Plan your Fujian Tulou Tour? Do yo fancy an idea of staying overnight in a Hakka earth building? It is really an experience to stay in a clay building in one of the tulou clusters and enjoy the traditional life style which is fast dying out.
Many tulou buildings in Both Yongding County and Nanjing County provide basic accommodations by converting part of their clan houses into inns and hostels. Some of the owners do have much difficulty in communicating in English with considering the remote villages nestled in the mountainous areas. Young people prefer to work and live in bigger cities such as in Xiamen, Fuzhou, Longuan or in the county of Yongding. But as far as I know one young man named Stephen Lin, a descendent of Lin Clan, sticks to his own dream by running an inn which has been converted from part of his clan house – Fuyulou, one of the Hongkeng Tulou Cluster into a cozy hostel.
Fuyulou Changdi Inn
He names his inn “Fuyulou Changdi Inn”. Fuyulou Changdi Inn is located in the side courtyard of Fuyulou. Fuyunlou Earth Building was built in 1880. It faces east and occupies and area of 4,000 square meters. It is a five-phoenix tulou building ( square in shape). It has three halls and four annexes on both sides. The square clay building is located by the river, next to Kuijuloun, not far from the famous Zhengchenglou – the king of Tulou Buildings.
The left side of the Fuyulou Earth House has been converted into a cozy inn composed of over 20 rooms. Some rooms have indepedent bathrooms. Some have shared bathroom facilities. All the rooms are basic and clean. The local food is good and the food price is acceptable. Get ready for the ear plugs if you are a light sleeper due to much echos inside old wooden house.
In peak season, Fuyulou Changdi Inn will be packed with travelers. Be sure to book in advance.
Contact information for Fuyulou Changdi Inn:
Owner: Lin Qinsheng ( Stephen Lin )
Mobile: 13348362338, 13859569438
Tel: 0597 55322800, 55355800
Or you may contact http://www.tour-beijing.com/fujian_tulou_tour for Tulou Package Booking
The Traditional Stone Archway Entrance to Fuyulou Clay Building
The Main gate to Fuyulou with its left side gate to the Fuyulou Changdi Inn
This is the left side gate to Changdi Inn
The Signboard by the Gate telling people that it is a tulou turned Inn
Inside the Changdi Inn Courtyard
Most of the 20 rooms are on the second floor
A Tradtional Wedding Room
A normal and standard room
The signboard shows that Changdi Inn offers free internet