Yongding, Fujian

Yongding Facts

Chinese Name: 永定区 (yǒng dìng qū)
Population: 508,200
Area: 2,226.5 square kilometers (859.7 square miles)
Location: on the southwest of Fujian Province, southeast China
Area Code: 0597
Zip Code: 364100

Yongding, Fujian is a municipal district under the jurisdiction of Longyan. It lies in the southwest of Fujian Province. As one of the most important settlements for Hakka people, Yongding, China, is the origin and core distribution area of Fujian Tulou. Also, it is one of the eight hometowns of overseas Chinese in Fujian Province. Yongding is rich in geothermal resources and ranks first in Longyan City. In 2013, it was awarded the title of “Top 100 Tourism Counties in China”.

Best Places to Visit & Top Things to Do in Yongding

Hakka Earth Buildings

They are most famous in Yongding, Fujian, China. With a long history, these round buildings combining dwelling and defense factions are in a unique style. It is a good place for tourists to experience the traditional Hakka culture. As soon as you enter the earth building, you will feel a deep sense of history and gentle atmosphere. There are 3 most representative earth buildings in Yongding.

Hakka Earth Building in Yongding, Fujian
Hakka Earth Building in Yongding, Fujian
Chengqi Earth Building
Chengqi Earth Building

 Zhencheng Earth Building, also known as Hongkeng Tulou Cluster, located in Hongkeng Village, is the most splendid Hakka Earth Building. It is a representative in Yonding and praised as “The Prince of Hakka earth buildings”.

 Chengqi Earth Building (Gaobei Tulou Cluster), located in Gaotou Village, is known as “The King Hakka earth buildings” with the largest number of laps and the largest resident population.

 Jiqing Earth Building is the earliest existing round earth building with the most stairs. It was built on the hillside which formed a magnificent landscape with the terraced field.

Longhu Lake

It is the second largest artificial lake in Fujian Province. This lake is surrounded by green hills. There are dozens of small islands in the lake. With well-equipped facilities, travelers can not only go sightseeing by taking boats, but also enjoy the perfect services there.

Donghua Mountain

This is a good choice for tourists to relax and get closer to nature. It is always rainy and foggy, which makes it a famous summer resort in Fujian Province.

You may need 3-4 days for Yongding travelling. Wang Shoushan National Forest Park, Tangzige Hot Spring Resort and Hu Wenhu Memorial Hall are also worth seeing.

Best Time to Visit Yongding

The best time to visit Yongding is autumn and early winter, from September to December. The climate in Yongding belongs to the mid-subtropical maritime monsoon climate. It is moist and mild. Summer from June to September is long but not hot and winter from December to February is short and not cold. The average annual temperature is 20.1 °C (68.18 ℉), the average temperature in January is 11.3 °C (52.34 ℉), and the average temperature in July is 27.5 °C (81.5 ℉). Rainfall is concentrated from March to September every year and most in June.

Yongding Weather Forecast



Yongding is about 400 kilometers (248.5 miles) from the capital city of Fujian Province, Fuzhou, China, and 207 kilometers (128.6 miles) from Xiamen. There is no direct train from Fuzhou to Yongding, so you can choose to transfer in Xiamen, Longyan or Huizhou. Of course, you can take a flight to Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport, and then take the airport bus line to the coach station to take a regular bus to Yongding. There are also direct buses from Xiamen Fanghu Bus Station at 6:40, 8:30, 13:00 and Xinglin Bus Station at 8:50 and 13:20 to the main earth buildings, taking about 3 hours. 
In the city, there is no metro. But the buses and taxies are very convenient for travelers. The taxies charges CNY 6 for the first 1.6 km and CNY 2/ km for subsequent distance. Many buses from Yongding Bus Station to various Earth Building Scenic Areas. The bus ticket fare varies from CNY10-20 according your destination. You can also choose to hire a car to the scattered earth buildings, and generally the total cost is CNY400-500/day.

Best Yongding Food to Try

There are many Hakka local foods in Yongding including Laoshu Rice, Bamboo Shoot Rice, Hakka stuffed tofu and Yongding dried vegetables.
  Yongding Red Persimmon
Yongding red persimmon is in round shape with little or no kernel. The appearance of the fruit is red and bright, and with rich fruit flesh, it is tasty and refreshing.
  Wanying Tea
Wanying Tea is made up of more than 30 kinds of authentic Chinese herbal medicines, a famous specialty in Fujian Province. It can treat a variety of exogenous and digestive tract diseases with remarkable curative effects.
  Yongding Cow Banquet
Cow Banquet is famous in Yongding. It refers to a series of cattle products including tongue, liver, heart, tendon and other eatable cow organs.
- Last updated on Apr. 15, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Yongding, Fujian
Asked by Ang from MALAYSIA | Feb. 25, 2020 00:07Reply
Information on Bus from Meizhou to Yongding
I understand there is train service between Meizhou and Yongding but the timing is not convenient. If there is a bus service, please help to provide information: (a) which Meizhou bus station to board; (b) frequency;(c) departure time(s); (d) no. of hours it will take approximately, and (e) approximate cost. Thank you. I plan to visit Hongkeng Tulou Cluster and other clusters.
Answers (2)
Answered by Jill from FINLAND | Feb. 27, 2020 18:37

You are suggested to take the direct coach from Jiangbei Coach Station to Yongding.
The bus schedules are 06:00 and 12:45. It takes around 2.5 hours on the way with the fare of CNY45 per person.
Answered by Ang from MALAYSIA | Feb. 27, 2020 20:00

Thanks a lot, Jill.
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