Covering an area of 5,000 square meters, Longtian Ancestral Residence in Pingshan District is one of the best preserved Hakka residences in Shenzhen. The house was listed by Guangdong as a protected historical site in 2002.
Like the traditional Hakka houses, Longtian Ancestral Residence is grand-looking like an old castle with high walls and upturned eaves. Surrounded on three sides by a half-moonshaped pond, the residence looks like a turtle shell from the outside. The design is unique to Hakka homes. Inside the residence is a carefully designed garden sheltered from the hustle and bustle of the outside world.
The residence was built in 1837 by a Huang family from Meizhou, Guangdong. At its height, more than 160 people used to live in the house. The family has long since scattered to diffeent parts of the world, but many of them return to the family house to pay tribute to ancestors during significant occasions like the Spring Festival and Qingming Festival (Tomb Sweeping Day).
Add: Duanxin Community, Kengzi Subdistrict, Pingshan District