Longyan City, bordering Xiamen , Z Hangzhou and Quanzhou City in
the east, Meizhou City of Guangdong province in the south and
Ganzhou City of Jiangxi Province in the west, is an important
communication center of Zhejiang , Guangdong and Jiangxi province.
Endowed with rich natural resources, it is a zone of transition and
an economic corridor between the coastal area and inland area.
Longyan is a well-known hometown of Hakkas (a sub-group of Han
ethnic group, which in ancient times migrated from the north to the
south in China) and other overseas Chinese. Minxi County of Longyan
city is one of the major origins and concentrated communities of
Hakkas. The county, with a long history, is characterized by
colorful and distinctive Hakka culture, architecture, and folk
Tingzhou, a famous historical and cultural city of China, is
reputed as "The Capital of Hakka" and its Tingjiang River is known
as "The Mother River of Hakka". The traditional Hakka residential
building—Yongding Earth Tower is crowned as "a miracle in the
history of world architecture" for its unique style and art.
?Lishi Grand Ancestral Hall, which was built in the 16th ruling
year of Emperor Daoguang, Qing dynasty in Shanghang County, is
reputed as "The Supreme Headquarters of Family Li in Southeast
Administrations: Longyan City administers Xinluo District,
Zhangping City at the county level and five counties: Changting,
Yongding, Shanghang, Wuping and Liancheng; it covers 134 towns (in
the form of community offices) and 1902 villages (represented by
committees of local residents), with a total population of 2.86
million among whom 234 thousand residents are living in the urban
Best Time for Tour
Since Longyan City is situated in west Fujian Province, there will
be hurricanes and storms in early summer and at the end of spring.
Tourists are suggested to visit Longyan in other periods of time.
Code of Zone: 0579
Telephone for Tourist Complains: 0597-2317086