Travel to a quiet hamlet in the subtropical mountains west of Xiamen and immerse yourself in rural community life. Have unrestricted access to various tulou, hang out with the locals, sip endless cups of tea, or hike the rolling tea bush covered hills, which have shielded this Hakka village from the outside world for centuries. A great opportunity to slow down and to experience a vanishing way of life in 21st century China.
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Have access to more than a dozen tulou while you explore every nook and cranny of your temporary home. Learn all about rammed earth techniques and visit the near deserted second largest tulou in the world, an anomaly the masses somehow haven’t picked up on, before you are shown the old way across the tea bush covered hills to a more commercialised tulou cluster. Include optional activities such as tea picking (and processing), bamboo shoot harvesting, swimming in remote waterfall or even extend your stay in Xiamen.
Our Xiamen program includes multiple nights in a 400-year-old tulou, a giant square shaped communal building made from earth and wood. You stay in the three-storey ancestral home of the Zhang family, with basic but tastefully renovated rooms.