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 Major scenic spots in Xiamen:
Nan Pu Tuo Temple, Gulang Islet, Huli Ancient Fortress, Huandao Road, Zhongshan Park, Wanshi Park, Hongshan Park, Underwater World, Xiamen Museum. 

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Guide to Xiamen

Currency/Banking information
Cash plays a very important role in traveling. Hotel’s reception desk offer currency changing service, or you can change money in the banks. Please take your passport with you in case unexpected situation.
The operation time of the local banks is 9:00—17:00 on Monday to Friday, and 9:00—12:00 on Saturday. There are also ATM machines around the hotel.

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Taxi fee
The price starts for taxies in Xiamen is 8yuan(US$1.17). It takes about 20yuan to the airport and ferry terminal from the hotel, and 35yuan from Nan Pu Tuo Temple.

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Clothing
A business suite would be proper for business traveling, in other situations, casual clothing would be fine. Summer in Xiamen is hot and humid, which requires cooler dressing while winter here is cold and windy, which requires warming clothes. 

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Visa
Before you plan visiting China, you have to apply for a visa from the local Chinese Embassy or make a consulting for your trip. The valid period for a traveling visa is 90 days, with an extension by 30 days. If you would like an extension for business visa, you have to go to the Aliens Office in PSB for help, making sure the passport, the hotel registration proof and your business invitation with you.
PSB Information
Location : No.64, Zhenhai Road, Xiamen ;Telephone: 0592-2262203
Opening time: 8:00—11:45, 15:00—17:45(summer)/ 14:30—17:50(winter)  Monday to Saturday.

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Language
The official language in China is Mandarin, and the dialect in Xiamen is Hokkien, which is commonly used by travelers from Taiwan. Some of the citizens speak a little English, too. 

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Electricity
Nominal voltage in China is 220V, for more plugs required, please contact HSKP by Ext.3.

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Public holidays
New Year (Jan. 1st )
Spring Festival ( subject to Chinese lunar calendar, usually comes in January or February)
Tomb-Sweeping Day (Apr. 4th )
Dragon Boat Festival (May 5th in Chinese lunar year)
Mid-Autumn Day (Aug. 15th in Chinese lunar year)
Labor Day (May 1st )
National Day(Oct.1st to 3rd)

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Public Transport
Taxi
It doesn’t take efforts for take a taxi, except for the rush hours and rainy days. The price starts at 8yuan.
Bus
The bus is usually getting crowded in the rush hours(6:30—8:30am, 5:00—7:00pm). The ticket sold is 1 yuan for bus. You can also choose to take BRT in Xiamen

Train
The railway transport system is well developed in China. There are four kinds of tickets for the Express train: soft berth, soft seat, hard berth, and hard seat. It takes 5minutes for take a taxi from the hotel to the train station.

Bullet Train

Fuzhou to Xiamen is as easy as by buses in one city. What's more convenient is that every 20-30 minutes has a train to take and it will reduce travel time to less than 1.5 hours from Xiamen to Fuzhou ;From July 1, 2015, Xiamen to Beijing only need 11 hours..

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Weather
The average temperature in Xiamen is 21℃(70℉)
It is relatively cold from December to March, with the temperature floating from 10℃ - 20℃(50℉ - 68℉),and it could be lowered to 2℃(36℉)at night.
It turns warm from April, and lasts till October, with the temperature floating from 20℃ - 32℃(68℉ - 90℉),the occasional highest temperature reaches 40℃(104℉).
Xiamen will be subjected to typhoon every year in July to September, 4 or 5 times in average for a whole year. Spring and Autumn have the average temperature of 26 degree centigrade, it gets to over 31℃from June to September and sometimes it reaches more than 33℃ in July and August. However, the typhoon would reduce the heat and bring rich rain for the city.