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4 Days Fujian Tulou Tour by High Speed Train

Move to Rural Hakka Villages in Fast Way

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By high speed train to tour Fujian is another way of enjoyment. You will witness multiple shapes of Earth Buildings in Nanjing and Yongding Counties, including Chuxi Tulou Cluster, Nanxi Tulou Cluster and Gaobei Cluster. And Peitian Ancient Village – the “Forbidden City” in the south will bring you back to Ming and Qing dynasty which can be dated back to 800 years ago.

Highlights of this tour

  • Visit Hakka village and enjoy the harmonious rural life;
  • Compare the differences of three main Tulou Clusters;
  • Be marvel at the Earth Buildings, the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Basic Trip Information

Price:
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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 a 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according to your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Travel Route:
Nanjing / Yongding / Liancheng / Longyan
Travel Length:
4 Days & 3 Nights
Tour Code:
CD-FJHT-04
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
ArchitecturePhotograph
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day (Can Be Customized)

Day 1 Xiamen - Nanjing

On this day, take the D-train to Nanjing County. Your guide and driver will pick you up train station. And then, you’ll go to visit Heguilou, Yunshuiyao Village, Huaiyuanlou, Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster, Yuchanglou and Taxia Village. Stay overnight in Nanjing.

Yunshuiyao Village: This beautiful ancient village is named after the Changjiao Brook that connects Heguilou and Huaiyuanlou. Along the banks of the brook are ancient banyan trees, ancient building and patches of farm land. A walk through the village will bring you back in time to Chinese traditional rural life. This village has been a popular place for film making. The famous film named The Knot (Yun Shui Yao) was shot here.

Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster: Composed primarily of four round and one rectangular earthen house, it is one of the most magnificent and well-preserved Hakka Castles in the area. The village is also listed in the Famous Historic Cultural Village in China for its typical cultural regional system.

Yuchanglou: Yuchanglou was built in 1308 and is one of the oldest existing Tulou. This five-story earth building is most famous for its tilted pillars. The most extreme is slanted at 15-degree angle.

Taxia Village: There are more than 20 earthen building of different shapes built along the bank of a clear brook that flows through the entire village.

Taxia VillageYunshuiyao Village
Day 2 Nanjing - Yongding (B, L)

After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. Today, you’ll head to Yongding County to visit Gaobei Tulou Cluster, Hongkeng Hakka Cultural Village and Nanxi Tulou Cluster. Overnight in Yongding.

Gaobei Tulou Cluster: it has dozens of Tulous with various sizes and heights, mostly bigger than others. There are many kinds of Tulou to see. While Chengqi lou, called the king of Round Tulou, is the most famous one here.

Hongkeng Hakka Cultural Village: the most concentrated of all earthen house clusters. Some of the house designs are unique, including the Prince of Tulou - Zhenchenglou (a magnificent building combining the Chinese style with the western style).

Nanxi Tulou Cluster: it is called the "Great Wall of Tulou" with more than 100 earth buildings in the valley stretching for 10km. The famous Zhenfulou (the Princess of Tulou), Yanxianglou are highly recommended tulous to visit. (Option: You could visit the Nanxi Tulou Valley by bike if weather permits.)

Hongkeng Hakka Cultural VillageNanxi Tulou Cluster View from Shijia Village
Day 3 Yongding (B, L)

After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. On this day, you’ll pay a visit to Chuxi Tulou Cluster. There are 36 tulous conserved in Chuxi village, including five circular Tulou buildings and over a dozen of rectangular in shape. You will visit Jiqinglou which is the largest and also the oldest in the cluster, built in 1419 during the reign of Yongle Emperor of the Ming Dynasty. It consists of two concentric rings, the outer ring building is four stories tall, with 53 rooms on each level. The outer ring contains 72 stairs split into 72 units interfacing each other. The second ring is a one-story building. Also, pay a visit to Shengqinglou and Yuqinglou. In this village, you will appreciate the oldest tulou as well as the youngest tulou among all the Fujian Tulous. You will get into the buildings and have a look at each room to know the real life and customs of the local residents.

After getting close to the featured Tulous, it is time to trek along the field path to the Back Mountain of Chuxi to see the beautiful idyllic views. The terraced fields are built along the sloe-winding riverside up to the mountain top. They look like great chains or ribbons hung on the hillsides as they wind round the contours in tiered bands. (Optional experience: in Autumn season, you can choose to catch the rare chance to pick up local fruits and even try the primitive farm work.) After that, it will be great to climb up to the nearby hill for a birds view of Chuxi Village. You can take many photos at the high platform.

After that, visit Yantai Village, one of the most beautiful Hakka Village, where you will see the breathtaking scenery of terraced rice fields, and feel the best communal living atmosphere. Stay overnight in Yongding.

Chuxi Tulou ClusterYuqinglou
Day 4 Yongding - Liancheng - Longyan (B)

On this day, you’ll head to Liancheng County in Longyan City (3 hours’ drive). Then, you’ll visit Peitian Ancient Village. It is called the Forbidden City in the south which is a well preserved ancient Hakka village. Since the Ming and the Qing Dynasties, the village has served as a key interchange station connecting official roads to Changting and Liancheng. The history of this "Peitian Ancient Folk House" is more than 800 years, which can date back to the Southern Song Dynasty.

After the tour, transfer back to Longyan Train Station to take the D-train to your next destination.

Peitian Ancient Village

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