Welcome to Quánzhōu

Wandering Quánzhōu’s ancient stone streets and temples of many faiths creates a rare sense of timelessness in urban China. Hints of a rich Islamic and maritime past are readily visible, and the atmosphere at times feels like a city further west. There are also easy day trips from here to the fascinating historic villages of Chongwu and Xunpu which have long faced out towards the sea.

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$29.99 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Transfer From Xiamen City to Quanzhou City

Your friendly driver will pick you up from your Xiamen city hotel lobby at your preferred schedule with holding a sign under your name, and take you directly to your destination in Quanzhou city. The vehicle size is based on the number of your party. Please kindly advise your Xiamen hotel or residential information plus desired departure schedule and address in Quanzhou upon booking. Your driver speaks basic English only, and if you have any questions on the road, you can use the driver's mobile phone to reach out the local operator. Quanzhou is once an international port city on the maritime Silk Route. Marco Polo regarded the location as "one of the ports of the world with the biggest flow of merchandise. Wish you have a wonderful stay in Quanzhou!

$98.90 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Quanzhou Silk Route Tour from Xiamen

Pick up from your hotel in Xiamen and take a 1.5 hours drive to Quanzhou.Visit Shaolin Temple,  it was originally built during the Tang Dynasty and then destroyed in 1763 AD. There are usually thirty to forty different monks in training on the temple grounds who practice martial arts daily. Then transfer to Kaiyuan Temple, one of China's largest and most important Buddhist temple, and the nearby East & West Pagoda, said to be the best preserved stone pagodas in China.We will having "Zongzi" for lunch.  Zongzi  is a traditional Chinese food made of glutinous rice stuffed with different fillings and wrapped in bamboo leaves, generally of the species indocalamus tessellatus, sometimes, with reed leaves, or other large flat leaves. We will go ahead to visit Qingjing Mosque, which is the oldest Mosque in China and rated as one of the top ten Muslim holy sites of the world, and the nearby Guandi Temple. Guanyue Temple was dedicated to two famed Chinese generals, Guan Yu and Yue Fei, but it is also the home of over twenty other military heroes. Transfer back to Xiamen at the end.