Huaiyuanlou (Huaiyuan Building) in Nanjing County, Zhangzhou

Why is Huaiyuan Tulou So Special?

Huaiyuan Building is a fine example of the exquisite rammed-earth architecture in China. It is composed of two rings, each with a diameter of 38 meters. Huaiyuan Tulou is the most exquisite and well protected Tulou. And it is a traditional residential building of the Han nationality, built in 1905-1909. It covers an area of 1384.7 square meters, with 4 floors, 34 rooms on each floor, a total of 136 rooms in the building.

Brief Introduction of Tulou

A tulou is usually a large, enclosed and fortified earth building, most commonly rectangular or circular in configuration, with very thick load-bearing rammed earth walls between three and five stories high and housing up to 800 people. Smaller interior buildings are often enclosed by these huge peripheral walls which can contain halls, storehouses, wells and living areas, the whole structure resembling a small fortified city.

Where is Huaiyuan Tulou?

Huaiyuan Tulou is located in the east of Meilin Town, Nanjing County, Fujian Province, 54 kilometers away from Nanjing County.

How to Get to Huaiyuan Tulou?

Travel with China Dragon Tours (top recommended)

If you want to get rid of hustle of transportation and troublesome navigation, you can book a private tour package which covers visiting, dining and transfer from us. Our local tour guide and driver will escort you to Huaiyuan Tulou with speed and convenience, and take care of all the details. You just need to focus on travel.

Independent Travel

For independent travelers you can 

By Bus: There are two buses from Xiamen to Yunshuiyao villiage in Nanjing every day. They depart from Hubin South Bus Station in Xiamen at 7:10 a.m. or 12:10 p.m. and arrive at Yunshuiyao villiage at about 10:45 a.m. or 15:50 p.m. You can find the Hegui Tulou in the ancient villiage.

What to See in Huaiyuan Tulou

Huaiyuan Tulou

The name of Huaiyuan Tulou has three meanings: The first meaning is memory of family in the faraway places; the second meaning is the owner of the building comes from a faraway places; and the third meaning is to instruct the children of Jane’s family to have great goal.


The building covers an area of 1384.7 square meters, has 4 floors, 14.5 meters high, and with 34 rooms on each floor, a total of 136 rooms can be find in the building. Couplets and calligraphy can be found in many places in the building

Useful Travel Tips

  1. Children under 1.1 m people and over 70 years old is free for charge.
  2. It would be better for you to hire a tour guide for a better understanding of Tulou cultural.

Nearby Attractions

Edited by Emily Wang/王海玲