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Yongding Earth Buildings Day Tour

Highlights / General details Yong Ding Hakka Earth Buildings are wonderful examples of ancient Chinese architecture, the edifices are renowned for their history, unique grandiose style, and delicate layout. Yong Ding Hakka Earth Buildings were even praised by UNESCO as testament to “mythological mountain village architecture unmatched in the world". There are over 4,000 earth buildings in Yongding County, structurally either square or round. According to ancient Chinese philosophy, heaven is round and earth is square. Thus, varieties of square and circular earth buildings cluster in the mountainous areas. With a thickness of 20 to 30cm, the wooden-board gate lies on the building exterior with an iron sheet. A window on the wall allows for ventilation and sunlight, as well as provides enemy surveillance. Yong Ding Hakka Earth Buildings are not only fire-proof, but can also keep out wild animals. Among all the earth buildings, Zhencheng Building is the most magnificent; Yijing Building is the tallest while Huanji Building is the most mysterious. Inclusion Private car/coach for transfers service and sightseeing program. Local English-speaking tour guide for transfer and sightseeing program. Entrance fees to scenic spots as indicated in the itinerary. Meals as specified in the itinerary. Parking fee & toll fee wherever applicable. Exclusion Personal expenses such as drinks, optional activities, etc.; Gratuities to the tour guide & driver. Hours of operation Available: Daily; Pick up around 8:30am. Location Your private English-speaking guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel around 8:30am. Exclusion Personal expenses such as drinks, optional activities, etc.; Gratuities to the tour guide & driver. Hours of operation Available: Daily; Pick up around 8:30am. Location Your private English-speaking guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel around 8:30am. Itinerary Pick up from your hotel in Xiamen, transfer to Yongding (one way 3 hours). Also known as Hongkeng Tulou Cluster, is the most concentrated of all earthen house clusters. Some of the house designs are unique, including the Zhenchenglou, (a magnificent building combining the Chinese style with the western style), Fuyulu (Five-Phoenix House), Kuijulou (a palace style building) and Rushenglou (a mini-sized circular building). After finish today's activities, you will be dropped off at your hotel in Xiamen. Policies Tour requires a minimum of 2 people to operate. Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher. **All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**
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