History

Tulou is a round fort-like building, often called the world’s first condominium, of South East China’s Hakka people. Constructed with earth and rice straw, the multi-storied Tulou was used for communal living; families coming together in the circular centre for shared activities, festivities and meals. Its shape was designed for defence, but also conforms to the ancient principles of Feng Shui, creating energy flow, harmony as well as warding off evil spirits. These ‘Earth Building’ were inscribed by UNESCO as a cluster of World Cultural Heritage Sites in 2008.

Chiang Mai’s first Tulou follows this tradition. Using Feng Shui, Tulou has been designed to harness the invisible forces that bind the universe, earth, and humanity together, known as Qi, an energy which flows throughout the building.

Chiang Mai’s Tulou offers an auspicious, harmonious and happy environment, aimed at bringing the community, family and friends together to celebrate life’s joyous moments. Tulou is about sharing and happiness.

Message from Management

We wish to welcome everyone from all nationalities and backgrounds to the Tulou community.

Chiang Mai is a dynamic, vibrant and prosperous city. Inspired by the traditions of our Chinese ancestors, Tulou hopes to add a unique element to this seven-century city which we now call home. Authentic Hakka cuisine from the land of Tulou will be served alongside other Chinese regional dishes such as Cantonese, Sichuan and Hong Kong, as well as world cuisines. Our chefs use traditional recipes from all major regions of China while also creating exciting new dishes drawn from their vast experience. Tulou aims to become an important part of this city’s culinary landscape.

Tulou has something for every taste, occasion and budget. We offer only the best quality produce, personally inspected by Tulou’s management, as well as delicious food cooked by our award winning chefs. Whether it is a quick one-dish lunch or an evening-long banquet, Tulou will cater to all needs and occasions.

We wish to prove ourselves to Chiang Mai’s large community of food lovers, hoping to turn our guests into friends and family, creating frequent, unique and happy memories for many years to come.