In the 17th Century, the Emperor KangXi waged war with the Ming Loyalists in Taiwan and de-populated the coastline. This resulted in Shenzhen being populated by a lot of Hakka so that they made up half the city. Relations between the Hakka and Cantonese became strained and in the 19th Century alone half-a-million people lost their lives in the struggle. As a result, the Hakkas fortified their settlements.
The largest rectangular “Wie” fort can be found at Crane Lake in Longgang District and it now serves a more peaceful purpose as a museum of Hakka Culture. Another well-preserved fort and village can also be found at Dawanshiju.
Hours: 8:30-17:30 (Monday to Sunday)
Address & Contact
Address and contact information:
Chinese and Pinyin Name: 鹤湖新居 & 龙岗客家民俗博物馆
Place Address (English/Pinyin): Crane Lake Fortified Hakka Village and Hakka Culture Museum, Longgang District, Shenzhen
Website: Crane Lake Fortified Hakka Village & Hakka Culture Museum’s Website
Place Phone: +86 755 8429 6258