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AMOY ART DECO WEEKEND
Thursday March 23-March 26 2017 / TOUR: AMOY ART DECO WEEKEND Discover the hidden Art Deco gems of Xiamen, the old treaty port once known as Amoy. Member discounts. Itinerary & pricing details below or click here.
Thursday March 23-March 26 2017 / AMOY ART DECO WEEKEND
Organized in conjunction with the Asian ArtDeco Alliance.
Double Occupancy: RMB 5,400 (members) RMB 5,800 (non-members)
Single Occupancy: RMB 6,750 (members) RMB 7,150 (non-members)
Price includes: 3 nights hotel accommodation, all lunches, 2 dinners, local transport, entrance fees, local guides.
Does not include: travel to Xiamen, airport transfer, hotel incidentals, beverages not included in lunch + dinner packages.
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Thursday March 23
Friday March 24
When Amoy was a treaty port, the foreigners on Gulangyu Island established an International Settlement (1902-1942), and its legacy is the rich variety of international architectural styles that remain – including Art Deco. We’ll take a walking tour of Gulangyu’s Art Deco with a local expert, hear the stories behind the buildings, enjoy a rare private visit to a spectacular Art Deco mansion built by a Filipino businessman in the 1930s.
Whole day tour: lunch, dinner & local transport provided.
Saturday March 25
Overseas Chinese Village & Bai Jia Cun
The Overseas Chinese Village is an enclave of Art Deco villas with Chinese design details, built in the 1960s (yes, the 1960s!) for overseas Chinese from Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. Today, many have been converted into cafes, boutiques and hotels, creating an atmosphere similar to Shanghai’s former French Concession.
Baijia Cun, an adjacent neighborhood, also features some beautiful examples of Art Deco architecture, including some excellent examples of the hybrid style that has become known as Amoy Art Deco. A highlight of this tour is the stunning former headquarters of the Japanese occupying force. Our walking tour guide today is local architectural historian Aaron Yang of Discover Amoy.
Whole day tour: Lunch, dinner and local transport included.
Sunday March 26
Our walking tour today will take us to the shophouses, cinemas, and downtown Deco in the waterfront area of Xiamen. Much is being redeveloped, but the winding lanes and alleyways that lead off the main streets are full of architectural surprises.
Morning tour only, lunch included.
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