- Travel Guide
- - Guanzhi Mountain Scenic Spot
- - Longkong Cave
- - Meihua Mountain Nature Reserve
- - Peitian Village
- - The Earth Buildings
- - Yongfu Town
The Earth Buildings of the Hakkas in Yongding lies in Yongding County in Longyan of Fujian Province, where houses unique folk architectures of the Hakkas with a long history. As a matter of fact, Earth Buildings is a kind of traditional houses of the Hakkas, which can be divided into round and square ones, among which there are 360 round ones and more than 4,000 square ones. As usual, a complex is often made up of two or three rings of towers one around another. The outer ring is the highest with more than 100 rooms in four floors: the first floor houses a kitchen and a restaurant, the second floor is a warehouse, and the third and the fourth floor are bedrooms, and there is an observation tower on the fourth floor. There are two floors with more than 10 rooms in the second ring. Inside the Earth Buildings the living space is can be divided into different units, each of which is an independent living space. Some are connected by side doors while some are separated from one another. The materials of the Earth Buildings are from the raw soils and the foundation bed that is 1.5 meters in thickness was built with stones, which strengthens the firmness of the wall.
Earth Buildings of the Hakkas show the wisdom of the Hakkas, which are fireproofing and waterproof and well equipped with other domestic installations inside. The walls can keep out the hot wave in summer and can prevent the cold air in winter as well as noise elimination function, which are very suitable for people living there. Its structure also represents the unified and friendly tradition of Chinese that has passed down from one generation to another as well as the deep sense of history of the Hakkas.
Address: Earth Buildings of the Hakkas is in Yongding County in Longyan of Fujian Province. You can take a coach along the National Road 319 to Longyan from Xiamen City and then take a bus to Longyan and then take a bus or taxi there. And it is open to the public from 09:00 in the morning to 5: 00 in the evening.