Getting to join a local tour to one of the tulous is as simple and easy to arrange one.
Just ask your hotel frontdesk and they will gladly assist you. And reasonably price.
It's an interesting experience especially if you get to walk up to the top floor and get an overall view. It's solidly built and holds up lots of weight with just wood and mud in its wall and foundation.
But the tour guide will only bring you to the most well kept one (there are 4-5). We manage to explore beyond that and visited a 600 years old tulou at one end. It needs lot of renovation to withstand itself but the structure speaks for its engineering feat. It's a true experience to see how nature and human have work their ways against it and yet stand firmly upright!
If you happen to be in Xiamen, spare a day and you won't regret.
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