Hakka Tulou Clusters have been inscribed by UNESCO as World Heritage Site. If you want to explore the Tulou in-depth instead of visiting like a tourist, this combo package is designed for you. Service is inclusive of hotel pickup in Xiamen, bus ticket to Hu Keng in Yong Ding county, and 1-night family inn accommodation in a hundreds of years old Tulou. The night time and next day morning is the best time for photos, walk into dozens of Tulou nearby to explore the traditional life style that has not been changed for centuries.
Pickup Meet your driver in the lobby of your hotel in Xiamen. Your driver will find you by eye contact, you will also be informed an urgent contact number in your voucher. An English speaking local tour operator is your backup support.
Coach transfer to Xiamen Fanghu Long Distance Bus Station . 3.5 hour on the road. The destination is Hukeng Earth Building Cultural Village.
Xiamen to HukengSome most beautiful Tulou Clusters are located in Hong Keng village, near Hukeng township in Yongding County.
Pickup from your hotel lobby at 07:30. Please show up 10 minute prior, tell the front desk that you are waiting for a driver for pickup, Your driver does not speak in English, he will find you by eye contact.
Your driver will give you a bus ticket. Transfer to Long distance bus station. Bus leaves at 08:30.
Please get off at “Earth Building Cultural Village”, one stop before the terminal station “Hu Keng”. The local tour operator will send you a confirmation voucher. "Please drop me off at Earth Building Cultural Village" is printed both in Chinese and English on your voucher. Show the bus driver this voucher.
Once arrive, you will be picked up from the bus terminal. A hotel staff holding your name sign will take you to the hotel for tonight. Your hotel is in 15 minute walking distance. The hotel owner's cell phone number is also printed on your voucher.
You will stay in a family hostel in Fuyulou Cluster for tonight. You are free to explore all Tulou Clusters by yourself. The most famous one is Zhenchenglou Tulou Cluster. You can also visit Hakka families to learn more about their culture.
Fuyulou ClusterIt is located in a traditional 130 years old Hakka architecture of Fuyulou Cluster, originally 160 rooms. The villager renovated 20 rooms with simple facilities of bed and breakfast. The rooms are clean and tidy. The cluster is quite near the famous Zhenchenglou Cluster. After the crowd of tourists leaves, you will find out the life in cluster keep the same way as hundreds of years ago.
Zhenchenglou ClusterLocated in Hong Keng village, Hukeng township of Yongding County. It was built in 1912 by the descendents of a rich tobacco merchant. Zhenchenglou is a double ring tulou, its outer ring is four storeys high, total 184 rooms, and the inner ring is two stories with 32 rooms. The outer ring was partitioned into four segments according to Bagua concept of Chinese Fengshui.
Hukeng to XiamenHukeng Earth Building Cultural Village to Xiamen: 7:50am, 12:50pm, 2:50pm (only 3 buses a day)
The returned bus ticket can only be bought from Hukeng Bus Station. Please ask the hotel staff to give you the ticket as soon as you meet him/her. The ticket cost is included in our package.