Big short breaks, Family time, Heritages

Xiamen – Tulou

Big short breaks, Family time, Heritages

Xiamen – Tulou

  • Destination

    Fujian

  • Trip duration

    3 days, 2 nights

  • Price

    5650 cny

  • Availability period

    1 Jan. 2019 - 31 Dec. 2019

  • Min/Max travelers

    Min,2 - Max 10. Price is per person sharing a twin room and travelling with a group of 6 people

  • Transport

    Bus

  • Accommodation

    Tsingpu Retreat – Premier Mountain View Room

Xiamen – Tulou

Fujian

Day 1

XIAMEN / TULOU

Arrival in Xiamen Meet and greet by our guide at hotel / airport upon arrival Transfer to Nanjing County (3 hours) Dinner at hotel Taxia Village, located in the UNESCO listed Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster and Yunshuiyao Scenic Area, has a history of more than 600 years and includes many well-preserved original tulou buildings. Off the typical tourist track, this area is a well kept secret, where original structures and Hakka culture await your discovery. Tsingpu Tulou Retreat is not only a well-protected historic site, but also an active cultural center, spotlighting the vibrant culture of the Hakka ethnic minority. You can uncover the secrets of ancient Fengshuidesignm venture into an untouched hidden paradise; learn local traditional intangible cultural heritage practices; pick seasonal fruits or take a mountain walk in search of bamboo shoots. Beyond these programmed activities, you may browse the in-house artwork commissioned exclusively for Tsingpu, enjoy a relaxing chat in the tea room, make handmade pottery in the onsite pottery studio, listen to the sounds of local Hakka music, or enjoy gazing at the pristinely clear, mountain skies where millions of stars are visible once the sun sets. At Tsingpu, feel time slow down as you unwind from the stress of daily life.

Food

Dinner

Accommodation

Tsingpu Retreat – Premier Mountain View Room or similar

Day 2

TULOU

Transfer to Tianluokeng. A key national cultural relics, it is a large scale residential building group, with a grand outlook. Standing on the middle of the mountain, facing the south, it is composed of five earth buildings. The square building, called Buyunlou (Cloud stepping building) stands in the middle, and surrounded by three round buildings (Ruiyunlou, Hechanglou and Zhenchanglou) and one elliptical building (Wenchanglou). Five buildings were built according to the positions of “gold, wood, water, fire, and earth”, and not only for aesthetic reasons, but also for the function of fortification. Lunch at local restaurant Afternoon visit of Yunshuiyao Tulou Cluster Yunshuiyao Ancient Town is an old village honored as Famous Historical Village of China, Scenic Village of China and Demonstrative Site of Changjiao Ancient Village, South Fujian (Zhangzhou) Cultural Biology Reserve. Dinner at hotel

Food

Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accommodation

Tsingpu Retreat – Premier Mountain View Room or similar

Day 3

TULOU-XIAMEN

Continue the visit to Chuxi Village Chuxi Tulou cluster is composed of five round buildings and dozens of square buildings with major scenic spots such as 590-odd-year-old Jiqing Building built in 1419, which is one of the most ancient specially-structured round buildings still existing in Yongding. There are generally 2-4 stairways in each round buildings, and the stories communicate with each other. However, this building is an exception. Every household from the ground floor to the fourth floor has installed their own stairways, with wood boards separating the passage to each storey. 72 stair cases divide the whole building into 72 self-contained units. Lunch at local restaurant Drive back to Xiamen (3 hours) Transfer to airport or bullet train station for the next destination

Food

Breakfsat/ Lunch

Tulou

Tsingpu Retreat – Premier Mountain View Room

Tsingpu Tulou Retreat is not only a well-protected historic site, but also an active cultural center, spotlighting the vibrant culture of the Hakka ethnic minority.

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