Xiamen Mysterious Hakka Tulou 3 Days Tour

Tour Code: Beyond-HK-011-Xiamen-tulou

Duration: 3 Days

Visit: Xiamen,Yongding in Longyan,Xiamen

Note: This tour is designed for those who want to explore the tulou in-depth. These cluste have been icribed in 2008 by UNESCO as World Heritage Site. The tulou remai one of the symbolic attractio of Fujian.

Starting From: $ 328 P/P

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Chinese Treasures Trip Overview

This tour is designed for those who want to explore the tulou in-depth. These clusters have been inscribed in 2008 by UNESCO as World Heritage Site. The tulou remains one of the symbolic attractions of Fujian. 
  • Chuxi Tulou Cluster for 1 night.
  • Hongkeng Tulou Cluster for 1 night.
  • Gaobei Tulou and Tianluokeng Tulou.
  • Service of English speaking tour guide.
 
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  • Day

    01

    Xiamen to Chuxi Tulou Cluster in Yongding

    Xiamen to Chuxi Tulou Cluster in Yongding

    Attraction & Activities:

    Yongding Chuxi Tulou Cluster

    Meals:

    Chinese lunch in local restaurant

    Accommodation: Tourist ★★★Yuqinglou Cluster Inn

    You will be picked up from your hotel in Xiamen, or cruise terminal, or airport at 08:30 and transferred to Chuxi in Yongding. It takes 3 hours on the road from Xiamen. Visit the villages in Chuxi Tulou. Stay overnight in Yuqinglou, a hotel located in the traditional Tulou Cluster.

    Chuxi Tulou Cluster: Chuxi Tulou Cluster is UNESCO World Heritage site 1113-001.  Located in Chuxi village, Xiayang township.   Chuxi is the most remote area in this province.  Please be ready for simple hotel facility and no entertainment at night.  

    In Chuxi Village, there are five round clusters and many square clusters, scatted on mountains. A small path made of cobblestones links these clusters. Behind the buildings are terraced hills and dense forests. The most well-known clusters are Jiqinglou, Yuqinglou, Gengqinglou, Shengqinglou, Shanqinglou and, Xiqinglou.

    Yuqinglou:  Three massive round clusters are situated near the entrance of Chuxi village, Yuqinglou is the one on the left.  It was firlst built in 1900.  Last renovation was in 2010.  The house owner Mr. Xu turned it into a family-runned hotel, simply facilities for bed and breakfast.  Some rooms have shower and toilet, many rooms do not have, you need to go to the first floor for public toilet.  Rooms are quite clean anyway.  It is quite an experience to live there.
  • Day

    02

    Chuxi Tulou Cluster to Nanxi Tulou Cluster to HongKeng Tulou Cluster

    Chuxi Tulou Cluster to Nanxi Tulou Cluster to HongKeng Tulou Cluster

    Attraction & Activities:

    Nanxi Tulou Cluster, Yongding Hongkeng Tulou Cluster

    Meals:

    Hotel Breakfast & Chinese Lunch

    Accommodation: Tourist ★★★Fuyulou Cluster Inn

    In the morning, you will take a walk around Chuxi village to see local people's activities. You will then be transferred to the Nanxi Tulou Clusters. Visit Zhenchenglou in Hongkeng village in the afternoon. We will stay overnight in Fuyulou cluster.

    Nanxi Tulou clusters: 
    The name is applied to a section of the Nanxi Valley in Hukeng Town, which for a distance of several kilometers is almost continuously built up with tulous. For its striking visual effect, the area is referred to by some authors as the "Tulou Great Wall". One of the tulou is Yanxiang Lou, a round tulou in Xinnan Village figures on the World Heritage List as Site 1113-004. We will have a local hakka lunch in Yanxianglou cluster,

    Zhenchenglou Cluster: Located in Hongkeng village, Hukeng township of Yongding County. Inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage 1113-002. It was built in 1912 by the descendents of a rich tobacco merchant. Zhenchenglou is a double ring tulou, its outer ring is four storeys high, total 184 rooms, the inner ring is two storeys with 32 rooms. The outer ring was partitioned into four segments according to Bagua concept of Chinese Fengshui.

    Fuyulou Cluster: It is located in a traditional 130 years old Hakka architecture of Fuyulou Cluster, originally 160 rooms.  The villager renovated 20 rooms with simple facilities of bed and breakfast.  The rooms are clean and tidy.  The cluster is quite near the famous Zhenchenglou Cluster. After the crowd of tourists leaves, you will find out the life in cluster keep the same way as hundreds of years ago.
  • Day

    03

    Gaobei Tulou Cluster to Nanjing to Xiamen

    Gaobei Tulou Cluster to Nanjing to Xiamen

    Attraction & Activities:

    Gaobei Tulou Clusters (Chengqi Lou and adjacent buildings), Nanjing Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster

    Meals:

    Hotel Breakfast & Chinese Lunch

    In the morning, you will visit the nearby Gaobei Clusters. You will then be driven to Nanjing county, where you will visit Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster. Visit Hakka families in the villages. You will head back to Xiamen in the late afternoon. You should arrive back to your hotel in Xiamen at 7:00PM.

    Gaobei Clusters: Gaobei village is 15 minute drive from Hongkeng. The main cluster you will visit is Chengqilou, nicknamed "the King of Tulou". It was built in 1709 and enlisted as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008.   

    Chengqilou Cluster
    It is massive round tulou with four concentric rings surrounding an ancestral hall at the center, the outer ring is 62.6 metres in diameter and four storeys tall, 288 rooms, with 72 rooms on each level, circular corridor on 2nd to 4th floor, with four sets of staircases at cardinal points connecting ground to top floors. 

    The ground floor rooms are kitchens for family branches, the second level rooms are grain storage rooms, and the 3rd and 4th floor rooms are living quarters and bedrooms. 

    The second ring of 80 rooms is two storeys high, with 40 rooms on each level, 
    The third ring served as community library, one storey with 32 rooms; there are 370 rooms in all. 
    The 4th ring is a circular covered corridor surrounding the ancestral hall.

    Chengqilou has two main gates and two side gates. 15th generation Jiang clan with 57 families and 300 people live here. At its heyday, there were more than 80 family branches lived in Chengqilou.

    Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster: 
    On July 7, 2008, Tianluokeng tulou cluster was inscribed as one of Fujian's Tulou World Heritage Sites. Compared with clusters in Hongkeng and Gaobei, Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster is not so polluted by toursim.  

    The cluster consists of a square earth building at the center of a quincunx, surrounded by four round earth buildings

    The five earth buildings are:

    1.  The square earth building named Buyun building(Reaching the Cloud building) at the center of the quincunx. It was the first earth building at this site, built in 1796. It is three storeys high, each storey has 26 rooms, four sets of stairs, and a circular corridor in front of the rooms. The Buyun building was burnt down by bandits in 1936, and rebuilt in 1953 according to the original shape.

    2. The Hechang building, a three-storey-high round earth building,
    3.  Zhenchang building, three storeys, round shape, 26 rooms per storey, built in 1930
    4.  Ruiyun building, built in 1936, three storeys, 26 rooms per floor.
    5.  The oval shape Wenchang building of 1966, three storeys, 32 rooms per floor.
Price Per Person in US Dollars
Oct. 31, 2014 - Dec. 31, 2015
Price Type Tour Class Tour Price
Adult Group Tour $ 385
Child (3-11yrs) Group Tour $ 327
Remarks

1) Group size is from 4 persons up. 
2) Additional charge for accommodation for weekend is USD15 per person per night
3) Additional charge for accommodation for special holidays is USD25 per person per night.  Special holidays include: Christmas, Easter, New Year, Chinese New Year. Labor Day Holidays from May 1-7, National Day Holidays from Oct 1 to 7.
4) Tipping standard per person per day: USD3 for tour guide, USD2 for driver.  
5) Our service is based on seat-in-coach service.  We have coach service with English speaking tour guide in many cities.  After you have bought our tours, we will piick you up from airport/hotel/ferry terminal, take you to visit famous attractions in town.

PRICE INCLUSIONS

  • Entrance tickets fees to scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals: 3 Chinese lunches.
  • Private transfers between airport, hotel and scenic spots while sightseeing by private air conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide.
  • Guide service: English speaking tour guide.
  • Hotel accommodation based on twin share.

PRICE EXCLUSION

  • International airfare or train tickets to enter or leave China.
  • China entry visa fees.
  • Personal expenses: such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.
  • Single room supplement
  • Tips to guide and driver.