The UNESCO-listed Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster and Yunshuiyao Scenic Area, which includes Taxia hamlet and the Tulou Retreat, are both located there. The community has a history dating back more than 600 years and is home to numerous historic Tulou buildings that have been preserved. Tulou Retreat is a cultural hub that highlights the lively Hakka ethnic minority's culture in addition to being a well-protected historic property. You can explore a pristine hidden paradise, learn about the practices of the local intangible cultural heritage, discover the mysteries of old Fengshui design, collect seasonal fruits, or go on a mountain hike in search of bamboo shoots.
In addition to the more than 20 planned activities, you can browse the exclusive to Tsingpu in-house artwork, have a leisurely conversation in the tea room, create handmade pottery in the on-site pottery studio, take in the sounds of local Hakka music, or simply gaze up at the clear mountain skies where millions of stars are visible after sunset. Feel time slow down at Tsingpu as you relax from the stresses of daily life. The five restored, centuries-old Tulou earth structures that make up Tulou Retreat, created by renowned architect Hua Li, are a monument to the enduring spirit of Hakka culture and the revival of traditional architecture.
Your Host and The Team
“My goal, my view, is that alongside ordinary life, people should seek, find and enjoy opportunities to explore and find themselves, and to find inner peace. My goal at the Tsingpu Tulou Retreat was to create a place, a site, for people to feel the beauty of poetry, to find their inner heart, and explore their artistic spirit. Xiangchou is a Chinese concept that refers to nostalgia for rural living and in this age of rapid technological development, it's becoming quite a movement, particularly in hospitality. These concepts come from a renowned poet, Xin Qiji. He composed a very famous poem, which goes “When I see the mountain, I can feel the beauty and the peace of the mountain. Meanwhile the mountain can feel my heart.”
A maximum of 3 people can be accommodated by adding an additional bed to the super-sized king-size bed, which is designed to sleep 2 people comfortably (chargeable).
Deluxe Mountain View Room (7 units)
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Facilities and Highlights
- The staff of Tsingpu Toulou Retreat is eager to share with visitors the natural and cultural splendor of their home area, so they have planned a variety of activities and excursions to do just that. Visitors can participate in cultural experiences and classes to engage directly in hands-on activities with the masters and craftspeople by working with local experts, villagers, and artisans. A visit to Tsingpu Toulou Retreat offers visitors of Secret Retreats a truly exceptional chance to fully experience the distinctive Hakka culture.
- Sour Citrus Tea Making:
A regional delicacy of the Fujian Hakka people, sour citrus tea is a dark red beverage with a robust flavor and a stellar reputation for health benefits. The traditional procedure takes more than two months to complete and entails over twenty processes, from hollowing out the citrus fruit to stuffing it with tea leaves and fusing the flavors. Here, you may take part in a streamlined version of this procedure by preparing a modified version of the local tea and savoring its rich, distinctive flavor.
- Tianluokeng Tulou Excursion:
Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster, a well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site, is made up of one square-shaped Tulou and four round-shaped Tulou that were initially built to defend Hakka families from approaching enemy raids. With the head of Tianluokeng Tulou, explore these extraordinary structures to learn about their special traits, architectural principles, and current practical application by the local populace.
- Chengqi Architecture Tour:
Numerous admirers have been spellbound by Chengqi Earth Building's tall, heavy, rough, and magnificent architectural style, garden courtyard, as well as its dignified and lavish modelling art. You will be escorted by specialists as you explore this location to discover more about the Chengqi Earth Building's stunning architectural design and the legendary tale that gives rise to its humanistic emotion and rich heritage.
- Tulou Wood Painting:
Incomparable in their distinctive and opulent design, Fujian's Tulou are well-known worldwide. Create your own local-style painting of the mountain scenes, painted directly onto a slab of wood, to gain a fresh aesthetic viewpoint on these unique constructions.
- Hakka cuisine:
The restaurant offers a set menu for each season that features the most genuine taste of Hakka by utilizing fresh and organic local products. Visitors can participate in the culinary class and prepare exquisite Hakka dim sum, sticky rice cakes, taro balls, fried radish cakes, and other goodies.
GENERALTotal number of rooms: 26
Time zone: (GMT+08:00) Beijing
Currency accepted: CNY
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, UnionPay
Electricity voltage: 220V
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ACCESSTsingpu Tulou Retreat is located in Taxia Village, about 2h30mn from Xiamen Airport, close to the town of Nanjing in Fujian Province.
Airport: Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport (XMN) - 155 km
Train Station: Nanjing(南靖) Railway Station - 70 km
CONTACTYao Dong Builiding, Taxia Village, Shuyang Town, Nanjing Country, Zhangzhou – Fujian Province
福建省漳州市南靖县书洋镇塔下村大坝耀东楼 , China