Longyan Xinluo District Welfare Institute
This orphanage was established in 1985. According to one report, there are about 80 children in residence in this orphanage, nearly all with special needs. Longyan is about 300 miles from Fuzhou and can be reached by bus or by train. The drive to Longyan takes about 5.5 hours over a good two-lane road.
The original orphanage was situated among some back streets in an older neighbourhood, surrounded by older low-level, single story residential housing. Because a new railroad line was placed in the neighborhood of the old orphanage building, the orphanage moved to a new building in 2010.
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About LongyanLongyan is in a mountainous, forested area and serves as an important distribution center for western Fujian Province. Local products include timber, tobacco, rice wine, dried beancurd, dried sweet potato, and kumquat. It also possesses rich mineral resources. The Longyan area was a well-known revolutionary base in western Fujian Province. As early as the 1930s, many noted leaders of the Chinese Communist Party, including Mao Zedong, carried out revolutionary activities there. Longyan was one of the four starting points of the Long March of the Red Army in October 1934. The Longyan area is also home to a large Hakka population, and the best-known tourist attractions near Longyan are the Hakka earthen round houses, which are on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
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