Beautiful Xiamen

Xiamen and Wuyi Mountain Tour

Suggested Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive in Xiamen, Flight not included

Airport Transfer (Xiamen)

Day 2: Xiamen
south putuo temple xiamen

Ferry Fee for Gulang Island, Electric Vehicle, South Putuo temple, Hulishan Fortress, Gulangyu Island

- Ferry Fee for Gulang Island (10 minutes): It is a world of sea breezes, sunshine and exotic architecture with Mediterranean flavor.
- South Putuo temple (40 minutes): Located at the foot of Wulao Peak in the south of Xiamen, it was built during the Tang Dynasty and rebuilt in Qing Dynasty, which is very famous for its collection of Buddhist cultural relics, such as a Burmese jade carving of the Buddha, some important Buddhist texts. Climbing up to the Wulao Peak, you can enjoy the bird’s eye-view of Xiamen University and Xiamen Port.
- Hulishan Fortress (1 hour): It was built in 1891, the architecture mainly integrated the style in Ming and Qing Dynasty and the style from Europe. Huli Mountain Fortress is famous for having both the biggest and smallest cannons in the world. And there are many ancient military facilities and weapon, such as the emplacement, the barracks, the castle, the trench, double-edged swords and firelocks.
- Gulangyu Island: GulangYu Island is in the southwestern of Xiamen city, it takes just 10 minutes by local ferry boat.There are many colonial buildings built after the Opium War, including the Britain, the America, France, German, Spain, etc. There are many famous pianists in China from this island, and the piano ownership rate is the highest in China. This beautiful island has some tourist attractions including Crag of Sunlight and Shuzhuang Garden. It is very relaxing to wander along the winding small paths and hunt for some interesting souvenirs at shops.

Day 3: Chuxi Earthen Building Cluster, Hongkeng Tulou Cluster
earthern building yongding xiamen

- Chuxi Earthen Building Cluster: The Chuxi Earthen Building Cluster in Chuxi Village consists of five round buildings and many square buildings. Three massive round buildings and one square building are situated near the river and are hidden among the deep mountains and lush vegetation like a treasure waiting to be discovered. A visit to the local primary school during the school day is also possible.
- Hongkeng Tulou Cluster: Hongkeng Tulou Cluster, located in Hukeng town, is the most concentrated of all earthen house clusters. There are about 100 tulou of various sizes in the long village which lies along both banks of a river. Some of the house designs are unique, including the Zhenchenglou, Fuyulu ("Five-Phoenix House"), Kuijulou, and the mini round Rusheng building. The village strides the Jinfeng Creek and is set in a dramatic landscape which represents the harmonious fusion of different cultural traditions to produce an idyllic landscape of outstanding quality.

Day 4: Xiamen to Wuyishan, Flight No. TBA
xiamen wuyi mountain

Hotel to airport Transfer (Xiamen), Airport Transfer (Wuyishan), Wuyi Mountain

- Wuyi Mountain: Located in the northeast of Fujian, Wuyi Mountain is just at the junction of Fujian Province and Jiangxi Province. The scenery in Wuyi Mountain is surprisingly amazing and spectacular, especially the Jiuqu River Tianyou Peak, Song Ancient Street, Dahongpao Tea Plants and Wuyi Palace. Many ancient painters and poets visited here just for search of inspiration.

Day 5: Depart Wuyishan, Flight not included

Xiamei Ancient Village, Hotel to airport Transfer (Wuyishan)

- Xiamei Ancient Village: Xiamei Ancient Village:The walk in the Xiamei Ancient Village brings you back in time to Ming (1368-1644) and the Qing (1644-1911) Dynasties.Most of buildings are very well preserved and featuring the sculpture of brisk, wood and stone, which is one part of the Wuyi World culture heritage.

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