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4 Days Fujian Xiapu Mudflat Photography Tour

Shoot the Most Beautiful Mudflat in China


Xiapu Mudflat, located in Ningde City of Fujian Province, is praised as “the most beautiful mudflat in China” as well as one of the “Top 10 Domestic Photography Bases” by those photography enthusiasts, where you can take countless fantastic pictures of the beach, sunrise, sunset, mists, mountains, fishing-boats, local “sea gypsies”, etc. You will feel your camera lack of storage space to collect all the amazing masterpieces of nature. It can be visited all the year round and different season shows you different scenery, with hidden surprises waiting for you. Try to make a full preparation when you take this 4-day photography tour with us.

Highlights of this tour

  • Capture the beautiful sunrise over the sea and mudflat in Weijiang Village, Huazhu Village and Beiqi Village;
  • Seize the best time and location to shoot the magnificent sunset falling down in Xiaohao Village, Dongbi Village and Huyu’ao Village;
  • Have in-depth exploration about the fishing families, She ethnic group’s folk customs and experience their real life.

Please note: the photography sites will do some adjustments according to the season, weather condition, tide, sunrise and sunset time, etc. We are here providing you the professional photography itinerary and tips.

Basic Trip Information

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  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
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Travel Length:
4 Days & 3 Nights
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Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day (Can Be Customized)

Day 1 Xiapu Arrival

Ni Hao! Welcome to Xiapu, a county with the most beautiful mudflat in China! Upon arrival, you will be met by our local tour guide at Xiapu Railway Station and escorted to your hotel by a private comfortable vehicle.

In this afternoon, you’ll be driven about 20km to Xiaohao Village (about 35 mins’ driving), which is a famous place for shooting sandiness mudflat and sunset. When the sun is falling down, the shining golden glory paints the whole mudflat, and this is the best moment to record this splendid landscape of the setting sun and the mudflat. The east of Xiaohao is great for photographing with back lighting and the color of its beach changing with light, offering photographers hidden surprises. The west of Xiaohao is great for shooting with front lighting, photographing super large-scale scene of kelp harvest - fishing boats like mighty forces shuttling among the bamboo poles on the sea, which is like a grand movement composed by many dancing musical notes.

Photography Tips: Travelers should wear comfortable shoes for you need to walk about 15 minutes to get up at a higher location for photography.

Arrival Ideas: Travelers can take high speed trains to Xiapu from Fuzhou (about 1hr), Xiamen (about 2.5hrs), Shanghai (about 5.5hrs), Shenzhen (about 6.5hrs), etc.

Xiapu Xiaohao Village Fisherman Working in Xiapu Mudflat
Day 2 Xiapu (B, L)

On this day, get up early in the morning and head to Weijiang Village for sunrise. Also called Mantou (Steamed Bun) Hill, it is treated as a sacred place for shooting sunrise, hanging oysters, sunning kelp, working fishermen…You’ll see the sky changes suddenly - dark blue, green blue, light blue, blue white, bright red, golden…seize the rare moment to shoot the beautiful scene. With the flying egrets in the charming sky and the steamed-bund shaped hill, the whole scene is really a tranquil landscape of “Master Nature”.

Later, you’ll be driven to Dong'an Island which is called “Venice on the Sea”. Composed of thousands of fish tanks and hundreds of wooden houses, this village is the most concentrated fish farm with magnificent view. When looking down on the nearby hill, you’ll be enchanted by the harmonious, vibrant, tranquil, idyllic scene. Enjoy a boat trip to sail into the village.

Lastly, be followed to Dongbi Village for sunset. The golden color of the falling sun presents a golden silk dress for the mudflat and the soft lines of the sinuate water ways vary as the waves, some even performing “S” shapes, and this is super magnificent and rare. Furthermore, as some fishermen hang their fishing nets here on the mudflat, it is very lucky to shoot some pictures of the ordinary tools to increase your amounts of cultural themed photographic works of Xiapu.

Dongbi VillageCharming Sunrise at Weijiang Mudflat
Day 3 Xiapu (B, L)

On this day, get up early in the morning and head to Huazhu Village which is a little far from Xiapu County, about 40km away. Reach the photography site and overlook the tranquil village on the sea. During the porphyra harvest season, when the sun rises gently, the sunglow shines on the sea and the fishermen work on the farmlands, it depicts the most gorgeous sea painting scroll. Next, be followed a trip to Bachimen where is a good place to shoot purse seine to cultivate crabs on the mudflat.

Later, drive to Yantian Village, a main shooting place of local culture of fishing family. You can use your camera freely to record the real life and laboring scene of the piscatorial families who are called the “sea gypsies” for long time living on their own fishing boats in Xiapu. Lastly, get to Huyu’ao Village to appreciate the sun falling down on the sea.

Huazhu Village Sunrise
Day 4 Xiapu & Xiapu Departure (B)

Today, try to get up early and head to Beiqi Village for the beautiful sunrise. The morning golden sunshine spurting down on the sea, changes the mudflat into a dreamy colorful world. The most famous tiger-skin-like stripes of the mudflat, shadows of fishermen, fishing boats, poles, etc. compose a very harmonious painting, from which you will admire the “Magician Nature” who makes the extraordinarily common point, line, light and shadow full of magic.

Later, transfer to peaceful Yangjiaxi Village which is reputed as “Fairyland off the Sea” and “Little Mount Wuyi in East Fujian”. It is an ideal place to shoot old banyan trees, maple trees, pastoral rural life, working farmers and their buffalos…Enjoy some fresh air and happy photography time here.

After the tour, you’ll be escorted to Xiapu Railway Station for a high speed train to next destination. Service ends!

Yangjiaxi Village

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