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We took a Chinese tour for the 3 hour journey to visit the Hakka village at Yongding. This is a UNESCO World Heritage site. These were communal living areas (sometimes for up to 3,000 people).
We were on a packed coach full of Chinese families. We stopped off at a large supermarket selling goods made by the Tula people in the Hakkas: coffee, tea, shortbread, etc. We passed through beautiful countryside with banana plantations, and tea ...
... But it was a total mob scene with Chinese tour groups. Ended the day leisurely wandering around the village my Tulou was in and found it nice and peaceful like the first cluster I visited. Then spent the evening hanging out in the courtyard of the Tulou in which I was staying. I realized that it definitely was a historic Tulou when the occasional tour group trickled through. Pictures will say much more than this narrative will but sadly the Internet at this new Hostel is not great either ...
... the 7th generation of the original family who built it. The remaining 3/4 of the Tulou that isn't the hotel is still occupied by his extended family. My room is on the top (5th) floor. Went for an evening stroll to see a few of the other Tulous nearby and tomorrow I will take a day trip to see a few of the nearby clusters. On my evening stroll I came across a boy and girl maybe eight years old. They were making figures out of string. ...
... scary : ). At the top, people used the restrooms and we went through a gift shop with ALOT of Buddhas. Jenny and Larry went dow together this time because Larry wanted to show Jenny something on WeChat, the Chinese social media website. I went dow the Mark this time. He talked a lot about his niece who plays soccer and his nephew who plays lacrosse. He is a librarian at Drexel University. Half way down, I got off and David paid ...
Historic Yongding County is exactly the sort of thing I wanted to see in China; rural, cultural and with a bit of a novelty factor. The rolling hills and farmlands in the Fuijian back-country make a stunning backdrop for some of Chinas most unusual architecture. In order to keep themselves safe from bandits and wild animals the Hakka people of this region built tulou (Roundhouses). Huge packed earth structures that more resemble giant fortresses or castles than homes. They employ ...