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  • Gulangyu (Isle of Blown Waves)
  • South Putuo Temple

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5 Days Xiamen Tulou Tour with Gulangyu Island

Tour Code: CTXM03
Tour Duration: 5 Days
Attractions: Gulangyu (Isle of Blown Waves), South Putuo Temple

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Tour Dates Destinations Services Provided Meals Included
Day 1 Xiamen Arrive in Xiamen, be met and transferred to hotel (have a city tour if time permitted). Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Mandarin Hotel, Xiamen Xiamen Huaqiao Hotel New Foresty Hotel, Xiamen
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Day 2 Xiamen/Nanjing/Yongding Pick up at 08:30 a.m. and take a 3-hour scenic drive to Shuyang in Nanjing, visit Tianluokeng Tulou, Yuchanglou(leaning structure hakka house),Taxia village. Then travel to Gaotou village in Yongding, visit Chengqilou, check in hotel in Hukeng. Details... B,L
Day 3 Hukeng/Xaiyang/Hukeng Travel to Xiayang in the morning; Visit Chuxi Tulou Cluster, in the afternoon, visit Nanxi Hakka Tulou cluster(Yanxianglou, Huanjilou), Yongding Hakka Cutural Village. Details... B,L
Day 4 Hukeng/Meilin/Xiamen In the morning, visit Yongding Hakka Cutural Village; Travel to Meilin in Nanjing; Visit Heguilou, Changjiao Ancient Village,Huaiyuanlou, transfer back to Xiamen after the tour. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Mandarin Hotel, Xiamen Xiamen Huaqiao Hotel New Foresty Hotel, Xiamen
B,L
Day 5 Xiamen Depart from your hotel to the Gulangyu (Isle of Blown Waves) ,appreciate the buildings before visiting Hi Heaven,then visit Shuzhuang Garden. In the afternoon, visit South Putuo Temple .Then be transfered to the airport for your departure flight. Details... B,L
1. Normally hotels allow a maximum of 3 adults per room with an extra bed, at extra charge. Some hotels will allow three adults and a small child.
2. Tour price is indicative only, please enquire for a detailed quotation.
3. More people more discounts. Please enquire for more details.

Price Inclusions and Exclusions

Price Include

A. Entrance fees:To scenic spots as listed above in the itinerary.
B. Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary.
C. Private Transfers: Among airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in the above cities by the private air conditioned vehicle.
D. Guide and Driver: As outlined in the itinerary, a well selected English-speaking guide and driver will accompany you throughout the entire tour in that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.
E. Hotels: Hotel Based on two persons sharing one room with twin beds. All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
F. Luggage Transfers: Between airports and hotels.
G. Service Charge & Government Taxes.
H. Travel insurance in mainland China during the above travel period.
I. Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

Price Exclude

A. Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets.
B. Visa Fees.
C. Excess Baggage Charges.
D. Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the itinerary.
E. Meals: Any meals which are not specified with "B", "L" or "D".
F. Single Room Supplement.
G. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness or damages incurred during your trip.
H. Gratuities, Tips to Guides and Drivers.

Day 1 Xiamen Arrival

Transfer via: Flight on your arrangement

Upon your arrival at the airport, you will be picked up by the local guide, proceed to city tour if time permitted; transfer to hotel in Xiamen.

Day 2 Xiamen / Nanjing / Yongding (B, L)

Xiamen / Nanjing / Yongding (B, L)

Pick up at 08:30 a.m. and take a 3-hour scenic drive to Shuyang in Nanjing, visit Tianluokeng Tulou, Yuchanglou(leaning structure hakka house),Taxia village. Then travel to to Gaotou village in Yongding, visit Chengqilou, check in hotel in Hukeng.

- 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.

- Taxia Village: This exquisite Hakka village is located in a valley in Shuyang Town. There are more than 20 earthen building of different shapes built along the bank of a clear brook that flows through the entire village. Another major attraction is Zhang's Clan Ancestral Hall, Next to a pond, 20 stone flagpoles rise like a stone forest in front of it. As one of the most well-reserved ancient clan house in China, Zhang is Clan Ancestral Hall is listed among the key culture relics protected under national level.

- Chengqilou: Located in Gaobei Village, about 5 km. away from Hongkeng Tulou, Chengqilou is the largest of the earth buildings. It is almost three hundred years old and is made up of four concentric circular buildings. This King of Round Earth Building has altogether 400 rooms and used to house 80 families, totaling more than 600 people in its prosperous days.

Day 3 Hukeng / Xaiyang / Hukeng (B, L)

Hukeng / Xaiyang / Hukeng (B, L)

Travel to Xiayang in the morning; Visit Chuxi Tulou Cluster, in the afternoon, visit Nanxi Hakka Tulou cluster(Yanxianglou, Huanjilou), Yongding Hakka Cutural Village.

- Chuxi Tulou Cluster: 15 km.away from Xiayang Town,the Chuxi Tulou cluster includes five large circular buildings and ten rectangular buildings. Jiqinglou is the oldest and most special round earth buildings in this area. It is almost 600 years old and covers a total area of 2826 m2 with 206 rooms. Unlike normal round earth building that usually got only four public stairways, Jiqinglou is equipped with 72 stairways, which divide the whole building into 72 independent units. All rooms, stairways and interior walls are constructed with wood and rabbet structure. Not even a single nail is used for the construction and the earth building remains intact after 600 years.Jiqinglou also houses more than 10,000 exhibits about the unique life, history and culture of the Hakka people.

- Yanxianglou: Built during the Qing Dynasty and located in Nanxi. It is referred to as Fengzhi Dafu after an ancestor was bestowed with the honorary title of "honest man". The interior has a luxurious layout and scholarly atmosphere, and the gate and fence were designed to imitate a dragon's head and body.

- Huanjilou: Huanjilou was built in 1693, the 32nd year of Emperor Kangxi's reign during the Qing Dynasty. In 1918 it withstood an earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale and was used as the base by the Red Army of China. Due to its connections with the Red Army, the Earth House bombed during attacks by the Kuomintang. However, water from the moat near the gate extinguished the fire. A unique feature of this Earth House is the echo effect that reverberates around the building.

- Yongding Hakka Cutural Village: also known as Hongkeng Tulou Cluster, is the most concentrated of all earthen house clusters. Some of the house designs are unique, including the Zhenchenglou,(a magnificent building combining the Chinese style with the western style), Fuyulu (Five-Phoenix House) Kuijulou(a palace style building) and Rushenglou ( a mini-sized circular building).

Day 4 Hukeng / Meilin in Nanjing / Xiamen (B, L)

Hukeng / Meilin in Nanjing / Xiamen (B, L)

In the morning, visit Yongding Hakka Cutural Village; Travel to Meilin in Nanjing; Visit Heguilou, Changjiao Ancient Village,Huaiyuanlou, transfer back to Xiamen after the tour.

- Yongding Hakka Cutural Village: also known as Hongkeng Tulou Cluster, is the most concentrated of all earthen house clusters. Some of the house designs are unique, including the Zhenchenglou,(a magnificent building combining the Chinese style with the western style), Fuyulu(Five-Phoenix House),Kuijulou(a palace style building) and Rushenglou ( a mini-sized circular building). 

- Heguilou: Heguilou is located in Pushan Village, Meilin Town. This large square building is 21.5 meters and five stories high. It is the highest of all the earth buildings and most interesting of all,it was constructed on a swampland and has been impregnable for more than 200 years.

- Changjiao Ancient 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.

- Huaiyuanlou: This four-story round building in Changjiao village,Meilin town was constructed in 1907.The foundation of the wall was rammed from large cobblestones from the river and a mixture of lime, clay and sand. The surface of wall remains clean and smooth in spite of the pass of time. The ancestral hall of the building also serves as a private school. The beans, ridgepoles, doors, and windows in the entire ancestral hall are decorated with beautiful carvings and painting in the ancient syle.

Day 5 Xiamen Departure (B, L)

Xiamen Departure (B, L)

Transfer via: Flight on your arrangement

Pick up from hotel in the morning, transfer to the ferry for a 7-minute boat trip to Gulangyu. Take a peaceful walk and appreciate the buildings before visiting Hi Heaven, the largest old villa on the island where you can enjoy ancient South Music performance and traditional Puppet Show, also visit Shuzhuang Garden, a beautiful seaside garden and the famous Piano Museum.

In the afternoon, visit South Putuo Temple, the most famous Buddhist temple in town take a scenic drive along the beautiful Island Ring Road before transferring to airport.  

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4. Which meal makes you memorable?
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5. Which part of sightseeing was the most memorable for you?
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