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Longnan County

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Longnan County

Guanxi Xinwei, a Hakka walled village
Location within Jiangxi
Location within Jiangxi
Longnan is located in China
Location within China
Country China
Province Jiangxi
Prefecture-level city Ganzhou
Postal Code 34????

Longnan County (Chinese: 龙南县) is a county under the jurisdiction of Ganzhou Municipality, in Jiangxi province.

Traditional vernacular architecture

Longnan County is notable for the variety of traditional Hakka walled villages in Jiangxi.[1] [2] By one count, there are around 370 of them within the county's boundaries.[1] They are known locally as weiwu (围屋) or wei (围);[1] some researchers call them "Jiangxi tulou" (literally, "[tall] earthen buildings"), as opposed to the better known Fujian tulou.[3]

Famous people from Longnan


  1. ^ a b c Chen Liang, Another cluster of Tulou in Longnan of Jiangxi bordering Fujian. China Daily. Published on on 2008-07-19
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  3. ^ (Revised edition)

External links

  • Longnan County Official Website (Chinese)

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