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Weiqunlou Earth Building Hostel
Ranked #12 of 118 Nanjing County B&B and Inns
Reviewed 30 April 2014

We had a recent visit to Nanjing County and stayed in this excellent Tulou. Mr Zhang and his family were quite superb in arranging all our transportation and transfers. The Tulou itself is comfortable with smallish rooms, some en-suite. Excellent local Hakka food prepared by Mrs Zhang and her family. Their home-made yellow wine is wonderful and must be sampled. Do ensure that you have a room in the Tulou building, preferably with an ensuite. These include western-style toilets. Transfers currently cost Y400 one way from Xiamen (they will meet your flight) and take around 2 hours. Hiring a car and driver is Y600 for at least 3 hours. These may be pricey but are well worth the expenditure. Overall this is a unique and quite outstanding opportunity to stay in a genuine Tulou with a warm family and to obtain significant insight into both these amazing buildings and the local culture. Some spoken Mandarin is undoubtedly beneficial. My son translated for me both at the Tulou and on our itinerary of visits. He helped other Europeans at the Tulou with translation so even if you don't speak Mandarin it is likely that there will be someone to help. Do ensure that you contact Mr Zhang e-mail: zww101@sina.com to arrange transfers. I cannot recommend this more highly and pay tribute to Issyo (previous reviewer) who kindly provided advice.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 16 April 2012

This Tulou was also named the "Apron Tulou".

I stayed in this very authentic tulou for 4 days 3 nights. This place was one of the very few tulous that is well equipped but not commercialized.

Before I arrived in Xiamen, I was worrying how I could find my way to this Tulou in a small village. I emailed Mr. Zhang. He arranged car pick up from the airport. It sounded expensive but I was glad that I've paid for the pick up. The whole trip from Xiamen airport to Tulou is about 3.5 hrs.

The best thing I love about this place is that their family treated us like one of them. They kept telling us different stories about this place and all other tulous. The old Mr. zhang was very nice and made us tea all the time.

The rooms are also very clean. There are two types of rooms. One type with private bathroom and another kind with shared bathroom. The shared bathrooms are extremely clean with super hot hot water. So, don't worry about the hygiene even you are staying in room with shared bathrooms. Please remember to bring your own towel and toothbrush.

Weiqunlou Earth Building Hostel is located in a small quiet village. There are a few tulous within walking distance. It's very safe to walk at night.

The Zhang's family make us breakfast everyday with something very traditional and simple, i.e. congee, Chinese pickles and fried eggs. For dinner, we will need to "order" from the "menu". All these dishes are everyday authentic Hakka dishes. Just tell them what you want to eat from the menu and Mrs. Zhang will cook everything from their small kitchen.

Don't miss their home-made rice wine. This kind of rice wine is sweet and very pleasant. It tasted like the less sour version of the "plum wine". Very tasty but seems to be quite strong.

I would highly recommend this Tulou and will definitely go there again. My experience in Tulou will never be the same if I wasn't staying in Weiquenlou hostel.

You can just make a reservation or arrange car pick up via email to Mr. Zhang. (zww101@sina.com)

It's very hard for people who is outside of China to transfer money. You don't have to pay deposit first. You'll need to pay cash when you arrive.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 June 2017
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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 April 2015
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  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 April 2011
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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 December 2010
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  • Stayed: June 2008
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Address: No.31 Taxia Village, Shuyang Town, Nanjing County 363600, China
Region: China > Fujian > Nanjing County
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Ranked #12 of 118 B&Bs / Inns in Nanjing County
Price Range: £16 - £28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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