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Located on the southeast coast of China, Xiamen enjoys a pleasant climate and beautiful natural environment. And the city claims to be a city in the sea and is renowned for its various scenic spots and cultural relics. There are mainly five or so tourist areas in this city.
Among them, the most attractive place should be the Gulangyu Island, which prohibits motor vehicles. With rich tourist resources of intriguing scenery, historical relics and architectures of varied styles, the Gulangyu is promising to be an AAAAA national tourist attraction and surely is a must-see during your trip to Xiamen. The Sunlight Rock, which claims to be Xiamen's highest point and the Shuzhuang Garden are highly recommended. Haoyue (Bright Moon) Park and the Piano Museum are also appealing to visitors.
The South Putuo tourist area is famous for the South Putuo Temple, which is located at the foot of Wulaofeng (Mountain of Five Old Men) and is deemed to be the most renowned Buddhist temple in Xiamen. Closely to its south is Xiamen University, which is believed to be one of universities with the most beautiful campus. Near the campus lies the famous Hulishan Fortress characterized by its hold of the largest and the smallest cannons in the world.
Wanshishan tourist area located on the north piedmont of Mt. Shishan in the east of Xiamen boasts a unique sight of exotic rocks and stones as well as various subtropical plants. Tong'an tourist area also has many interesting attractions to see.
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If your departure spot before Xiamen and your next destination after you leave Xiamen are different countries or regions, then you are eligible for 24-hours and 144 hours visa-free policy.
we are at sea for a day and then our first port is Xiamen for 10 hours and then proceed to the Manila, Philippines
will this qualify and if so how do I proceed with the visa, do I get it on arrival or is their an "e-Visa" process
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You can also pay a visit to Gulangyu Island. You just need to take the airport express ferry line to the last stop. Then you may take a ferry to visit the island.
You are advised to have some rest at the hotel in the airport or near it. Then you may take the airport ferry express to the port and take a ferry to visit Gulangyu Island. The first express departs at 08:00. The duration is about 35 minutes.
On your return way to the airport, you can also take this airport express, and the frequency is 15 minutes during 12:00 to 21:00. You may reach the airport 2 hours before your departure flight.