Private car rental service and Private Tulou Tours service for our customers.

 **By Coach
( People can search and book coach ticket on Xiamen Long-distance Bus Station official website: http://www.xmqcz.com/)

To Nanjing Tulou Area:

There is one coach departing at 08:30 from Xiamen Hubin Long-distance Bus Station (No.59, Hubin South Road)  to Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster and return from Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster at 13:40 every day. Other coaches are only stop at Nanjing Bus Station. When you arrive in Nanjing Bus Station, you can take Tulou shuttle bus to the attractions.There are Line A shuttle bus to Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster and Line B shuttle bus to Yunshuiyao village . Once you miss the shuttle bus, you have to take bus to Shuyang town, and hire a taxi or motor-taxi to tulou attractions.

**Xiamen to Nanjing Bus station or Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster schedule

No.

Departure

Terminal

Price (RMB)

2639

7:00:00

Nanjing

33.00
2640

7:30:00

Nanjing

33.00
2656

8:00:00

Pinghe

34.00
1691

8:30:00

Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster

33.00
2641

9:10:00

Nanjing

33.00
2642

9:45:00

Nanjing

33.00
2643

10:30:00

Nanjing

33.00
2644

11:30:00

Nanjing

33.00
1688

12:10:00

Meilin Town

33.00
2645

13:00:00

Nanjing

33.00
2646

13:50:00

Nanjing

33.00
2647

14:30:00

Nanjing

33.00
2648

15:30:00

Nanjing

33.00
2649

16:30:00

Nanjing

33.00
2650

17:50:00

Nanjing

33.00
2685

18:00:00

Pinghe

30.00

To Yongding Tulou Area:

There are five coaches from Xiamen to Yongding county every day. Some will stop at Hongkeng Tulou Cluster, some will reach Chuxi Tulou Cluster. You can tell the driver where you when like to visit and get off.

**Xiamen to Yongding Tulou area coach schedule

No. Departure Terminal Price (RMB) Note

1763

6:50 Xiayang, Yongding

58

Chuxi Tulou Cluster

1752

7:10 Yongding Downtown

58

1765

9:10 Hukeng, Yongding

59

Hongkeng Tulou Cluster

1764

12:40 Xiayang, Yongding

58

Chuxi Tulou Cluster

1756

13:00 Yongding Downtown

58

**By high speed train
( People can search and book China train ticket on official website http://www.12306.cn/, if you cannot read Chinese, see this tutorial on how to book China train tickets online, or ask us to book the train ticket for you.)

There are 7 numbers of high speed train from Ximen North Railway Station to Nanjing Railway station. From Nanjing Train Station, you can take the shuttle bus to Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster (Line A) or Yunshuiyao Village (Line B). Once you miss the shuttle bus, you have to hire taxi to Tulou attractions or take bus No.1 or bus No.2 to Nanjing Bus Station and take bus to Shuyang town as mentioned on By Coach.

** Schedule of high speed train from Xiamen to Nanjing

Train No. Departure Arrival Duration First Class Second Class
D6403

09:19

09:55

36 minutes RMB 26.5 RMB 22.5
D6407

10:39

11:14

35 minutes RMB 26.5 RMB 22.5
D6381

15:07

15:43

36 minutes RMB 26.5 RMB 22.5
D3131

15:26

16:02

36 minutes RMB 26.5 RMB 22.5
D6413

15:49

16:25

36 minutes RMB 26.5 RMB 22.5
D3135

19:03

19:42

39 minutes RMB 26.5 RMB 22.5
D6417

20:27

21:04

37 minutes RMB 26.5 RMB 22.5

11.Q: What is the famous earthen house in Chuxi Tulou Cluster?
     A: Jiqinglou Earthen House. Built in 1419 during the reign of emperor Yongle in Ming dynasty, Jinqinglou Earthen House has a more than 580 years history. It has 72 staircases dividing the earthen house into 72 independent units. Each unit has five rooms.

Chuxi Tulou Cluster and Jiqinglou Earthen House

Chuxi Tulou Cluster and Jiqinglou Earthen House

 

12.Q: What is the famous earthen house in Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster?
     A: Four Dishes and One Soup: Buyunlou Square Earthen House, Hechanglou Round Earthen House, Zhenchanglou Round Earthen House, Ruiyunlou Earthen House and Wenchanglou Oval Earthen House.

Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster - Four Dishes and One Soup

Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster – Four Dishes and One Soup

 

13.Q: What is the famous Building in Hongkeng Tulou Cluster?
     A: The prince of Tulou – Zhenchenglou Earthen House which is built in 1912.

Zhenchenglou Earthen House

Zhenchenglou Earthen House

14.Q: What is the famous earthen house in Gaobei Tulou Cluster?
 A: The king of Tulou – Chengqilou Earthen House. Built in 1709, The outer ring of Chengqinlou Earthen House is 62.6 meters in diameter and four stories tall, 288 rooms, with 72 rooms on each level, circular corridor on 2nd to 4th floor.

Chengqilou Earthen House

Chengqilou Earthen House

15.Q: What is the famous Fujian Tulou earthen house in Nanxi Tulou Cluster?
     A: The princess of Tulou – Zhenfulou Earthen House.

Zhenfulou Earthen House

Zhenfulou Earthen House

16.Q: What is the famous Building in Dadi Tulou Cluster?
     A: Eryilou Earthen House – Eryilou Earthen House enjoys picturesque scenery. The interior of Eryilou is decorated with various beautiful carvings and painting.

Eryilou Earthen House in Dadi Tulou Cluster

Eryilou Earthen House in Dadi Tulou Cluster