Fujian: Full-Day Tour of the Tulou and Hakka Culture

Fujian: Full-Day Tour of the Tulou and Hakka Culture

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What You'll Do
  • Explore the unique tulou earthen houses of Fujian province
  • Immerse yourself in the Hakka culture and traditions
  • Meet a local family to learn about daily life
  • Taste the teas of Fujian and watch an artistic tea ceremony
  • Admire the oldest and largest of the Chuxi tulou, and see tulou with unusual Greek style columns
Discover the earthen tulou, communal residences of Fujian Province on a full-day sightseeing tour from Xiamen, and immerse yourself in the traditions and customs of the Hakka culture. Taste teas at a tea plantation, meet a local family, and more.
What to Expect
Explore the majestic heritage of Fujian Province and learn about the communal residences built of earth known as “tulou” in Yongding, sometimes called the “Kingdom of Fujian Tulou.”

En route from Xiamen, pass banana and coffee plantations, stopping at a tea plantation to pluck some tea leaves and breathe the fresh air. Visit a Chinese tea house to watch an intricate tea ceremony and taste teas from the Fujian area.

According to historical documents, tea has been produced in Fujian for more than 1,600 years, with some 336 varieties of tea plant, the largest in all China. There are 5 different types of tea in production - oolong, black, green, white, and scented tea - all originating in Fujian (except green tea)

Continue to Gaobei Tulou Cluster and visit the Chengqilou, the largest tulou in the area. Almost 300 years old, the Chengqilou consists of concentric circular buildings, with 400 rooms that house 80 families.

Go to the hillside Chuxi Tulou Cluster, and see the Jiqinglou, the largest and oldest of the circular tulou, built in 1419. Discover unusual western influences in the late Shengqilou, known as the “Prince of the Tulou,” as well as the Yuqinglou, now used as a family hotel.

Meet a local family in the afternoon to chat about their daily life and local Hakka customs. Then, hike to the top of the surrounding mountain for a bird’s eye view of Chuxi village. The rest of the afternoon, you are free to stroll around the village at leisure.
What's Included
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Driver and English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Tea tasting at a tea plantation with a Hakka family
What's Not Included
  • Transfers to/from Xiamen
  • Tips to guide and driver
  • Meals
  • Insurance
Meeting Point

Pick-up at Xiamen Airport

Know Before You Go
• For guidance, meals cost approximately RMB 30-35. Your guide will assist you with your order
• As a guideline, tipping of RMB 50-100 for the guide, and RMB 40-50 for your driver is typical
• Tours are flexible and can stop to look at the local lifestyle on request

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