Xiamei Ancient Dwellings
Xiamei Ancient Dwellings
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Andrew_Alin
Greater Adelaide, Australia1,628 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a lovely historical site that sees mych fewer visitors than many other history villaged in the area, as few if any tour groups come here. If you have your own transport, xiamei is worth a visit for a few hours, to poke around and explore.
Written 8 March 2014
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Hans R
Richterswil, Switzerland6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2011 • Solo
The place is a minor tourist site compared to others in the Wuyishan region but shows some very interesting aspects of old China and the still existing rural life in the modern China. The main "street" (consists of a small river and two walking areas on both sides with almost endlessly long benches) still conveys much of how historic life could have been. Visit the house of "brother 1", a very important historic person. This house is not renovated as in other historic places but nevertheless shows very well the typical architecture and the use of symbols to make clear to everybody who the patron of this building is. While being there, many inhabitants dried the rice harvest or cleaned the rice by using a manually operated machine to separate the rice from unwanted parts. Take a small path leading to the end of the village and have a look at the rice fields, the tea gardens, bamboo and woods on the hills. Breathe the fresh air and watch the dogs and chicken running on the paths. Also valuate the fact that few tourists visit this place which means that you will have plenty of space, quietness and no hurry to walk through the lanes. - One year ago in June 2010, the place had a flood never seen before which destroyed several houses and left much of the village in a devasted state. House were rebuilt in the meantime, not making it much better due to their completely different modern construction style.

Given all the pros and cons I still value this site as a good place to visit, if you are looking for a quiet, mostly original rural site in China. There are not many left of them.
Written 25 September 2011
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Pirano13
Styria, Austria43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
Really a great spot. It seems to be touristy, but you don't feel it at all - still very rural, very natural and authentic. Nobody bothers you, almost no junk to buy - perfect. And the atmosphere is really amazing, especially if you get to know the history of the VERY rich families who traded already hundreds of years ago with the British...
Written 2 October 2016
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AcbMei
Canterbury, UK135 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Couples
I quite liked this village. After paying the 60 rmb entrance you can walk round this village and see quite a lot of the houses. Alledgelly it was the first place to start exporting tea to the world. The father and his four sons became very wealthy hence the fine old houses. This is a living village and the local old folk are very friendly. It's a more touristy then the Chengcun village but there are more houses and better condition. Do walk down the back alleys. During the cultural revolution the owners covered up the ornate entrances with mud to avoid the wrath of the red guards.
Written 31 October 2013
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globetravelerNL
Emmen, The Netherlands1,247 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2011
If you like old buildings, ruines and see a lot of people sorting thee...... This is your place. Not my thing and actually waste of time. This village in old times used to be owned by family of 4 brothers. There is houses thoughout this village, partly belonging still to later generations of same brothers-family... However houses of 4 brothers partly are ruines and not belonging to family any more...
Written 10 July 2011
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MeuterMedia
Seal Beach, CA2,319 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Business
take a guided tour bring a translater! 60 Yuan entrance fee. 1666 tea trade started and all the way to England and Russia! lots and lots of photo opportunities! highly recommended meutermedia
Written 23 September 2018
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Peggy T
Singapore, Singapore1,130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Family
A village that you must visit. Immerse yourself in the serene relaxing lifestyle of the people. Learn the tea culture and history. I will suggest that you spend a little time to sit and enjoy the organic tea in the village. The taste and atmosphere will be unforgettable. Walk through the village and explore this ancient village that was once the busiest place in tea export. Di not miss going into the ancient houses. As there are still villagers staying in the village, please respect their privacy too. Spending 1-2 hour there will be great.
Written 30 March 2018
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Rydes
Lansdale110 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Friends
Xiamei village was the beginning of the Ten-thousand Mile Tea Road. During the Qing Dynasty, tea were traded through this north-south route. It reached the border of Russia and Mongolia to the north and Macao to the south. The village retains its ancient look with a traditional gateway. Inside the village one can visit some mansions which belonged to certain rich tea merchants. Calligraphy and wooden furniture are on displayed. I do find the brick work on buildings interesting.
Written 8 December 2017
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mike88gg
Singapore, Singapore55 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Family
a small old village on the river. A lot of old buildings and people still living in the same way as thery have for hundreds of years. This is interspersed with modern shops selling bist and pieces. You will be led towards tea tasting and to buy tea. Avoid doing this as the tea is over expensive
Written 17 November 2016
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WuyishanJennyTour
Wuyi Shan, China7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Friends
it was also listed as one of China’s Famous Villages with Historical and Cultural Significance. The Ancient Tea Road extended from northern Fujian to Moscow finally reaching Europe.Today Xiamei Village is well known for its vernacular Ming and Qing Dwellings featuring exquisite brick, stone and wood carvings. A 900 meters long man made river winds cross the village from west to east, making a landscape of water and village in southern China.
Written 11 October 2016
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