3 Days Best Xiamen Tulou Tour
- Private tour guide + Driver + Vehicle + Entrance tickets + Breakfasts + Hotel
Xiamen tulou boasts the unique architectural style and profound history, earns the titles of “Architectural Treasure in the World” and “Oriental Old Castle”. Take this 3 days best Xiamen tulou tour to fully appreciate the fabulous xiamen tulou and explore its unique culture and stories. as well as its profound history. Follow us and you will have a chance to visit all kinds of must-visit tourist attractions and have a totally fun holiday!
*In-depth exploration to find the hidden culture and stories of Fujian Tulou which reputed as the“Architectural Treasure in the World” and “Oriental Old Castle”
Highlights of this tour:
*Follow the professional English-speaking tour guide to discover two of the most famous Tulou Complex in Nanjing and Yongding
*Enjoy the amazing architecture of“Tulou Prince”in Hongkeng Tulou Complex
*Appreciate the charming natural scenery and cultural Tulou buildings in Tianluokeng Tulou Complex and Yunshuiyao Scenic Area
*Stay one night in Taxiacun Village of Tianluokeng Tulou Complex, to further enjoy the real Hakka culture
- Day 1: Xiamen-Nanjing
After hotel breakfast, drive around 2.5 hours to Nanjing and start your visit. Today, you will mainly visit Tianluokeng Tulou Complex and Yunshuiyao Scenic Area.
Tianloukeng wins its loud fame in the unparalleled overviews of the Tulou group: one Tulou sits in the middle and the other four Tulou cluster together around it. Maybe you have seen the scene many times on those classic publicity photos of Tulou, it’s still astonishing when you stand on the Upper Viewing Platform to behold the UFO-like Tulou buildings. That’s not a joke. These Tulou buildings had been thought of as nuclear bases by the CIA. From the Lower Viewing Platform, you could catch the sights of Tulou from a closer angle.
Yuchanglou is the most famous Tulou in Tianluokeng. You might think it too common with nothing special when seeing Yuchanglou from outside, but you will realize that you were wrong once you step into the gate: the columns on the corridors are slanted! How could such a huge building be supported by lean columns! Stay calm and no worry for the safety to keep visiting here. Yuchanglou has suffered from rain, wind, and earthquakes in the past 700 years but still survived well.
Taxia Village depicts a picturesque countryside view where the visitors could get real relief from the busy life and work. A stream meanders out from the valley, the beautiful bridges are over it every other mile, ducks are chasing one after another in the water…the 42 Tulou buildings stand in such a peaceful environment to witnesses how their people make life and develop for generations. Deyuantang (Zhang’s Family Temple) is an outstanding view in Taxia Village. Through the grand building and beautiful decorations inside, you can read the ever glory of this large family.
Huaiyuanlou had been a private school for the large family in ancient times where you still find many relics and learn the private education culture of ancient Chinese families.
After the visit, transfer to Taxi Village local hotel for overnight.
- Day 2: Nanjing-Yongding
After hotel breakfast, drive to Yongding and visit Hongkeng Tulou Complex.
Hongkeng Tulou Complex with the largest scale and the most advantaged development should be the first option without a doubt if you want to explore Tulou buildings at one-stop.
Walking forward for 1km from the entrance gate, you will get to the core of Hongkeng Tulou: Zhenchenglou which is famed as “Tulou Prince” due to the combined features of western and Chinese architectural cultures. The mini circular Tulou, Rushenglou by the stream, with the diameter only 17.4m, contrasts sharply with the gigantic Zhengchenglou. The Family Temple of Lin and Tianhou Palace standing at the left and right of Zhenchenglou are also worthy of a leisure visit.
Please never miss the Fuyulou at the other side of the stream is a typical Wufeng Tulou which has unturned eaves like flying phoenix and contains the “five elements” in its construction design. The title of “Potala Palace” of Kuijulou might be exaggerated, but the palatial structures with layer upon layer of eaves indeed make Kuijulou against the hills grander and more splendid.
After the tour finished, transfer back to hotel.
- Day 3: Xiamen Departure
Free and easy on your own in the morning. Then drive for about 2.5 hours back to Xiamen.