Chinese Name: 永定区 (yǒng dìng qū)
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
Cradle of Earthen Buildings of Hakkas
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Best Yongding Food to Try
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 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.
Cow Banquet is famous in Yongding. It refers to a series of cattle products including tongue, liver, heart, tendon and other eatable cow organs.
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.