Day tour to Tianluokeng Tulou Clusters from Xiamen

Cultural & Theme Tours in Xiamen

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Enjoy the picturesque of the "Four Dishes and One Soup"- Tianluokeng Earth Building Cluster, visit the “rickety building”- Yuchang Building and stroll in the Taxia water village in a 9-hour private tour with your private knowledgeable Tulou travel guide. Having a local lunch together with the Hakka  families while sitting inside the earth building will help you to better understand the local inhabitant's life and the history of Hakka Earth Buildings.
After breakfasts, your private guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby. Sit back and relax in a well maintained, air conditioned non smoking private vehicle for a 2.5-hour drive. You will learn from your knowledgeable Tulou travel guide about the history of the Tulou (Hakka Earth Buildings), the local life of the Hakka people, some basic facts of the earth buildings you will visit and other things you should know for this tour. Get off the vehicle, you will first go to the viewing platform to have a bird view of Tianluokeng Tulou Clusters. You will have 20 minutes free time to enjoy the picturesque of the famous "Four Dishes and One Soup" . Don't forget to take some stunning photos like everybody else come here do. Walk down from the viewing platform, the vehicle will take you directly to the village. You will step into this masterpiece of traditional Chinese residential buildings and unveil its mystery by your own eyes. With the help of your Hakka language speaking guide, you could also have a conversation with the inhabitants whose ancestors built this building 650 years ago. After the 1-hour visiting of the Tianluokeng Tulou Clusters, you will go to a local Hakka family to have a traditional Chinese lunch. Enjoy the local Hakka food and their special home made rice wine! Later after lunch, you will continue visit the “rickety building”-Yuchang Building which is the oldest and largest round building known so far. You will see the teetering columns that seems almost to collapse but to your surprise it has undergone seven hundred years of erosion and numerous earthquakes. It has still remained the same as ever and has become a living specimen of ancient residential buildings. Come out of Yuchang Building, you will stroll in Taxia Village along the tranquil river, known as “Zhouzhuang Water Town in south of Fujian”. You will have an inside looking of this typical Chinese Hakka village which is the home to many famous overseas Chinese. Take a look at the ancestral hall, De Yuan Hall where the local Hakka people worship their ancestors. After the tour,  you will have a good rest on the comfortable vehicle during the 2.5-hour drive back to Xiamen. You will be transferred back to your hotel, airport, train station or any other places in downtown Xiamen like a restaurant or a bar if you like.

What’s included

  • Entrance fees to Tianluokeng Tulou & Taxia Village
  • Chinese lunch at popular local restaurant
  • Transport between attractions, including pickup and return to your hotel (within the Xiamen main island)
  • Professional, passionate English speaking tour guide service
  • Insurance: China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance during the tour
  • Government taxes & fees
  • Bottled water

What’s not included

  • Personal expenses
  • Meals which are not indicated in the itinerary
  • Gratuities to the tour guide & driver (usually CNY100 per person per day for each of them, please tip them separately.). It is not compulsory but would be a great encouragement for them