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.
At 08:00 the guide and driver will meet you in your hotel lobby. Then we will drive for about 2.5 minutes to Yongding County to visit the special folk house building – Tulou.
Today we will visit the grandest Tulou in Yongding – the Chengqilou Building in Gaobei Village. According to record, the construction of Chengqilou lasted 3 centuries from the Ming Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty. It has diameter of 73 meters, the corridors are 229 meters long. The whole building consists of three circles of building. The outer circle has 4 layers and is 16.4 meters tall. On each layer there are 72 rooms. The middle circle has 2 layers and one each layer there are 32 rooms. The inner circle is the ancestor worship temple. The whole building has 400 rooms, 3 gates, and 2 wells. There are about 60 families live in the building.
After the visit, we will driver for about 2.5 hours back to your hotel in Xiamen.
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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.