Scattered across the hills in the Fujian province, the Hakka Tulou are colossal multi-story fortified villages, predominantly in doughnut shapes. More than just empty castles, they were the epitome of traditional communal living, with hundreds of people living in close proximity. We will explore a few authentic Tulou, still occupied by real villagers (with chickens running around) and stay overnight at one of the Tulou to experience authentic Hakka food and hospitality.
We will avoid the crowded, commercialized Tulou’s that typical mass-market tours visit and of interest will be:
v Meeting point Sheung Wan. Take public tour coach to Shenzhen North train station (approx. 1.5 hrs. including immigration)
v High speed train to Zhangzhou (First class seats – approx. 3.5 hours)
v Chartered van to the Tulou area in the mountains (approx. 2 hours)
v Explore Taxia village and check in to the tastefully refurbished Tulou guesthouse
v Traditional Hakka dinner inside Tulou guesthouse. (D)
v Visit an underrated modular style Tulou that has a unique architecture style
v Explore Nanxi Tulou cluster, well-preserved round Tulou including Tulou ruins
v Explore Chuxi Tulou cluster, one of the biggest Tulou with interesting exhibits showcasing the Hakka culture
v Take a short hike (10 mins) and watch the sunset over the village in the valley, a million-dollar view.
v Overnight at a refurbished guesthouse (same one as day 1) (B+L+D)
v A picnic breakfast in the mountains with beautiful surround scenery.
v Short hike in the mountains (approx. 1 hour) and visit tea plantations on the way
v Learn about family tea making process
v Lunch - leave for Zhangzhou by chartered van (approx. 2hrs)
v Return on the high-speed train from Zhangzhou to Shenzhen (first class seats approx. 3.5 hours)
v Private limousine transfers from the Shenzhen North Station to Hong Kong. (B+L)
Who can sign up: - You will need a valid visa to China and a passport with at least 7 months validity. You will also need your own private travel insurance valid for the trip.
What’s Included in the Tour
Cancellation and refund policy
DateJune 3, 2019
LocationFujian Province, China
Additional InfoAWA activities are open to AWA members, their partners and guests. All participants must be 18 years or older to take part