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A not to miss historical site when in China is the Fujian Tulou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site offering tourists a fascinating experience that provides them a glimpse into the traditional Chinese culture and gives them the opportunity to experience authentic rural life. While there are over thousand Tulous (earthen houses) in Southern China, only 46 of them are designated a World Heritage Site and are officially known as Fujian Tulou. This property consisting of 46 buildings was constructed between the 15th and 20th centuries, over an area of 120 kilometres.These earthen houses of the Hakka people, set amidst rice, tea and tobacco fields are several storey’s high and are built with a circular or square floor plan to house up to 800 people each. Tulous are usually occupied by one large family clan with several generations, while some larger ones had more than one family. A day trip to visit these exquisite structures allows tourists to not only explore the impressive Tulous, but to experience the traditional Hakka culture. A must while here, is the native tea ceremony and a chance to taste the scented jasmine tea produced in the region. ...more

Xiamen, China

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A not to miss historical site when in China is the Fujian Tulou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site offering tourists a fascinating experience that provides them a glimpse into the traditional Chinese culture and gives them the opportunity to experience authentic rural life. While there are over thousand Tulous (earthen houses) in Southern China, only 46 of them are designated a World Heritage Site and are officially known as Fujian Tulou. This property consisting of 46 buildings was constructed between the 15th and 20th centuries, over an area of 120 kilometres.These earthen houses of the Hakka people, set amidst rice, tea and tobacco fields are several storey’s high and are built with a circular or square floor plan to house up to 800 people each. Tulous are usually occupied by one large family clan with several generations, while some larger ones had more than one family. A day trip to visit these exquisite structures allows tourists to not only explore the impressive Tulous, but to experience the traditional Hakka culture. A must while here, is the native tea ceremony and a chance to taste the scented jasmine tea produced in the region. 

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Recommended Visit Duration

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Suitable For

Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children

Must See

The impressive and unusual architecture of the Tulou 

Prayer Facilities

The Fujian Tulou does not provide prayer facilities for Muslim visitors. Muslim tourists may however be able to find a secluded area outside to offer their prayers if needed. The Fujian province is also known to house 4 mosques that are frequented by its locals and its visitors. Tourists could get their tour guides to make a stop at one of these mosques, and use the facilities provided, if necessary.

Halal Food

Muslim tourists will not find it easy to locate Halal cuisine while visiting the Fujian Tulou since there are no known Halal restaurants at this World Heritage Site. Muslims touring this site could bring along a Halal snack or inform the tour guide of their specific need for Halal food. Since the Fujian province has a few Halal restaurants located around the mosques in the province, Muslim tourists could visit one of these restaurants. 

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China has several airlines to its name and most of them provide options for Halal meals. China Southern Airlines In order to accommodate as many people as possible, China Southern Airlines provides lots of options, one of which is the Moslem meal. It has to be booked at least 24 hours beforehand through customer service and is only available for dinner, snacks or a light meal. Please note that any changes in the flight – delays or cancellations – will affect the meal reservations. A passenger is allowed only one special meal per flight. China Eastern Airlines Once you have made your booking, call your local office to make a reservation for a Moslem Meal – or any other special meal – and you will be assisted. Most airlines state a general rule of reserving special meals 24 hours in advance, so don’t leave it until the last minute. China Eastern Airlines also offers various other options that take care of those with allergies or other preferences. Air China Air China offers in-flight Halal meals that need to be specified 24 hours in advance. The airline states that Kosher Meals are not available on all domestic flights or domestic segments for routes departing from Saipan, Sapporo, Sendai, South Korea, Jakarta, India, Karachi, Australia and Yekaterinburg. So it is worth double checking the availability of Halal food in-flight if your route leaves from any of the places listed above. Xiamen Airlines You can place the booking for a Halal meal when booking your flight, and make sure to confirm your preference at least 24 hours in advance as Halal meals are limited. This part is important, as the airline stresses on confirming the Halal meal. They also offer Vegetarian, Western Vegetarian and Seafood Meals in case you miss out on the Halal option. Sichuan Airlines The last in the list of Chinese Airlines, Sichuan Airlines offers health conscious and religious conscious meals – Halal meals being amongst them. 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    Rajabahrin@gmail.com

    Yes, this was me and wife at the entrance to their community round house. Photo taken from the 4th level.

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    Halalfoodie001

    Really cool photo!

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    Rajabahrin@gmail.com

    Interesting placs and this was designated a World Heritahe Site by Unesco