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Huaiyuan Building
Nanjing Top 4 in Local History

343 Reviews
Historical Architecture
Liked by 2
Open Open from 1/1-12/31
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: Shuyang Town, Nanjing County, Zhangzhou City
Phone: 0596-7756578 0596-7880111/7880172

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Huaiyuan Building is located in the east of Kanxia Village, Meilin Town, Nanjing County, 54 kilometers away from Nanjing County. The Huaiyuan Building, built in 1905-1909 years, is the most beautiful and best protected double-ring round earth building. The building is 13 meters high and 38 meters in diameter, with 34 floors and 136 in total, built by the Jian Family. Huaiyuan Tower is most remarkable in the inner courtyard core location of the ancestral hall, that is, the family children read the place "Si is the room." "Si is the room" exquisite and elegant, the building covers 190 square meters, indoor carved beams and painting buildings, quaint natural, bookish atmosphere. Huaiyuan Building is the second ring building, architect is Zhencheng building architect, the design of the building is quite neat. The building has a gold foil He Yingqin gift "help me Yishi", the flat floor in front of the building is a cobblestone formation of Taiji design. The earthworks and villages are surrounded by paddy fields and tea mountains, a peaceful pastoral picture. The foundation of Huaiyuan Building is built with giant cobblestones and three-heated earthen barriers, more than 3 meters high, the walls are so far smooth without peeling off. Standing on the outside wall of the building, face against the wall up to see the floor under the small, the middle big, the upper layer gradually shrinks, like olive, this structure accords with mechanics, can resist the wind, make the building more solid. The reason why it is called Huaiyuan Building, has three meanings: one is to miss the distant relatives, the second is to show that the owner of the building from Henan "Huai" the far place, the third is to show that the children of Jian Shi to have a big ambition.

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  • DeborahClarkson

    Round tulou close to Yunshuiyao

    We visited this tulou when staying in Yunshuiyao recently. It's easy to find, you just follow a well-walked cobbled path for about 600 m along the river from Yunshuiyao. As with the other tulou that a...

    Reviewed on /Date(1546865220000+0800)/
  • Florent-Nathalie

    Hakka Tour

    We have been around Tulou Hakka houses in Yongding and Nanjing county. We preferred Nanijing. This is very subjective as these house are all beautiful , historical and alike but there were some more a...

    Reviewed on /Date(1541277295000+0800)/
  • wciekawychmiejscach


    Beautiful Hakka village, unique architecture. Must to see in china for every Chinese culture lovers. Many tourist visit the place. To get there take a tourist bus from Shuyang Tulou Tourist Center. En...

    Reviewed on /Date(1478491078000+0800)/
  • Bernard T
    Bernard T
    Singapore, Singapore

    Huai Yan Lou is near to Yun Shui Yao

    This is one of the Fujian Tulou, Huai Yan Lou. The name of the place is to get its people to remember that their distant relative. The place is very beautiful, and is a more less known compared to tia...

    Reviewed on /Date(1458958169000+0800)/
  • jq236
    Hong Kong, China

    Round Tulou

    Lovely and well-preserved. Unfortunately the ground floor is now basically owned by vendors who sell souvenirs. Old grannies come by and ask if you wanna pay RMB3-RMB5 for a tour of the upper floor...

    Reviewed on /Date(1411522753000+0800)/

Additional Information


Huaiyuan Building is a double-ring circular earth building with exquisite construction and good protection. Huaiyuan Building is the second ring building. The architect is the architect of Zhencheng Building. The design of the building is quite neat and characteristic. There is a taiji pattern lined with cobblestones in front of the building. The earth building and the village are surrounded by paddy fields and tea hills, a peaceful pastoral map.
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