Fujian is traditionally described as “Eight parts mountains, one part water, and one part farmland”. With its sheltered bays and harbours it is a centre for maritime fishing and aquaculture. The population is as diverse as the landscape – it is said that the local dialects change every 7 miles. The region also has a fascinating colonial history, still evident today, with the Victorian architecture providing an interesting contrast to the more traditional style of building.
Xiapu is a mecca for photographers. It has been a fishing haven for centuries, and the mud flats and fields of kelp offer spectacular photographic opportunities. The bamboo poles rising from the mudflats support nets used for the drying of the catch; they create interesting patterns that reflect in the warm waters. The colours of the sunrise and sunset enhance the picturesque environment, and the movement of the tides create a constantly changing landscape, altering the scene throughout the day.
We use the town as a base for four nights but aim to be out for long photo sessions each day so as to capture a wide range of interesting shots. We've selected the dates for this photo tour to coincide with optimal tides and we just have to hope for some puffy clouds in the sky to make for perfect compositions.
|Travel dates||September 25 - October 1, 2017|
|Travel style||Explorer Series, photo tour|
|Small group||Maximum 8 photographers|
|Please note||This photo tour is followed by Tulou Explorer. Anyone wishing to combine the two can connect easily with a fast train from Fuzhou to Xiamen. We are happy to arrange this, and to offer a loyalty discount for the second trip.|
|Rooming basis||The price displayed is for a shared room in 4 star hotels throughout. Single-occupancy rooms are available upon request. A single supplement of $475 will apply.|