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Xiayang Town is one of the ten towns under the administration of Yongding County in Southwest Fujian Province. The local government of Xiayang Town administrates 20 villages with its seat at Xiayang Village.
Xiayang Town lies about 36km southest of Fengcheng Town where the Yongding Government is located. It is to the south of Qiling Township, nicknamed “the South Gate” of West Fujian. Xiayang Town is 116km north of Meizhou in Guangdong Province, so many Guangzdong travelers would drive through Meizhou to Xiayang to visit Chuxi Tulou Cluster instead of first going to Xiamen.
The downtown of Xiayang Town
Rich Hot Spring Resources
Lying on the Jinfeng Stream area, Xiayang Town has rich water resources. Xiayang Town also has plentiful terrestrial heat with many hot springs dotted around the villages of Xiaxu, Taiping, Dongyang and Tangzi. Xiaxu Village, especially has the hottest hot spring as high as 70 degrees with PH 7-8. The hot spring industry is developing every fast. There are some hot spring resorts in the town. Currently Capital of Hakka Hot Spring Resort is the best hot spring resort in the town.
Capital of Hakka Hot Spring Resort is the best hot spring resort in the town.
Important Hometown of Oversea Chinese
Xiayang Town has oversea Chines of 7,6000 from Taiwan, Macao, Hong Kong and other parts of the world. Over 5,600 households in the Town have relatives of oversea Chinese. There are also over 1000 returned oversea Chinese. Each year the money remitance from oversea Chinese accounts for the 60% of the total income of Xiayang County. Especially the ancient Zhongchuan Village was the cradle of the oversea Chinese.
There are many Hakka leaders both in Politics and in Business around the world who are from Zhongchuan Village of Xiayang Town. Aw Boon Par (1886 – 1944) Aw Boon Haw (1884 – 1954) were among the most famous overseas Chinese in 1930s and 40s. “That which is derived from society, should be returned to society” is Aw Boon Haw’s motto.
Hubao Villa (Har Paw Villa) in Zhongchuan Village in Xiayang Town.
Tulou Cluster at Chuxi Village of Xiayang Town
Chuxi Tulou Cluster is situated on the hillside, 15km from the downtown of Xiayang Town, about 40km southeast of Yongding County and 230km southwest of Xiamen City. There are five circular Tulou buildings and over a dozen of rectangular in shape in Chuxi village.
The Jiqinglou is typical of the Hakka earth buildings in Chuxi Tulou Cluster. Jiqinglou was built in 1419 during the reign of Emperor Yongle in Ming Dynasty. It stands on the south and faces the north.
Xiayang Town Travel Tips
1. Enquiry: 0597 – 5586550
2. You may stay overnight in the downtown of Xiayang Town which has very nice hot spring hotels.
3. Chuxi Tulou Cluster also offers basic accommodations.
4. No public shuttle buses going among Chuxi Cluster, Zhongchuan Village and other tulou cluster. Bargain with private van, motor bikes forr the transfer
Qiling Township is under the administration of Yongding County with its seat at Fengcheng Town. Qiling Town is 20km east of Fengcheng Town where the Yongding Government is located.
Qiling Township lies at an important crossroad which leads to Longyan in the north, Hongkeng and Gaobei Tulou clusters in the east and Chuxi Tulou in the south. A roundabout is situated in the center of the town and every day a great number of vehicles passing by the roundabout in Qiling Township.
Signboard pointing to the Tulou Buildings in the east, Longyan in the north and Guangzhou in the south.
The main street in Qiling Township
Plan your Hakka Tulou Tour? The Hakka tulou buildings in Yongding accounts for a large number of the Hakka clay buildings in Fujian. Yongding County here refers both to Fengcheng Town ( the seat of Yongding County ) and Yongding County itself as well. Yongding County is under the administration of Longyan City in Fujian. Yongding County itself also administrates 10 Towns and 14 Townships including the Fengcheng Town, the seat of Yongding county.
Fengcheng Town (Seat of Yongding County)
Fengcheng Town is the seat of Yongding county, 76km south of Longyan City, 240km southwest of Xiamen. Yongding River winds through the center of the Fengcheng Town. The Yongding Government is located at Yanhe Road of Nanmen in Fengcheng Town. Fengcheng Town has a population of over 4,000. There are 3 high schools, 5 primary schools, 2 kindergartens.
Yongding River cuts through the Fengcheng Town, the seat of Yongding County.
Fengcheng Town is very clean. All the street front stores have clear and pretty signs which are under the uniform control of the local government. Fengcheng Town is an important springboard for visiting Hakka Tulou buildings. It is only 36km east of Hongkeng Tulou Cluster. Many travelers choose to stay in Fengcheng Town before or after visiting the tulou clusters nearby.
The only traffic light on the streets with clean and uniform store signs.
The Yongding River passes the town from northeast to southwest with two bridges spanning the river – East Gate Bridge and South Gate Bridge. The main streets in the town include River Bank South Road, River Bank North Road, Nanmen Road (South Gate Road ), Huanccheng Road (City Ring Road ) and Jiuyi Road.
Yongding Bus Station is located in the north of Fengcheng Town. Hourly Buses operate between Fengcheng Town and Hongkeng and Gaobei Tulou clusters. Any questions on the bus service, please call the bus station on the phone – 0597 5535779.
At the time of my writing, the best hotel in Fengcheng Town is Kingdom Hotel (金腾大酒店), a 4 star hotel located south of Yongding River. The hotel address: Xiakeng Plaza, Yongding. Tel: 0597 5551666.
Yongding County also administrates 10 Towns and 14 Townships including the Fengcheng Town, the seat of Yongding county. The well known towns and villages under Yongding County include Hukeng Town where Hongkeng Tulou Cluster are located; Gaotou Town where Gaobei Tulou cluster are located, Xiayang Town where Chuxi Tulou Cluster are located.
Chengqilou, Gaobei Tulou Cluster in Gaotou Village