Shenzhen Longgang Museum of Hakka Culture located on reclaimed Longgang District of Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province, China. We offer complete Longgang Museum of Hakka Culture tour packages, destination best tour offers and travel deals and Destination holiday packages for family. Half of Shenzhen City was originally Hakka.
This came about after the 17th century Kangxi Emperor depopulated the coastline to a depth of 30km as part of his campaign against Ming loyalists in Taiwan. When the coast was repopulated, the Hakka, descendants of 13th century immigrants from north China, were quicker. Relations between the Hakka and the Cantonese were often strained. During the 19th century, half a million people lost their lives in civil strife between the Hakka and the Cantonese. Accordingly, most Hakka settlements of any size were heavily fortified. The most common form of fortification in south China is the rectangular “wei” or “wai” and the biggest of them anywhere is the Crane Lake Wei in Longgang. It doubles as a museum of Hakka culture.