Tour Code:CN-CUL06
4 Days in Tulou (Earth Buildings of Hakka) Area, Fujian Province
Duration:4 Day(s)
Price from:(per person)

CNY 1148

Departure/Pick-up from:

Xiamen

Main Destination :Nanjing County & Yongding County in Fujian Province
Traffic between Cities:

Car

Departure Date:You Decide!
Tel:021-53069239
The Outstanding Universal Value of the Tulou Building (Earth Building) mentioned at the UNESCO World Heritage website:

The Fujian Tulou are the most representative and best preserved examples of the tulou of the mountainous regions of south-eastern China. The large, technically sophisticated and dramatic earthen defensive buildings, built between the 13th and 20th centuries, in their highly sensitive setting in fertile mountain valleys, are an extraordinary reflection of a communal response to settlement which has persisted over time. The tulou, and their extensive associated documentary archives, reflect the emergence, innovation, and development of an outstanding art of earthen building over seven centuries. The elaborate compartmentalised interiors, some with highly decorated surfaces, met both their communities’ physical and spiritual needs and reflect in an extraordinary way the development of a sophisticated society in a remote and potentially hostile environment. The relationship of the massive buildings to their landscape embodies both Feng Shui principles and ideas of landscape beauty and harmony.

 

MainTourist Attractions in the Itinerary:

 

In Nanjing County:

Taxia Village (塔下村)Nanjing Yunshuiyao Earth Buildings Area (南靖云水谣景区 in Mandarin), Nanjing Tianluokeng Earth Buildings Area (南靖田螺坑土楼群 in Mandarin).

 

In Yongding District in Longyan City (former Yongding County)

the Gaobei Earth Buildings (高北土楼群 in Mandarin), the Hongkeng Earth Buildings Area (洪坑土楼群 in Mandarin) and the Nanxi Earth Buildings Area (南溪土楼群 in Mandarin) - the 3 most representative Tulou groups in the world. 

Day 1
Xiamen City - Nanjing County
Dining:Not included in the quotation
Accommodation:Overnight in Taxia Village

Your local driver will meet you in Xiamen City. Drive for around 155 KM/3 Hour to Taxia Village (塔下村 in Mandarin) in Nanjing County.

 

Taxia Village is one of the first batch 15 Sceinic Villages in China. Built in 1426, now there are over 300 homes in the village.Ranked on the both sides of the river, the Earth Buildings here are in all kind of shapes, square, circular, apron shaped and curved, the most unique style earth building here is the Zhejiang-Hangzhou Water Village type Diaojiao Lou (means stilted building), a single courtyard made in soil and wood, or brick and wood. By the wonderful layout of the big and small, high and low buildings, it is famous for its peculiar shape and unique view. No wonder it is regarded as "mythical mountain architecture".

  

Day 2
Nanjing County
Dining:Not included in the quotation
Accommodation:Overnight in Taxia Village

Today in the morning, after 19 KM/35 Minutes car ride, you will get to the Nanjing Yunshuiyao Earth Buildings Area (南靖云水谣景区 in Mandarin) from Taxia Village.

 

Yunshuiyao is an old village, with the long ancient road, hundred years old banyan, and magic earth building. As part of the World Heritate, there are Hegui Building, Huaiyuan Building, the largest and most concentrated Millennium banyan tree group in Fujian Province, a century old street, a thousand year old road in the village. Now there are 53 well-protected Tulou buildings. In addition to Huaiyuan Tower, which is the most exquisite and well-preserved double-ring Tulou, and Hegui Tower, which is built on the marsh land and can be called "the most marvelous scene in the world", the diaojiao lou (means stilted building), bamboo pole building and mansion like tulou are the unique Tulou buidlings here.

  

 

In the afternoon, after 19 KM/40 Minutes car ride, you will get to  the Nanjing Tianluokeng Earth Buildings Area (南靖田螺坑土楼群 in Mandarin) from the Nanjing Yunshuiyao Earth Buildings Area.

The Tianluokeng Earth Buildings are consisted of one square Tulou (Buyun Lou, 步云楼 in Mandarin),  3 round Tulou (Hechang Lou, Zhengchang Lou, Ruiyun Lou, 和昌楼、振昌楼、瑞云楼 in Mandarin) and 1 elliptical Tulou (Wenchang Lou, 文昌楼 in Mandarin). The square Buyu Lou is in the middle and other 4 Tulou buildings are around it. The layout of the Tulou buildings is amazing. The exquisite architectural combination here constitutes a spectacle of human and natural ingenuity, giving people a strong aesthetic impact.

  

 

As the day draws to an end, drive for 19 KM / 30 Minutes back to Taxia Village. Overnight at the village.

Day 3
Nanjing County - Yongding District in Longyan City (former Yongding County)
Dining:Not included in the quotation
Accommodation:Overnight at Nanxi

Today you will get to Yongding District in Longyan City (former Yongding County) to visit 3 most representative Tulou groups in the world: the Gaobei Earth Buildings (高北土楼群 in Mandarin), the Hongkeng Earth Buildings Area (洪坑土楼群 in Mandarin) and the Nanxi Earth Buildings Area (南溪土楼群 in Mandarin).

 

In the morning, drive for around 9 KM/16 Minutes to the Gaobei Earth Buildings (高北土楼群 in Mandarin) in Yongding District in Longyan City (former Yongding County).

 

There are tens of Tulou buildings in Gaobei Village, Among them, the most famous are Chengqi Lou (承启楼 in Mandarin) , "the King of Circular Tulou" , and Qiaofu Lou (侨福楼 in Mandarin), Another famous Tulou is Wuyun Lou (五云楼 in Mandarin) which has no stone base.

  

   

 

The next place you will visit today is the Hongkeng Earth Buildings Area (洪坑土楼群 in Mandarin), which is around 5 KM/7 Minutes from Gaobei Village. 

 

This Hongkeng Village was built in the 13th century. Until 2000, there are 638 families still living in the village. Now there are 13 well-protected Tulou buildings built in Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD) and 33 well-protected Tulou buildings built in Qing Dynasty (1644-1911 AD) in this village. Among them, Zhengcheng Lou (振成楼), Jukui Lou (奎聚楼), Fuyu Lou (福裕楼),  Rushen Lou (如升楼) are the outstanding models of them. 

  

 

Today the tour will be completed by the visit of the Nanxi Earth Buildings Area (南溪土楼群 in Mandarin) which is around 15 KM/20 Minutes from the Hongkeng Earth Buildings Area.

 

Nanxi a picturesque stream running through several villages in Yongding County. There are over 100 Tulou buildings with all kinds of shapes along this stream. Among them, the most famous ones are Zhengfu Lou (振福楼), Huanji Lou (环极楼) and Yanxiang Lou (衍香楼).

  

Day 4
Yongding District in Longyan City (former Yongding County) - Xiamen City
Dining:Not included in the quotation
Accommodation:
Drive for around 190 KM/3 Hours back to Xiamen City, completing this exciting tour of yours.
Note: Visiting time,transporting time and the duration of shows and meals in the above itinerary are for reference only and will be subject to change accoring to the real situation.

Price:  per person in CNY (Chinese Yuan)

2 People Travel Together:

   CNY 330 per person;

4 People Travel Together:

   CNY 1940 per person;

6 People Travel Together:

   CNY 1680 per person;

8 People Travel Together:

   CNY 1348 per person;

10 People Travel Together:

    CNY 1148 per person.

The above Quotation includes:

1. Three nights 2-Beds Room in the local farmers home stay. 2 People stay in one room. The driver will take one room.

2. Air Conditioning car or van according to the above itienrary with driver who can only speak Mandarin. But you can call to us for any communication problem if there is any. We can help you with the problem.

3. Tour accident insurance.

4. Please kindly ask the driver to eat with you. Otherwise, please give the driver RMB30 per meal. Thanks. 

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