A key national cultural relics, it is a large scale residential building group, with a grand outlook. Standing on the middle of the mountain, facing the south, it is composed of five earth buildings. The square building, called Buyunlou (Cloud stepping building) stands in the middle, and surrounded by three round buildings (Ruiyun Buiding, Hechang Building and Zhenchang Building) and one elliptical building (Wenchang Building).
Five buildings were built according to the positions of “gold, wood, water, fire, and earth”, and not only for aesthetic reasons, but also for the function of fortification.
1. You can take train to Nanjing Railway Station and take the sightseeing bus outside the station, which leave about every 1 hour (fare: RMB 20 per person). The drive lasts 1.5 hours. Or you can take the express bus to Tulou from Jingnan Bus Station (fare: RMB 20 per person). Or you can charter a bus to Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster (fare: about RMB 40 per person).
2. You can also take the shuttle bus at 8:30 from Xiamen Hubin South Long Distance Bus Station to Tianluokeng (fare: RMB 55 per person). The drive lasts about 3.5 hours.