The place of departure: BeijingIDeparture time
End time: 2018-04-11
Set time: 2018-12-10 07:00:00
Number of days: 3days
Gathering place: Beijing or Xiamen
Tianluokeng Tulou: located in Shangban Village, Shuyang Town. The castle, composed primarily of four round and one rectangular earthen house, 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:Located in Xiaban Village, Fuyulou 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 at15-degree angle. Yuchanglou has been like this for more than 600 years and remains intact today.
Morning flight to Xiamen. Upon arrival we will first explore Gulangyu Island, which was Xiamen's foreign concession until World War II and retains the architecture and ambience of that former time. We will explore on foot, as motor vehicles are not permitted on the island. Various points of interest are scattered around the island, so we will enjoy the peace and quiet of a bygone era.
We will leave Xiamen for Yongding County; Yongding is the center of the Hakka people. The countryside is extremely beautiful, and punctuated by many thousands of tulou, a Hakka structure where a number of residences are built inside a single fortified compound.Earth Towers of the Hakkas also know as a Tulou, is a kind of traditional rammed citadel in which the Hakkas live. The resident building can be round and square. In Yongding County, there are entirely three hundred and sixty round houses and four thousand square houses. The grand complex of Hakka residence in Yongding show best the intelligence of the Hakka peopand added luster to Chinese traditional architecture. On the way, we will have an opportunity to visit an ancient tower and explore an earthen house and when we arrive at Yongding County we will actually stay overnight in a family guesthouse in the village. This is a great opportunity to have a genuine cultural experience.
This morning, we will visit local folk culture village an extremely interesting area and explore more of the village’s historical architectures such as the Yong Ding Earth Buildings: Located at Yong Ding of Long Yan area. Yong Ding Earth Buildings are defensive, well ventilated, windproof, quakeproof, flameproof, moisture proof, and are warm in winter and cool in summer. The most famous buildings are Zhen Cheng Building, Cheng Qi Building and Yi Jing Building. They really are a "must" see!
After breakfast, we will departure for your city.