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This is a city almost unique in China and has been recently voted the prettiest and cleanest city in the country. Xiamen is certainly amongst the most pleasant places in China, with a fine mix of city, cultural and beach attractions. Located on the south coast in Fujian Province, Xiamen is built on an island almost opposite Taiwan. With origins dating back 5,000 years, trade has been the lifeblood of Xiamen and the city has grown on the commerce from merchants, both Chinese and European, who used Xiamen as their “Gateway to China”.


Population 2.053 Million
Currency Yuan
1 Yuan = 10 Jiao
1 Jiao = 10 Fen
Opening hours 09.00 – 18.00 Hrs for main department stores
Zhongshan Rd market stalls open all day and late into the night
Newspapers China Daily Europe www.chinadaily.com.cn
China Today www.chinatoday.com
Xiamen Daily
What’s On Xiamen www.whatsonxiamen.com
Emergency numbers Police: 110
Ambulance: 120
Fire: 119
Tourist information Xiamen Tourist Information
China National Tourist Office, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 12-18 Zhenhai Rd
+86 592 202 3333