The countryside around Xiamen is known for its tulou clusters, ancient circular buildings built by rural Hakka Chinese communities centuries ago. Visit a few of these remarkable Chinese landmarks and immerse yourself in the life and rhythms of rural China, far from the crowded Xiamen city streets, on this day trip into the heart of Fujian Province. Visit the Tianluokeng tulou cluster and the impressive five-story Yuchanglou, and take a leisurely walk through the riverside village of Taxia.
Discover the tulou buildings of the Fujian province on this full-day tour from Xiamen. These large structures are made from fortified earth and have been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Tianluokeng and Daping Lou clusters and stroll around the protected area to learn about the daily life of residents. Enjoy a traditional lunch at one of the Hakka houses and immerse yourself in this ancient culture.
Make the most of your Fujian visit on this comprehensive private Xiamen day tour that covers ground you couldn’t hope to cover independently. First, explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Gulangyu Island, including Sunlight Rock and Shuzhuang Garden. After a seafood lunch, discover city highlights: South Putuo Temple, Hulishan Fortress, and the beach. Your day includes round-trip transfers to and from the Xiamen destinations of your choice.
Visit Gulangyu Island, Xiamen Shuzhuang Garden, Hulishan Battery, and Nanputuo Temple on this private full-day tour of Xiamen sights. Explore with a private guide, and enjoy an included lunch. Hotel pickup and drop-off provided.
If you’ve got limited time in China, and you’d like to see the highlights of Quanzhou in a day, this tour is the perfect option. Take the stress out of language barriers when organizing transport, by having hotel pickup and drop-off included. You’ll travel with ease between sites with a guide to accompany you. Highlights include Kaiyuan Temple, Qingjing Mosque, Guandi Temple, and Quanzhou Maritime Museum.
Explore Gulangyu Island on a private half-day tour from Xiamen. After a convenient cruise port pickup, visit the picturesque island of Gulangyu with an English-speaking guide. Enjoy a relaxing stroll around the island and admire its colonial European architecture. Stop for a drink at one of its many cafés and check out the traditional Chinese gardens of Shuzhuang before returning to the port.
There’s little English spoken in the historic city of Xiamen, so to get maximum value it pays to explore with a translator/guide. On this private door-to-door tour, soak up historic architecture on beautiful Gulangyu Island and stroll amid Xiamen Shuzhuang Garden. After a local restaurant lunch, explore Nanputuo Temple, see a gigantic cannon at Huli Mountain Fort, drive the ring road, and wander Zhongshan Road Walking Street.
Fujian’s “tulou”—enormous communal homes—hold UNESCO World Heritage status. And the 5-building Tianluokeng cluster is one of the area’s most iconic. Save hours of travel plus a world of hassle on this private tour, with speedy transfers direct from your door and a translator/guide to ensure you get to know the locals. Enjoy a Hakka lunch in a family home, see the Yuchang Building, and visit Taxia water town.
The Hakka people's distinctive homes, called tulou, have a storied past and one today is a prime tourist attraction.Yunshuiyao Old Town, Yún shǔi yáo gu zhen , also known as The Knot Town had obtained its fame through a popular Chinese movie called Yún shǔi yáo which had won the Best Film in the 2007 Golden Rooster Awards. Yún shǔi yáo literally means "The Song of the Clouds and Waters", mainly elaborates a loving story in 1960s in old times of China.Hekeng Tulou Cluster, one of the most incredible Tulou clusters, inscribed as one of the 46 Fujian Tulou World Heritage Sites. Having a birds’ eye view of the Hekeng Tulou Cluster, you will find the huge “T” earth buildings spreading between green mountains and clean water, adding a field to this magnificent scenery.
Venture out of the bustling city of Xiamen and discover the lush Anxi region in the Fujian Province. Explore the mountainous region that has been cultivating Oolong tea since the Tang Dynasty and produces over 15,000 tons each year. Then enjoy a delicious lunch at a local farm complete with tea tasting and admire the scenery from the Anxi Hong’en Rock before heading back to the city.
Yongding is famous all around the world for its beautiful landscape, unique Hakka culture, and magnificent Hakka Residential Earthen House.Enjoy a private car charter to take you on an unforgettable historical getaway. Spend a day exploring UNESCO World Heritage Sites—the Gaobei Tulou Cluster which is famed for its enclosed earth buildings traditionally inhabited by the Hakka. These massive rectangular or circular structures are settled among the green mountains and snaking rivers, providing you an expansive view of Fujian landscapes. The most outstanding representatives of Gaobei Tulou Cluster are Chengqi Lou, the “King of Tulou”, Wuyun Lou and Qiaofu Lou. You’ll have ample time to visit these top attractions.Throughout it all, a private transfer will be readily available to serve you a safe journey ahead! Have the freedom to choose different vehicles to suit your traveling party.
UNESCO has recognized the “tulou” communal homes Fujian’s Hakka people built with World Heritage status, but they’re still not easy to reach by public transport. Experience one of the most majestic clusters, in Zhangzhou Tianluokeng Village, on this private door-to-door tour with a guide. Savor a Hakka lunch in one of the tulou, visit the Yuchang Building in Xiaban Village, and admire the Zhang Clan Ancestral Hall in Taxia Village.
Enjoy one day of leisure time at the beautiful coastal city of Xiamen. Visit Hulishan Fortress, and Nanputuo Temple, enjoy a relaxing stroll around Gulangyu island and admire its colonial European architecture. Stop for a drink at one of its many cafés and check out the traditional Chinese gardens of Shuzhuang. See the highlights of Xiamen and Gulangyu Island all in one day Explore with a private guide and separate private driver Float along the Lujiang River as enjoy the beautiful scenery on both sidesCustomize your tour to suit your unique interests
Yongding is famous all around the world for its beautiful landscape, unique Hakka culture, and magnificent Hakka Residential Earthen House. On this private day tour, the professional guide will accompany you to visit the most magnificent and famed Hongkeng Hakka Tulou Cluster. The most outstanding representatives of Hongkeng Tulou Cluster are Zhengchenglou, Kuijulou, Fuyulou and Rushenglou.You’ll have ample time to visit these top attractions. Tours include hotel pick-up and drop-off in a private air-conditioned vehicle.
Escape the noise and heat of summer in the city and walk through the beautiful nearby countryside where you will be surrounded by the fragrance of tea and warmly greeted by local people. See two of the top attractions in and around the Junying Village with a professional guide on this tour. Observe the natural beauty of Qicai Lake and Xiongshi Waterfall. Private transportation with hotel pickup and drop-off is included,as well as an authentic lunch.
This 9-hour private tour will take you to the prince of Tulou-Zhencheng Earth Building. You will see the different shapes of the magnificent earth buildings in just one place. Having a local lunch together with the Hakka families while sitting inside the earth buildings will help you to better understand the local inhabitants' life and the history of Hakka Earth Buildings.
Marvel at the picturesqueness of Tianluokeng Earth Building Cluster and Hekeng Tulou which have been inscribed in 2008 by UNESCO as World Heritage Site, as"exceptional examples of a building tradition and function exemplifying a particular type of communal living and defensive organization harmonious relationship with their environment". Visit the Yuchang Building and take a stroll in the Taxia water village which is listed in the Famous Historic Cultural Villages of China for its typical cultural regional system in this 9-hour private tour with your private and knowledgeable guide. Having a local lunch with the Hakka families while sitting inside the earth building will help you to better understand the local inhabitant's life and the history of Hakka Earth Buildings.
Discover the unique earth buildings or ‘tulous’ of the Nanjing and Yongding provinces on a private day trip from Xiamen, with lunch included. With a knowledgeable guide, head into China’s countryside to experience these spectacular soil- and clay-built UNESCO-listed fort-villages, constructed by the Hakka peoples. Dating from medieval times, these mostly round buildings were designed to house different clans, while staying cool in summer and warm in winter. Head inside different ‘tulous’ and admire their decorative architecture as your guide provides fascinating insight into their history and weather-proof, multi-storied design.
Escape the bustling city of Xiamen during this private day trip to Gulangyu Island and Jimei. Enjoy a ferry ride and discover the beauty of Gulangyu Island, stroll through the Shuzhuang Gardens, and admire the ancient relics and architecture. After a delicious lunch, explore the Jimei Study Village founded in 1913 to learn about its founder, Tan Kah Kee, and his contributions to education before heading back to your hotel.
All experience are privately ! In the morning, take a 20-minute boat trip to Gulangyu. Take a peaceful walk and appreciate various old buildings before visiting Shuzhuang Garden, a beautiful seaside garden and the famous Piano Museum with a collection of 80-fold rare old pianos from all over the world. Then take the ferry back to Xiamen In the afternoon, Visit South Putuo Temple, the most famous Buddhist temple in town followed by a scenic drive on the Island Ring Road along the East Coast of Xiamen，also visit the Eighth Seafood Market, the most famous and popular traditional market in the old town center. Transfer back to hotel after the tour.
As one of the major seaports since ancient times, Xiamen boasts a wide gulf with deep water but without freezing and silting. Spend full-day with a local expert guide to visit the city highlights in Xianmen, gain a refreshing experience at South Putuo Temple, see the world's biggest canon at Hulishan Fortress, and explore the delicate natural beauty, ancient relics and varied architecture at Gulangyu Island. Highlights: Visit the city highlights with a professional tour guideGain a refreshing experience at South Putuo TempleSee the world's biggest canon at Hulishan FortressExplore the delicate natural beauty at Gulangyu Island Discover various scenic spots and cultural relics in Xiamen
A total of 46 Fujian tulou sites were inscribed in 2008 by UNESCO as World Heritage Site, as "exceptional examples of a building tradition and function exemplifying a particular type of communal living and defensive organization in a harmonious relationship with their environment". Today you will vist some Tulou Clusters in HongKeng area.
Nowadays there are 68 earth buildings remaining in Hua’an. Though small in number, Hua’an Earth Buildings reflect distinctive local characteristics and are of great historic, artistic and scientific value. Therefore they are a special and vital part of Fujian Hakka Earth Building. Totally different from the Yongding Hakka Earth Building in layout, Hua’an Earth Buildings were the fruit of the culture of local residents, and are in a class of their own.Compared to other scenic spots, the Hua’an Earth Buildings are less known to the public, therefore, the visitors there are comparatively fewer, meaning you can have ample time to enjoy this fairly quiet place and get to know the history and related culture of Hua’an Earth Buildings.Throughout it all, a private transfer will be readily available to serve you a safe journey ahead! Have the freedom to choose different vehicles to suit your traveling party.
Xiamen is a typical littoral city with abundant tourist attractions such as islands, mountains, temples and parks, etc., providing you with a full sightseeing schedule. This customized private day trip will take you to explore the delicate natural beauty, ancient relics and varied architecture at Gulangyu Island, and visit the Jimei Study Village to experience academic atmosphere. Transport by air-conditioned vehicle, English-speaking tour guide, entrance tickets and local lunch are all included.