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Exploring South China – Fujian Posted by on Jul 25, 2018

Exploring South China - Fujian

Our final stop on an epic South China adventure is Fujian province (福建省 – fú jiàn shěng). Here you can visit the coastal city of Xiamen (厦门 – xià mén) for a few days before heading out to explore the amazing tulou (土楼 – tǔ lóu) complexes. See highlights of both Xiamen and the tulou…

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Best Places to go in China in 2018 Posted by on Jan 22, 2018

For many people, their New Year’s resolution is to travel more or learn a new language. Why not kill two birds with one stone (一箭双雕 – yī jiàn shuāng diāo) by heading to China to do both? Not only is China an amazing country to explore, but English is not widely-spoken. This means you’ll have…

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Fujian Tulou Video Tour – Part Three Posted by on Feb 2, 2015

On the last day of our tulou adventure, we visit the amazing Chuxi group. Hike to a scenic lookout and ponder how the CIA once confused these clan dwellings for missile silos. Then visit three stunning tulou structures, one of which has been converted to a museum. 最后一天 – zuì hòu yì tiān last day…

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Fujian Tulou Video Tour – Part Two Posted by on Jan 26, 2015

In Part Two of our tulou adventure, visit the Gaobei cluster – home to the most famous earthen building of them all. The “King of Tulou” is a massive structure with nearly 400 rooms that once housed up to 800 people. While this is by far the most touristy section of the tulou, it’s worth…

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Fujian Tulou Video Tour – Part One Posted by on Jan 19, 2015

Join us on a video tour of the incredible tulou buildings of southeast China’s Fujian province. In part one, check out a cool hostel where you can base yourself, cycle through a village, explore a deserted tulou, and wind down with a night at a hot springs park. 土楼 – tǔ lóu tulou (earthen building)…

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Exploring the Fujian Tulou Posted by on Jan 16, 2015

On our recent trip to Fujian province, we started off with a short beach vacation in Xiamen. While we had a good time exploring Gulangyu island and wandering through the night market, the main reason for coming to southeast China was to get out and see the famed tulou (土楼 – tǔ lóu) villages. These…

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A Chinese Beach Vacation in Xiamen Posted by on Jan 12, 2015

It’s so cold in a lot of places right now, especially my hometown of Detroit. As many of us will spend the next few months bundled up in layers of winter clothes, I figured we’d at least take a vacation here on the blog. For a Chinese beach vaca, one of the most popular destinations is…

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