Today, you will take a flight from Hong Kong to Xiamen. It takes 1 hour and 10 minutes. The economy-class airfare is CNY1290.00 net per person and the tax with the airport construction fee is about CNY330.00 net per person. In the travel high season, there are 3 direct flights of Hong Kong to Xiamen available everyday from 12:00 to 20:00. From downtown to Hong Kong International Airport, you can choose Airport Express, Shuttle Bus, Taxi and Ferry boat. For more information about the airport transportations, please click here.
When you arrive in Xiamen airport, you can take a taxi or bus from the airport to your hotel in downtown. We would like to suggest a 3-star Super 8 Hotel (Add: 29# Hou Jiangli Road, Xiamen; tel: +86 592 812 0888; room rate: CNY228.00 to CNY388.00 net per room/night) for you. If you take taxi, just walk out of the Arrival Gate, where there are many taxies waiting outside. The average cost is CNY40.00 to CNY50.00. If you take bus, go out from the Arrival Gate and walk towards east for about 200 to 250 meters, you will find the Airport Bus Station. You can take bus No. 37 to Xiamen Rail Bus Station (CNY1.00 net per person) and then take a taxi to the Super 8 Hotel (CNY8.00 net).
South Putuo Temple
Today, let's take a Xiamen highlights sightseeing tour of Gu Lang Island, Huli Shang Fortress and South Putuo Temple. Firstly, take a taxi from the hotel to the Ferry Terminal (CNY8.00) and then take a ferry boat to Gulang Island. The boat works from 05:45 to 19:00 daily. It is available every 10 minutes and the charge of the ferry is CNY8.00 net per person which takes you about 7 to 8 minutes for one way. If you prefer to have a nice view in the second floor, the extra charge is CNY1.00 net per person. Gu Lang Island with the laudatory title "Island of the Piano" or "Maritime Garden" boasts the Sunlight Rock, the Shu Zhuang Garden and the Piano Museum. The entire entrance fee of Gu Lang Island is CNY100.00 net per person.
Back to Xiamen Island by ferry and charter a taxi (cost: CNY30.00 - 40.00) to visit the South Putuo Temple and the Huli Shan Fortress. The opening time of South Putuo Temple is from 8:00 to 18:00 and the entrance fee is CNY3.00 net per person. Buses No. 45, 87, 17, 1, 18, 29 and 47 can reach there from downtown area. Huli Shan Fortress has the largest and oldest artillery in the world. The opening time is from 7:25 to 18:00 and the entrance fee is CNY25.00 net per person. Besides, Xiamen University is located nearby the South Putuo Temple. You can also pay a visit to the most beautiful university in China with a short walking distance after visiting the Putuo Temple.
From Xiamen to Wuyishan, you can choose flight or train. The direct flights are all the evening flights from 17:00 to 21:00. The flying time is 40 minutes and the economy-class airfare is CNY590.00 net per person. There are two trains available between Xiamen and Wuyishan. Both of them are the overnight trains. N546/N547 departs from Xiamen at 19:06 and arrives in Wuyishan at 8:10 of the next day. Another train is K198/K199, with a schedule of 22:14 to 1159 (the next day).
Bird’s-eye view of the Mt.Wuyishan
In Wuyishan, we would like to recommend the Wuyi Tea Hotel (3 stars; tel: +86 599 525 6777; price range: CNY238.00 - CNY530.00 per room/night). This hotel is located in the Wuyishan Scenery Resort and it provides the free pick-up service from the airport or the railway station if you book the hotel rooms. If you take taxi, it takes you CNY20.00 to CNY30.00 from airport to the resort and CNY30.00 to CNY40.00 from the railway station. In order to appreciate all the highlights in Wuyishan, you are suggested to stay there for two nights at least. The through ticket is CNY110.00 net per person and it is available within 4 days.
Suggested itinerary one:
In the morning, go to visit the Happy Buddha, the ancient Yongle Temple, the Bug Red Robe tea tree and the Nine Dragon Nest. In the afternoon, take a traditional bamboo rafting on the wonderful Nine Twist Stream.
Suggested itinerary two:
Today, sightseeing the most beautiful mountain: Heavenly Tour Peak, Cloudy Nest, Special Tea Canyon, Fairy bath pool and Tian You Temple.