Longnan County

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Guanxi Xinwei, a Hakka walled village
Location within Jiangxi
Location within Jiangxi
Coordinates: 25°54′38″N 114°47′10″E / 25.9106°N 114.786°E / 25.9106; 114.786Coordinates: 25°54′38″N 114°47′10″E / 25.9106°N 114.786°E / 25.9106; 114.786
Country People's Republic of China
Province Jiangxi
Prefecture-level city Ganzhou
Postal Code 341700

Longnan County (simplified Chinese: 龙南县; traditional Chinese: 龍南縣; pinyin: Lóngnán Xiàn) is a county under the jurisdiction of Ganzhou Municipality, in the far southwest of Jiangxi province, China, bordering Guangdong province to the south.

Traditional vernacular architecture[edit]

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 () or wei ();[1] Longnan is also regarded as "the Hometown of Weiwu in China" 新华网-客家围屋之乡. Some of the most famous weiwu are Guangxi Wei 百度百科-关西围屋 and Yanyiwei.关西围屋与燕翼围 Some researchers call them "Jiangxi tulou" (literally, "[tall] earthen buildings"), as opposed to the better known Fujian tulou.[3]

Famous people from Longnan[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Chen Liang, Another cluster of Tulou in Longnan of Jiangxi bordering Fujian. China Daily. Published on www.whatsonxiamen.com on 2008-07-19
  2. ^ Knapp, Ronald G. (2000), China's old dwellings, University of Hawaii Press, pp. 275–277, ISBN 0-8248-2214-5
  3. ^ Huang Hanmin (黄汉民) (2009), 福建土楼-中国传统民居的瑰宝 [Fujian Tulou: a jewel of China's traditional residential architecture], Sanlian Books (三联书店), p. 114, ISBN 9787108031754 templatestyles stripmarker in |publisher= at position 16 (help) (Revised edition)

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