Red Chinese lantern in a Hakka Tulou Traditional housing, Fujian, China
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Panoramic photo of Gulangyu Island, Xiamen, China
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Fujian Tulou Housing Hakka, Xiamen, China
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Red Lanterns of Chinese Style Structure for New Year, China
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Inside Hakka Housing, Xiamen, China
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FORTRESSES, MODERN HISTORY & THE HAKKA

We can tailor this trip to suit your specific requirements
Any aspect of the itinerary can be altered, from excursion to accommodation
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This concise and educational ‘Fortresses, Modern History & The Hakka’ tour takes you to discover some of the rich history of China. Along the way of this cultural adventure, you’ll learn the fascinating tale of the migration of the Han people to Yongding, and subsequent construction of their incredible walled Hakka fortresses, also known as tulou.

The fortresses are vast, unique, self-contained villages built with high walls and strong defenses, often integrating on-site wells, food storage areas, temples and schools within the construction. Many are now listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and this unique tour actually grants you the opportunity to not only visit several tolou, but also to spend the night in one of these incredible fortresses.

The three-day, two-night tour also takes you to visit Gulangyu, a quaint, peaceful island off the coast of Xiamen in the Fujian Province in Eastern China, which was home to European and Japanese merchants, and subsequently contains some fascinating and unique Art Deco and baroque-style architecture.

Experiencing the pedestrianized island of Gulangyu and the tulou of Yongding will enrich your knowledge of this fascinating region of China while offering you respite from the action-packed, bustling areas of this exciting, busy nation.

THE BACKYARD DIFFERENCE
  • Experience the real life of the Han people by spending the night in a tulou, a self-contained compound similar to a fortress
  • Learn the fascinating history of the Han people and the former colonies that called Gulangyu Island home
  • Discover the art of penjing at the Shuzhuang Garden
  • Take time to meander the pedestrianized alleyways of Gulangyu and take a closer look at the fascinating blend of colonial architecture, or spend time on one of the island’s quaint beaches
  • Visit the Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which features a constellation of five tulou, built in close proximity
ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS
Xiamen - Gulangyu
Gulangyu - Xiamen - Yongding
Xiamen
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