As an AAAAA-level national scenic zone and a selected national cultural relic protection unit, listed among the preparative places of World Cultural Heritage, and a miniature museum of Yongding Hakka Earth Buildings, it is located in Hongkeng Village, Hukeng Town, Yongding County, Fujian Province, and 45 kilometers to the county seat of Yongding. Yongding Hakka Earth Buildings was appraised by UNESCO as "mythological mountain village architecture that are unmatched in the world".
There are magnificent Zhengcheng Building--the prince of round earth buildings, Fuyu Building--Wufeng Building or a classical earth building in the style of official residence, Kuiju Building--palatial architecture just like the Potala Palace of Tibet, Rusheng Building--a pocket sized round building, and over 40 earth buildings with other characteristics such as Queen of Heaven Temple, Earth Building Museum etc.
1. Hongkeng is only some 20 km from Nanjing Earthen Dwellings, and you can drop by in motorcycle taxi for only 15 minutes ride.
2. Yongding Town - Hongkeng Earthen Dwellings
Take bus at Yongding Bus Hub for Hukeng Earthen Dwellings Village for only 1 hour with ticket price of RMB 15. Bus departs every 40 minutes.
3. Xiamen - Hongkeng Earthen Dwellings
Take coach to Xiayang at Xiamen Hubinnan Bus Hub and get off at Hukeng Station, and the ticket office is in sight. After admission, walk some 500 or 600 meters and the earthen dwellings appear. For returning, please counsel the local station: 0597-5535779.
Another choice is one-day tour of Yongding earthen dwellings, which is available at almost all hotels and business hotels in Xiamen.
4. Yongding Railway Station to Yongding earthen dwellings
At the exit of Yongding Railway Station, take motorcycle taxi or tax to Yongding Bus Hub or just walk there (1.2 km), then switch to the regular bus to the earthen dwellings. You can also pool taxi at the railway station for only one hour ride.