Nanxianglou, one of the most scenic spots in the historic Gankeng Village, Shenzhen of Guangdong province, has gained a strong reputation abroad. From the time-honoured study of literature and art to today’s history-thickened hotels, visitors can have a glance of the old architecture that celebrates the culture of Southern Fujian and the Hakkas.
There is a saying in Hakkas that goes: “Immigration makes us alive, and we are not afraid of a long journey with longevity in life.”
After going through instability in turbulent days, trampling over hills and dales, and wandering on tempest-tost, the ancestors arrived at the wonderland where they could inhabit and finally flourish. The Hakkas resided with the indigenous people in the past hundreds of years, infusing their lifestyle and traditions into the land.
Nanxianglou Art Hotel has taken over factors from the Hakkas’ architectural culture. Grey tile walls, thick wood doors and beams, carven sculptures along the eaves are components from disassembbled buildings in Southern Fujian, which got marked in number and were moved to the place and assembled the same. The architecture around the heritage area features a large scale of the solid wood structure, complemented by the deep-seated culture connotation.
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