2 Days Xiamen City Tour with Gulangyu Island

Garden City on the Sea

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In a brief two days to visit the most famous attractions in Xiamen - the Garden City on the Sea, which is a unforgettable jounery. Also, extend to Nanjing County to see the earthen buildings and experience a particular type of communal living and defensive organization in a harmonious relationship with their environment.

Highlights of this tour

  • Appreciate the intriguing scenery, historical relics and architectures of varied styles in Gulangyu;
  • Learn more about the island's history in Hulishan Fortress;
  • 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 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.
Travel Route:
Xiamen
Travel Length:
2 Days and 1 Night
Tour Code:
CD-XMT-02
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
ArchitectureCulturePhotograph
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Xiamen

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On this day, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel or the airport/train station in the morning. Today you’ll head to the southern tip of Xiamen Island and visit the cultural relic Hulishan Fortress. First built in 1894, during the Guangxu reign in the Qing Dynasty, it has always been an important landmark in the island’s history, also served a key role to defense against the Japanese in 1900.

Later, transfer to the ferry for a 5-minute boat trip to Gulangyu Island from Xiamen City. Start to visit Sunlight Rock, the highest point of Gulangyu, to have a panoramic view of both Gulangyu and Xiamen. Also visit to 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, head to South Putuo Temple which first built in Tang Dynasty. It is renowned for its collection of Buddhist cultural relics, such as a Burmese jade carving of the Buddha, some important Buddhist texts. Standing at the top of the Wulao Peak, you can enjoy the bird’s eye view of Xiamen University and Xiamen Port.

Gulangyu IslandHulishan Fortress
Day 2 Xiamen & Xiamen Departure (B, L)

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After breakfast, take a 3-hour scenic drive to see the earth buildings in Nanjing County. You’ll visit Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster, Yuchanglou, and Taxia Village.

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.

After the tour, transfer back to Xiamen. And your guide and driver will escort you the airport/railway station to catch the flight or train to your next destination. Service ends!

Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster

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