Most visitors to Xiamen only get as far as the Nanjing tulou. It is worth going to Yongding and staying a night in a tulou or one of the hotels in Longyan. The Yongding tulous are amazing in themselves but really, it is the gorgeous scenery along the way -- and the many tulous dotted everywhere -- which make it such a wonderful journey. Then there are the hills of tea bushes around Yongding county, rolling hills of endless green. People talk about Anxi tea but the tea from Yongding is also fantastic.