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Xiamen

Xiamen

Been China's marine door to exotic cultures since ancient times, Quanzhou is one of the most famous historical and cultural cities in China. While you are in Xiamen, spend full-day with an expert guide to explore the famous historical highlights in Quanzhou, visit the famed Kaiyuan Buddhism Temple, one of the top ten Muslim holy sites of Qingjing Mosque, the nearby Guandi Temple Quanzhou Maritime Museum.

Meet local expert guide from your Xiamen downtown hotel, and aboard comfortable private vehicle to start the Quanzhou Highlights sihgtseeing.

Due to the special location, Quanzhou has been China's marine door to exotic cultures since ancient times. During the Song and Yuan dynasties, this port became one of the largest world ports. As the starting point of the Sea Silk Road, it accepted diverse religions including Christianity, Islam and Manichaeism, and today Quanzhou is called 'World Religions Museum'. As the largest Buddhist temple in Fujian, Kaiyuan Temple has attracted many domestic and foreign travelers who are interested in Buddhist culture. You will firstly follow your guide to explore this fairly complete set of courtyard galleries.

Continue sightseeing to the Qingjing Mosque, also named Ashab Mosque, it was initially built in 1009 and today is the oldest Arab-style mosque in China. Here you will discover the ancient history and unique blend of Arabic and Chinese architecture in this holy mosque. Later stroll around the nearby Guandi Temple dedicated to Guan Yu, and visit the only museum in China specializing in overseas relations, the Quanzhou Maritime Museum, which showcases the important role that Quanzhou played in economic and cultural exchanges with foreign countries.

Afterwards, local guide will transfer you back to Xiamen and drop off at your hotel to conclude the trip. Been China's marine door to exotic cultures since ancient times, Quanzhou is one of the most famous historical and cultural cities in China. While you are in Xiamen, spend full-day with an expert guide to explore the famous historical highlights in Quanzhou, visit the famed Kaiyuan Buddhism Temple. Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel pick-up.

Duration: 8 hours.

Pick-up time: At 8:30am.

Drop-off time: At 4:30pm.

Languages: English.

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