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Anxi Tea Garden & Hua’an Tulou 2-Day Tour

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Anxi, a small and mountainous county in southeast Fujian Province, has a tea farming history dating back to the Tang Dynasty (618-907) and currently produces 15,000 tons of oolong tea annually with its 16,700 acres of tea gardens. The word you will hear most often in Anxi is probably Tie Guan Yin (Iron Goddess tea), the name of a premium variety of Oolong tea, as Anxi is hailed as the birthplace of this special tea. Most of the population is involved in some aspect of tea cultivation. The best oolong tea is considered to be tea cultivated at 800 meters above sea level, where the soil is slightly acidic, the relative humidity is higher than 78% and the temperature stays continually between 16℃ to 18 ℃.

Fujian’s Tulou buildings and Hakka villages are scattered around the triangle of mountains in the southwestern part of the province. The so-called earthen buildings (tulou in Chinese) have been attracting more and more attention recently in China and around the world. The tulou buildings are large and enclosed buildings rectangular or circular in shape with an open center. They generally have very thick earth walls (up to 6 feet thick), are three to five stories tall and able to house up to 80 families.

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1
Pick up at 8:30 - 3 hour drive to Longjuan Township in Anxi County.
11:30 -13:30: Check in to stylish log cabin on the mountain. Enjoy local health food for lunch.
13:30-16:00: Visit the Anxi Tea Garden, one of the “Top 10 Most Beautiful Cross-Taiwan Strait Eco Tea Farms”. Take a guided walk in the tea garden, seeing the plants, soil, insects and animals up close in their stable ecosystem and learn about tea culture while watching the production process of Tie Guan Yin.
16:00-17:00: Following the walk, you can taste the seasonal teas and watch the practice of "Kongfu" tea in the tea tasting room.
17:00-18:00: One hour leisure time.
18:00-19:00: Enjoy a hearty dinner with local-style dishes made from organic and local ingredients.

Day 2
Early risers can watch the spectacular sunrise from a recommended location (based on the weather).
8:00-9:00: Breakfast in log cabin.
9:00-10:00: 1 hour drive to Hua’an
10:00-12:30 Visit the Dadi Tulou Cluster, which consists of 3 Tulou buildings - the “No.1 Tulou in China” Eryilou Building, “Tulou Museum” Nanyanglou Building, and “the Most Livable Tulou” Dongyanglou Building. There’s also an aboriginal bamboo dance performance in the Donganglou Building at 11:30 everyday.
12:30-13:30 Lunch at a local restaurant.
13:30-15:30: 45-minute drive to Hua’an Bamboo World, which boasts over 400 species of bamboo from Japan, India, Malaysia, Colombia and Ecuador, including the world’s biggest bamboo, smallest bamboo, most colorful bamboo, most beautiful bamboo and most bizarre bamboo.
15:30-18:00: 3-hour drive back to Xiamen

Price & Terms

Group Size 2p 3p 4p 5p 6p
Cost per person in RMB 2330 1865 1630 1490

1400

Valid Date: Until Dec 2017

Price includes:
1. All transfer and transportation
2. Entrance fees
3. Meal as listed
4. Local English-speaking tour guide
5. Accommodation

Price not Include:
1. Tips for guide and driver