Longyan Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 龙岩市 (lóng yán shì)
Area: 11,968 square kilometers (4,621 square miles)
Location: in the west of Fujian Province, southeastern China
Administrative Division: 2 districts (Xinluo, Yongding); 5 counties (Changting, Shanghang, Wuping, Liancheng); 1 county-level city (Zhangping)
Area Code: 0597
Zip Code: 364000
GDP (2018): CNY 239.33 billion (USD 118.74 billion)
Rich in Hakka Culture Represented by Tulou
Longyan is seated in western Fujian Province, bordered with Quanzhou and Sanming on east and north. It also neighbors Ganzhou of Jiangxi Province to the west and Meizhou of Guangdong Province to the south. Longyan is famous for Hakka culture, the world cultural heritage, which is represented by a large-scale Yongding Tulou. There are more than 30 kinds of Tulou, among which of more than 4,000 famous square buildings. In addition to the grand Tulou, a trip to Guanzhai Mountain which has charming and lovely landscapes and cultural relics can be taken into consideration.
Tulou is a kind of traditional rammed citadel of the Hakkas. The resident building can be round and square. In Yongding County, there are entirely three hundred and sixty round houses and four thousand square houses. The grand complex of Hakka residence in Yongding show best the intelligence of the Hakka, added luster to Chinese traditional architecture. It's a highlight in Longyan travel.
Located 0.6 miles to the eastern suburb of Liancheng County in Fujian Province, Guanzhai Mountain is renowned for its majestic, attractive scenic sight as well as the unique Danxia landscape. The shape of the mountain is like the crown of Xiezhi that is a strange beast in Chinese ancient legend, hence the mountain's name "Guanzhai".
Covering an area of 47 square miles, Guanzhai Mountain scenic spot is a combination of mountains, lakes and rivers, caves and temples. Lingzhi Peak, shaped like a fungi, is the main peak, measuring 2,168 feet in height. Stand upon its flat topped summit, you will see a panoramic vista of villages amongst green field toward the west. To the east, high cliffs stand majestically, stacked one upon another. Wulao Peak to the southwest, rises close to Lingzhi Peak. There is a crevasse between the two peaks, called "Yi Xi'an Tian" (a gleam of sky).
Guanzhai Mountain also is blessed with notable manmade landscapes, among which are the academies of classical learning built during the Song (960-1279), Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties in the majority with Yangzhi Pavilion, Qiushi Academy, Xiuzhu Academy and Dongshan Cottage being the more famous ones. There are two temples: Fayun Temple built in the late Song Dynasty, and Lingzhi Temple mainly offers sacrifice to Kwan-yin, the mercy Buddha.
Due to its striking beauty, Guanzhai Mountain attracted countless men of letters to leave a great many precious calligraphies and paintings at these sites. Today, more and more visitors come here for activities such as mountain hiking, sightseeing or just to relax.
Longyan Bus Station: at the juncture between Xi'an Road (South) and Qiaomin Road, Xinluo District
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This city belongs to the subtropical zone, enjoying an oceanic monsoon climate. Its weather is moderate all the year round. Without chilly winter and torrid summer, the annual average temperature falls between 18 and 20 degree centigrade (64 and 68 degree Fahrenheit).
When to Go: The city is an all-year-round tourist destination.
Longyan Travel Tips
Physical Features: General terrain of Longyan descends from east and north to west and south. Mountains and hills zigzag northeast-southwest parallelly, occupying nearly eighty percent of the city's land area.
Special Local Products: Chanting dried bean curd, Liancheng dried sweet potato, Zhangping dried bamboo shoot, Xinluo rice noodle and peanut, Wanying tea, Xuan paper (Chinese calligraphic paper), Shuixian Cha Bing (cake-shaped compressed tea), Yongding persimmon
Is it correct to take coach from longyan coach station . What is the distance.
can we visit can return the same day.
Can I do both places in a day?
1. best travel from Shenzhen Airport to Shenzhen North Train Station to catch the high speed train to LY.
2. suggest a Tulou heritage site nearest to LY city for a day visit.
how to get this heritage site from LY city and back.
3. best travel from Shenzhen North Train Station to Shenzhen airport.
2. I recommend you visit Hongkeng Tulou and Gaobei Tulou in Yongding District. At local Long-distance Bus Station, you can take a bus to Gaotou Town, where Hongkeng Tulou is located. After visiting, take a motor-cycle to Hongkeng within 15min. After that, go to Yongding Bus Station to take a bus back to LY.
3. You can still use subway to head for the airport.
Should take Line 1, right.
Thank you for your response.
1. how to get from airport to Shenzhen train station to catch the high speed train to LY city
2. recommend a Hakka Tulou heritage site nearest to the city as we are planning a day trip to this site and how to get there.
TQ in advance and best regards
After arrival, you can take bus 2/K2/25 to Longyu Tianxia, and you will see the local Bus Station. Then you can take a bus to Tulou, which heads for Hongxi Tulou Towers. The bus is available from 7:00 to 17:02 and takes about 2hours and CNY22/27.