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Private Day Tour To Yongding Tulou From Xiamen provided by SilkRoadTrips Xiamen

Private Day Tour To Yongding Tulou From Xiamen
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Private Day Tour To Yongding Tulou From Xiamen
By SilkRoadTrips Xiamen
Tulou, or Earth Buildings, is one of the UNESCO sites near Xiamen, and well-known for its unique Hakka culture. This private day trip will let you explore Yongding Tulou, the representative of Tulou, for its spectacular architecture and long history of Hakka people. Please note there are different tulous, and you can choose other tours if you prefer Nanjing Tulou.
from
$310.65
per adult (price varies by group size)

Ages 0-90, max of 15 per group
Duration:
9–10 hours
Ticket type:
Mobile
English

About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9-10 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9-10 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 32685P89
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Lunch
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off(only on the Xiamen Island)
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Yongding Earth Building
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
9–10 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We also pick up from centrally located Xiamen hotel
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers over 3 years old
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Lunch
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off(only on the Xiamen Island)
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Yongding Earth Building
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We also pick up from centrally located Xiamen hotel
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9–10 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers over 3 years old
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Yongding Earth Building
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    At 8am, your tour guide or driver will meet you at your hotel lobby of centrally located Xiamen hotels with a signage writing your name.Then you will take a 3-hour ride to Yongding County where you will visit the Hongkeng Tulou Cluster, which includes Zhencheng Tulou, Rusheng Tulou, Kuiju Tulou and Fuyu Tulou etc. Due to its spectacular architecture of the earth buildings Tulou, it was inscribed on the list of cultural heritage by UNESCO in 2008.  The early history of Yongding Tulou can be traced back to 1200 year ago. These Tulou were built by local Hakka people, and are still well-preserved. Today these earth buildings look like magnificent castles with its yard, garden to construct a golden card in Fujian Province. Lunch is included at local restaurant.  Later you will be transferred back to your hotel in Xiamen where the day trip concludes.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Glenko
Hollywood, FL99 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
We were picked up by a driver who was on time and in an acceptable vehicle. He could not speak English but communicated using a telephone app. So far so good. We drive 2.5 hours and picked up the guide Jane. Her English was extremely poor and I could only understand 50% of what she was saying. We were taken to one area, “the Scenic Area of Hakka Cultural Village in Fujian Tulou”. We were told there was a 5 kilometer walk to see three sites. We noticed there were golf carts taking some Chinese tourists, and we suggested taking one so that we could see more sights. The guide refused. First she said it cost more, and I offered to pay. Then she said they were only for locals. On the way back, she tried to hail one, but unsuccessfully. The information she conveyed in her broken English was less than you could get in 15 minutes of reading Wikipedia. We walked 4km and it took 1.5 hours and then she said that was it. I asked about lunch. I was under the impression that lunch would be in the village with real Hakka food. She said we would drive to a restaurant. I asked why we did not see any of the older Tulou. The ones we saw were 20th century with only one from the 19th Century. I had to tell her that I wanted to sample the local rice wine, she did not suggest it. We got to the restaurant and she suggested two dishes, beef and chicken. We said we wanted a vegetable dish too. She ordered it and said we would have to pay 40 RMB since our food allowance was 60 RMB per person. That is less than $10 per person. We had paid $299 per person. At that point I had had enough and I called Silk Roads tour. They said that the guide was wrong and we would not have to pay 40 RMB. I also said that I was upset that the tour was only 1.5 hours and that we had seen only 3 of the newer Tulou. Then the food came and the chicken dish was inedible. Skin and bones. I should note that you can go to good Hakka restaurants in all major Chinese cities. I should also note that the Chinese tour groups in the restaurants were having huge meals. I told Jane the chicken was terrible and I was still hungry. The agency had called her after my complaint (actually I had to call twice and she said we didn’t have to pay 40 RMB and that we could order anything we wanted. So I said that I wanted shrimp. She said they were all out of shrimp. I settled for Hakka tofu. Probably the cheapest dish on the menu. Then she asked if I wanted to see more Tulou. I said that for $598 I wanted to see all important sites that you could see in one day. They took us to one nearby Tulou from 1912 I believe. There was no admission fee which I suppose is why they took us there. I said what about the older Tulou? She said they were 15km away and it would take 20 minutes and it was not included in our tour. We got back to the hotel at 4:30. In total we spent 5.5 hours in the car, less than 2 hours visiting Tulou and 45 minutes at lunch. And we did not see the most important site which is called Tianluokeng. In short the trip was a complete rip-off and I did not see the most important cluster of Tulou. Be forewarned.
Written January 16, 2020
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Dear Glenko, Sincerely sorry to hear your experience. The Scenic Area of Hakka Cultural Village in Fujian Tulou is the official name for Yongding HongKeng Tulous, which is the most renowned place for various old Tulou houses, and its early history can be tracked back to 1200 years ago. Tianluokeng is another village that is famous for Tulous as well, and it is hard to tell which is better for either Tianluokeng or Hong Keng Tulous, both are World Cultural Heritage. It is hardly to visit both places in a day, which will be very long day if you visit both sites. If you prefer Tianluokeng Tulous, you can book another day tour to Tianluokeng Tulous from Xiamen. Regarding the electronic cart, it is for the local villagers, not for the Chinese tourists. The visitors walk to and from the village about 1km, and the entire visit is about 5km, which might be quite long for some visitors. Jane is a local girl living there and that is why we arranged her to be your guide and hope she would let you know more about the Tulous. She misunderstood the lunch arrangement, and we told her immediately to re-arrange it as per your wish after you called us. The restaurant is a Hakka restaurant because the whole village is a hakka community. The chicken is cooked normally with bones in China, which might be hard to chew for foreign visitors. Meanwhile we asked her to take you to visit more tulous after lunch, and the ticket is package for the whole village and no need to pay extra admission. We realized that Jane did not explain well with you, and she gave you very poor impression about there due to her language limitation. We apologize for it, and would talk with Jane to avoid the similar things happening again in the future. Yongding Tulou is far from Xiamen, we understand you want to see more and learn more for a long car-ride. Jane did not do well, we would get other guide to lead the tour. Many thanks for letting us know your feeling, so that we will improve our services. Wish you a wonderful time in Xiamen and China.
Written January 17, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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