Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster in Nanjing County, Zhangzhou
Attractions Overview: The Landmark of Fujian Tulou
Attraction Type: Cultural; Building
Chinese Name: 田螺坑土楼群
English Name: Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster in Nanjing County
Best Time to Visit: All Year Round
Recommended Visiting Time: 2 Hours
Open Hours: All Day
Admission Fee: 85 RMB / Person
Address in English: Shuyang Town, Nanjing County, Zhangzhou City
Address in Chinese: 漳州市南靖县书洋镇
Why is Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster So Special?
Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster is a masterpiece of traditional Chinese residential buildings, which embodies the wisdom of ancient Chinese people and is the unique architectural art treasure of the Chinese nation. Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster mainly consists of one square Tulou, three round Tulou and one oval Tulou, which are Buyun Tulou, Zhenchang Tulou, Ruiyun Tulou and Hechang Tulou.
Brief Introduction of Tulou
A tulou is usually a large, enclosed and fortified earth building, most commonly rectangular or circular in configuration, with very thick load-bearing rammed earth walls between three and five stories high and housing up to 800 people. Smaller interior buildings are often enclosed by these huge peripheral walls which can contain halls, storehouses, wells and living areas, the whole structure resembling a small fortified city.
Where is Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster?
How to Get to Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster
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By Car: It takes about 2 Hours to drive from Zhangzhou City to Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster.
Main Attractions in Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster
Bu Yun Tulou
The first Tulou in Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster is called Bu Yun Tulou, which is a square building located in the center of the Tulou Cluster. It was built in Qing Dynasty. Bu Yun Tulou is three floors high, 26 rooms on each floor. It’s named Bu Yun, which means that future generations will make a success in official career.
Wenchang Tulou was the last building, which built in 1966. To be exact, it is an oval building with three floors and each floor has 32 rooms.
The Legend of Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster
During the Qing Dynasty, it is said that a young duck farmer came here. He made full use of the geographical advantages of rivers and mud fields which full of snails, as well as the dense forests, and continued to expand his duck reproduction, making the first gold for himself, then he build the Tulou here.
Useful Travel Tips
- It would be better for you to hire a tour guide for a better understanding of Tulou cultural.
- In summer, there are more mosquitoes there, so protect yourself from them.
- If you want to get rid of hustle of transportation and troublesome navigation, you can book a private tour package.
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