Hakka Round House, also well known as Tulou, is the special living building made by Hakka people in Fujian,China. Most of the Hakka Round House are located in Nanjing, Hua’an, Yongding county, Fujian, which are around 2 to 3 hours driving from Xiamen.The Hakka Round house building group in Nanjing County is the nearlist one from Xiamen.
Located just southwest of Xiamen, Nanjing Hakka House building group is not just famous for the huge round house, but the unique hakka house in square named Heguilou (和贵楼) as well. Different from other Hakka house, Heguilou house is a square building with 5 floors which makes it the highest Hakka house in the world. What is more, the Heguilou Hakka house is sited on the marshland.
The Round House is complete with kitchen room, warehouse, living room. Normally, the first floor is not for living, but a place for livestock or for kitchen room. The Second floor is used as warehouse stocking grain-stuff. From the third floor, all the rooms are for living activity.
One of the shortage of the Hakka house is that it is lack of the toilet inside the house. That is why you can see people brush the chamber pot in the morning.
How to Get there:
1. Rent a van from Xiamen (recommend)
As every round house cluster is far away from each other , it is better to rent a van from Xiamen which is flexible for you to visit the round house cluster spotting in different place.
3. Bus to there
There are also bus to Nanjing from Xiamen Wucun bus station(opposite to Xiamen Railway station),but you need to transfer bus or rent motorbike to reach the scenic spot.