Xunbu Village is located in Fengze District, Quanzhou city, Fujian Province. It is a small fishing village, and it is 10 kilometers from Quanzhou city. People in this village are the descendant of ancient Arab people. This village is famous for the red sturgeon and oyster shrimp.
Women in this village like to wear beautiful flower hairpins, clove earrings, big skirts and wide-legged trousers, which forms a unique style. There are also some special houses called "keke cuo", their living houses in Xunbu Village. Despite to the modern material life, they reverentially perpetuate the patterns of life inherited from their ancestors.
Xunbu Village was on the old trade route of the maritime Silk Road and was perhaps the Arabs’ first port of call when they set foot in Quanzhou during the Song Dynasty. The village, now under encroaching urbanization, is still fassciationg and tourists will find some old house built with oyster shells, while the grannies are still wearing the flamboyant traditional head ornaments that they love to brag about.
Recommend visiting time: 2-3 hours
Type: Culture & History
Entrance fees: Free
Best visiting time: from April to November
Location: Fengze District, Quanzhou city, Fujian Province, China