Private Day Tour Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster And Taxia Village From Xiamen

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Duration: 8 hours

Departs: china, china

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Tianluokeng Earthen Building Cluster — The Classic Cluster

Among the more intriguing pieces of history in Fujian are the tulou -- large, round, rammed-earth buildings dating back centuries. Tianluokeng tulou cluster, 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, and in terms of their harmonious relationship with their environment. Tianluokeng Earthen Building Cluster is a neat Olympic-rings-shaped group of five earthen buildings: one square building and four round buildings around it. Many travelers call it "four dishes and one soup".

What's Included

Admission tickets

Experienced tour guide

Local Lunch

Local transportation with private vehicle & skilled driver

Pick-up and send-off services in downtown Xiamen

What's Not Included

Any services not mentioned;

Tips for the driver and tour guide;

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • ADULT: Age: 3 - 99

Additional Info

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Service animals allowed
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Zhangzhou Tianluokeng Village
Meet your private guide in hotel's lobby in Xiamen, and head up to the famous Tulou attraction directly (around 2-hour driving distance). Upon arrival the Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster, take a overview at the top of the mountain (view platform) Tianluokeng hakka cluster, located in Shuyang Town. The castle, composed primarily of four round houses plus one rectangular earthen house, which is named 4 dishes and 1 soup.It is one of the most magnificent and well- preserved hakka houses in the area. After that, roam around the Tianluokeng Hakka cluster to have a look at day-to-day life in the area.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Yuchang Building
Then, take a break and enjoy a delightful lunch at the local home-cooked restaurant among the beautiful tea garden. Refresh yourself from the delicious local cuisine as well as the peaceful countryside view.
Continue 15 minutes drive to Xiaban Village, visit Yuchanglou. The Yuchanglou Tulou is the oldest amongst thost existing in Fujian Province is commonly called the "Leaning Tulou". Soon after the earthen building was completed, the wood pillar in the corridor above the second floor began to slope to two sides, reaching to its angle limit- 15 dgrees! Though whole building appears to the eye to be falling over!

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Ta'xia Village
Then pass Taxia village(one of the beautiful village build along a stream), roaming at this water village, visit Zhang's clan ancestral hall, which is listed among the key culture relics protected under national level. Afterwards, you will return to your hotel in Xiamen city around 6:00pm.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Very interesting and unique tour
markandsue-84, 28-11-2019
Our English speaking guide, Jane, who was Hakka, was interesting and informative, we visited 3 of the Tulou, each one slightly different, and such a unique style of communal living - where some are living to this day, I can see this style of living will cease to exist in generations to come as it is isolated and lacks some basic facilities, at a certain age the ‘young’ are leaving for the towns and cities. The countryside is interesting with its rice terraces, banana and fruit plantations. There were racks of Persimmons and vegetables sun drying outside the fortified walls, and we got to taste some of these at the Hakka style food lunch in a restaurant in one of the villages. Janes part of the private tour we were on was a 5/5, we were picked up by car at our hotel, the driver did not speak English, and the car was a medium size sedan (with bright red interior), so there was not much leg room for my husband who is reasonably tall, and the drive is 2-3 hours each way, Jane met us nearer the villages. You will want to be warned about the driving...the drivers drive these roads daily, so know what they are doing, but it is terrifying to someone not used to the aggressive style, weaving in and out of traffic, the continual use of the horn....Wouldn’t recommend the private driver for nervous passengers.
very interesting.. historical
Charmaine L, 16-03-2019
The 3hour drive from Xiamen was all worth it! Very insightful, the hakka houses are so interesting! Very rich in history and culture.

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