Built in 1905 in late Qing Dynasty, Huaiyuanlou is 4-story round earth building in the height of 14.5 meters with 136 rooms. As the Fengshui master believed that right facing due south would cause bad luck. It used to be the ancestral hall as well as a private school of the family.
The ridgepoles, doors and windows are decorated with beautiful carvings and exquisite paintings in the ancient style, and numerous plaques and couplets are seen everywhere; all the words on the plaques and couplets given by the predecessors are expressing the same idea that all the happiness and fortunes can only attain from hard works.
This is the only tulou in all Fujian with such convenient water supply.
Shuyang Town, Nanjing County Taxia Village, listed in the 15 Chinese Landscape Villages, is not only an exquisite Hakka Village but also a famous hometown of overseas Chinese.
Hekeng Tulou Cluster is the densest Tulou building area in Nanjing County.
Having a birds’ eye view of the Hekeng Tulou Cluster, you will find the huge “T” earth buildings spreading between green mountains and clean water, adding a field to this magnificent scenery.
By climbing these stairs and visit those rooms, you will find the ancient Tulou buildings' secret and Hakka people's daily life and culture.It consists of a square earth building at the center of a quincunx, surrounded by three round buildings, and an oval-shaped one.Among all the earth buildings in this cluster, the square “Buyun Building” is the oldest, built in 1796.First, it was constructed on a swampland just like a rest ship and has been incredibly intact for more than 200 years.Second, there are two water wells in the courtyard just about 10 meters apart, but waters of them are totally different.