Have you ever heard the Tulou? When mentioning Xiamen tour, have a visit to Tulou, a kind of earthen fort-houses should never be missed for tourists who like folk culture. Tulou is a jewel of Eastern civilization. It is a unique mythical mountain village inhabitant building in the world and a unique existence in ancient Chinese architecture. It is famous for its long history, unique style, grand scale, exquisite structure and other characteristics, which is famous among the world’s residents of architectural art. Tulou is the most typical old style folk house building in Fujian Province. From the visit to Tulou you will find basic facts of the province’s history and customs.
Highlights of this tour: *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” *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 *With private driver and English guide, as well as our 10+ years experience, you will love your tour and completely feel the magic of this wonderland
At 08:00 the English speaking guide and driver will meet you in your hotel lobby. Then, drive for about 2.5 hours to Yongding County to visit the special folk house building – 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.
At the end of the visit, drive back to your hotel in Xiamen.
Private transfers by air-conditioned car with licensed driver
The core of our service is excellent travel guides. Over 20 years, we have built up a considerable professional guide team that is knowledgeable, attentive and flexible. The most experienced and reliable guides will be arranged for your unique China tour. Our passionate guide team is full of contagious enthusiasm and keen interest to share culture and history in a pleasant manner. We are always glad at your service to lead you to explore a real China and experience authentic local life in China.
Our Driver and Vehicle
The first mission of our service is to ensure you feel safe and comfortable during your travel. The vehicles we use are air-conditioned, clean and well-maintained. Our drivers are all licensed drivers with many years of driving experience. Moreover, we offer free baby seats for families with little kids.
Food is a very important part of Chinese culture. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to taste the real local Chinese food!
Buffet breakfast will be included in the hotel if you would like accommodation to be arranged by us. Having lunch at local restaurants close and convenient to the attractions you will visit, you would enjoy the local dishes in each city. Chinese style, Vegetarian or Muslim meals are all available. If you have any other diet requirements or allergies, please feel free to let us know, we will try our best to organize it.
For daily dinner, you are suggested to have it on your own when you are exploring each city in your own time, this way would be more flexible for you to choose food as per your interest and preference.