The city of Xiamen was one of the most important ports in the area after the Nanjing Treaty was signed, and consequently has a well-developed transport system. The city is easily reached by road, rail and air from most major cites in Fujian Province, with daily services by rail and air to cities such as Beijing and Shanghai.
These four family-run hotels will make a trip here worthwhile, whether you want to relax, do sightseeing or be active on the beach, they will make your visit.
Xiamen transport authorities have now launched new travel cards which are safer and more convenient than the previous kind. The new E-tong cards have several functions including online top up, loss reporting and SMS alerts.
You can now travel from Beijing to Xiamen in just one day by train on the new high speed railway route that will open on July 1.
The city of Xiamen has opened its first hospital that specializes in care for children. The Xiamen City Children’s Hospital officially opened on June 1 and will be offering in and outpatient services, including operations, GP consultancy and also comprehensive adult services.
Gualangyu residents can now access free wifi in up to 88 different public places. The Xiamen Radio and Television Network has just finished installing the equipment, and the wifi coverage extends to all the main roads and piers of the island.
Jimei District will be playing host to the annual Cross Strait Dragon Boat Cultural Festival May 17-18. 66 teams from Xiamen, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and seven mainland cities will be competing in three different categories
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