Posts Tagged ‘Hakka’

Ten best examples of Chinese architecture

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

China’s long and complex history has given rise to a range of different architectural styles. They not only fuse cultures’ structural and decorative forms, but are also influenced by Chinese concepts such as feng shui and yin and yang. The Shenzhen Daily presents the ten best examples of Chinese architecture in this series of articles:

I had the pleasure of visiting the Hongcun and Xidi ancient villages on my trip to Henan, Anhui and Zhejiang in 2009.

Maosheng Residence, Henggang Shenzhen

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

One of Shenzhen’s hidden treasures is the large number of historic Hakka enclosed villages (or Hakka houses). James Baquet explores one of them in the Shenzhen Daily article Maosheng Residence, Henggang.

Fujian Tulou 3-day train tour

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

The Shenzhen Daily article World Heritage tour in China profiles a three-day train trip from Shenzhen to Fujian Province to experience Hakka culture including the ancient Hakka Tulou community houses.

Driving tours – Huizhou, Meizhou and Shaoguan

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

The Shenzhen Daily article May Day driving routes profiles three fun driving tours in Guangdong Province – Huizhou peninsula tour, Meizhou cultural tour, and Shaoguan world cultural heritage tour.

Hakka Houses in Longgang

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Did you know that the Shenzhen district of Longgang has about 100 historic walled Hakka villages? These fortified towns were built mainly in the mid-to-late Qing Dynasty, and unlike the more famous round “tulou” of Fujian, the villages in Longgang are all built to square plans. To find out more read James Baquet’s Shenzhen Daily article Hakka Houses in Longgang.