Last updated by chinatravel at 2014/10/31
Changting County has a long history of civilization. It was listed as the third series of historical and cultural city by the state council in 1994, with the local Hakka culture and revolutionary site as its tourist attractions. From the prosperous period of Tang dynasty to the end of Qing Dynasty, Changting County used to be a place for official use by states, shires and departments. At the same time it is also a concentrated community of Hakkas and therefore credited as “The Capital of Hakkas”. The long history of Changting endows itself with rich cultural relics, such as the lofty tower of Tang dynasty, Sanyuan Cabinet, Dali Ancient Rampart in Tang dynasty, Ancient Well in Shuangyin Tower and the Literature Temple in Tingzhou. The major revolutionary sites of Changting County include the site of Soviet Government in Fujian Province and the old residence of Chairmen Mao in today’s Xingeng Villa. Changting also retains many Hakka residential buildings in Song and Ming dynasty. The buildings have inherited the architecture style of ancient mansions, which spread itself on both sides of a central axes and are built up step by step in a symmetric manner with a precise lay out. Characterized by of Changting, this kind of residential building can accommodate as many as dozens of families. Just like Hakka earth tower, it is a kind of family stockade village. Tourists in Changting should never miss the beautiful scenery of mountains and rivers, such as Wolong Mountain, Baixiang Mountain, Guanfang Stalactite Cave and Zhaodou Rock. The towering, emerald mountains co-exist with the long history and corlorful civilization of Changting, demonstrating the unique characteristics of the county.
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How to Get There?
Traffic tool: There are about ten special tour buses from Longyan City to Changting County. Tourists can also take another two buses respectively at 6: 20 am and 14: 20 pm and reach Changting within six hours.
Opening Time: All day long
Hotels in Changting County are situated on its main traffic line—the mid section of Zhaozhong Road. Quiet and clean, these hotels only cost 20 Yuan to 120 Yuan one night. Tourists can take the opportunity of traveling in Changting to try a lot of local delicacies, such as Hakka Soup Noodle, Changting Meat Ball and Egg-fish ball, all of which taste terrific.
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