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Hakka Residential Earthen House Tour - 3 Days

Destination: Xiamen,Nanjing,Yongding
Duration: There Day
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Take 3 leisure days and enjoy a stress-free life in Fujian. You can appreciate the world heritage Fujian Tulou ¨C Hakka Residential Earthen House based in Yongding and Nanjing, which is called the kingdom of Fujian Tulou. Experience the legendary Hakka culture and immerse the authentic rural life;Learn more Tulou¡¯s history in Nanjing and Yongding Counties; Be marvel at the Earth Buildings, the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Heguilou,Yunshuiyao Village,Huaiyuanlou,Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster,Yuchanglou,Taxia Village,Gaobei Tulou Cluster,Hongkeng Hakka Cultural Village,Nanxi Tulou Cluster,Chuxi Tulou Cluster,Chuxi Village.

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US$650/persons 650USD/Person

Day 1 Xiamen - Nanjing
On this day, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel or the airport/train station in the morning. And you'll leave Xiamen for Fujian Tulou in Nanjing County (2.5-3 hours' scenic drive). After arriving in Nanjing, you'll go to visit Heguilou, Yunshuiyao Village, Huaiyuanlou, Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster, Yuchanglou and Taxia Village. Stay overnight in Nanjing.

Yunshuiyao Village: This beautiful ancient village is named after the Changjiao Brook that connects Heguilou and Huaiyuanlou. Along the banks of the brook are ancient banyan trees, ancient building and patches of farm land. A walk through the village will bring you back in time to Chinese traditional rural life. This village has been a popular place for film making. The famous film named The Knot (Yun Shui Yao) was shot here.

Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster: Composed primarily of four round and one rectangular earthen house, it is one of the most magnificent and well-preserved Hakka Castles in the area. The village is also listed in the Famous Historic Cultural Village in China for its typical cultural regional system.

Yuchanglou: Yuchanglou was built in 1308 and is one of the oldest existing Tulou. This five-story earth building is most famous for its tilted pillars. The most extreme is slanted at 15-degree angle.

Taxia Village: There are more than 20 earthen building of different shapes built along the bank of a clear brook that flows through the entire village.


Day 2 Nanjing - Yongding (B, L)
After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. Today, you'll head to Yongding County to visit Gaobei Tulou Cluster, Hongkeng Hakka Cultural Village and Nanxi Tulou Cluster. Overnight in Yongding.

Gaobei Tulou Cluster: it has dozens of Tulous with various sizes and heights, mostly bigger than others. There are many kinds of Tulou to see. While Chengqi lou, called the king of Round Tulou, is the most famous one here.

Hongkeng Hakka Cultural Village: the most concentrated of all earthen house clusters. Some of the house designs are unique, including the Prince of Tulou - Zhenchenglou (a magnificent building combining the Chinese style with the western style).

Nanxi Tulou Cluster: it is called the "Great Wall of Tulou" with more than 100 earth buildings in the valley stretching for 10km. The famous Zhenfulou (the Princess of Tulou), Yanxianglou are highly recommended tulous to visit. (Option: You could visit the Nanxi Tulou Valley by bike if weather permits.)


Day 3 Yongding - Xiamen (B, L)
After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. On this day, you'll pay a visit to Chuxi Tulou Cluster. There are five circular Tulou buildings and over a dozen of rectangular in shape in Chuxi village. You will visit Jiqinglou, Shengqinglou and Yuqinglou, which are typical of the Hakka earth buildings in Chuxi Tulou Cluster. You'll get the chance to visit a local family and chat with host and hostess to know about their daily life and local customs.

Then, trek along the field path in the back mountain of Chuxi to see the beautiful idyllic views. You will also have a rare chance to pick up local fruits and even try the primitive farm work. The terraced fields are built along the sloe-winding riverside up to the mountain top. They look like great chains or ribbons hung on the hillsides as they wind round the contours in tiered bands. After that, climb to the top of the nearby mountain and have a bird's view of Chuxi Village.

After the tour, transfer back to Xiamen. And your guide and driver will escort you the airport/railway station to catch the flight or train to your next destination. Service ends!

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