Welcome to Quanzhou

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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$54.89 Transfers & Ground Transport

Quanzhou Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Railway Station

The service is delivered by an experienced driver from a national car rental company, and an English speaking travel agent staff for backup support. Your driver will find you in your hotel lobby by eye contact, or spell out your name.  The hotel pickup time is 2 hours prior of train departure time.  This private transfer service is 24 hours available.  Please buy your train ticket first, then book this transfer service. Please notice there are 2 major railway stations in Quanzhou: Quanzhou Station and Quanzhou East Station.  Your departure train code and railway station name is required upon reservation.  Frequently Asked Questions:  Q: Is your service better than calling a taxi on site?  A: Taxi service is not always available in Quanzhou. Sometimes the hotel doormen can not find a taxi for you in time, especially in rush hour, early morning or weekend. Using this transfer service, you will have a better vehicle, better service from a reliable national car rental company, plus 24/7 backup from a local travel agent.  Q:  Do you pickup from my hotel?   A: This pickup price is for hotels in downtown Quanzhou only. Downtown Quanzhou includes 4 districts of Licheng, Fengzhe, Luojiang and Quangang. Other districts are named as Outskirts Quanzhou. Hotels in Outskirts Quanzhou will cost additional charge. Please check if your hotel is located in downtown Quanzhou before you make a booking. If your hotel is in outskirts Quanzhou, the additional cost will be advised by the local travel agent. - Plan A: If the local travel agent has receiving your reply of approval of this additional cost in time, booking will be confirmed. - Plan B: Booking will be cancelled automatically and refund will be arranged for not receiving your approval in 24 hours.  Q: What should I do if I can not find my driver?  A: Telephone the local travel agent. The staff will ask you to pass the phone to a Chinese standing beside you, find out your exact location. Then please wait here. Your driver will come to you. Do not move!  Q: Will the driver telephone me before pickup?  A: No. Your driver does not speaking in English. The local travel agent will be your backup.  Q: Will the driver help me to check in at the railway station?  A: No. Your driver will drop you off outside the departure hall of the station. Usually it is the non-parking area.  Q: What is the luggage allowance?  A: Each passenger (aside from infant) can check in with a maximum of 1 piece of luggage, total dimension not exceeding 158 cm (62 inch), wheels, handles and side pockets included. Each bag should not weigh over 20kg (44 lbs). Excessive and over-sized bag as subject to the availability of the storage space of the vehicle, may incurring surcharge.

$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.