Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport has become an important regional aviation hub in southeast coast of China. It has two terminal buildings, T3 and T4, and has formed the aviation network covering all major cities in the mainland and Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan (Taipei, Kaohsiung, Taichung), and connecting Southeast Asia (Manila, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, Siem Reap, Jakarta, Bali, Angkor), Northeast Asia (Seoul, Cheju, Tokyo, Osaka, Cebu) and linking three continents including Europe (Amsterdam), America (Vancouver, Seattle) and Australia (Sydney, Melbourne). At present, Xiamen Airport has been open to the air traffic to 109 cities with 83 domestic cities, 20 foreign cities and 6 regions; 182 domestic and overseas air routes with 145 domestic air routes and 37 overseas and regional air routes; 40 airlines with 25 domestic airlines and 15 overseas airlines.
Transportation: Xiamen Airport has convenient traffic. In addition to bus and taxi, it has several airport express lines to and fro the Ferry Pier, Xiamen North Railway Station, Wutong Pier, Dongdu Pier, Wucun Bus Station, Zeng Cuo'an, Zhangzhou and Haicang. Waiting place: T3 Terminal Building: waiting room of airport express line (80 meters to the west side of No.7 Gate on the domestic arrival level); T4 Terminal Building: waiting place of airport express line (on the opposite of No.5 Gate on the domestic arrival level). For detailed information, please call: 0592- 5708275.
From Airport to Destination
Taxi: It takes about 25 minutes to get to the hotel directly. If there is no traffic jam, the cost is 50 RMB.
Bus: Walk 553 m to Xiamen Gaozai International Airport T4 Terminal Bus Station. Start from Xiamen Gaozai International Airport T4 Terminal Bus Station, choose the Airport Express Line Ferry Line, pass through Xiamen Gaozai International Airport T3 Terminal, and get off at the Ferry Bus Station (Airport Express Line Station). The ferry bus stop is about 900 meters away from the target Hotel and can walk or bus. If you choose the bus, the destination is Peace Pier, and then walk about 280m to the hotel. The cost is RMB 15, which takes about an hour and a half.
Metro: Walk 3.4 kilometers to Kawasaki Metro Station (No. 2). Start from Kawasaki Metro Station, choose Metro Line 1 and head for Zhenhai Road. After arriving at Zhenhai Road Subway Station (Gate 1), you can walk about 450 meters to the hotel. The cost is RMB 5, which takes about an hour and a half.
Xiamen is a railway hub city in southeast coast of China and has two stations, Xiamen Railway Station and Xiamen North Railway Station. Passengers can take the bullet train or high- speed train to and fro Shenzhen, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Wuhan, Beijing and other domestic major cities and cities in Fujian Province in "Hangzhou- Shenzhen Line", "Longyan- Xiamen Line", "Xiangtang- Putian Line" and other lines. Passengers can buy the tickets on www.12306.cn.
From Xiamen Station to Destination
Taxi: It takes about 15 minutes to get to the hotel directly. If there is no traffic jam, it will cost 17 RMB.
Bus: You can take escalators to the ground floor and then walk to the bus station and parking lot to take buses. Walk 261m to Wucun Station at the North Square. Choose No. 116 bus to Peace Wharf Station, then walk about 280m to the hotel after arrival. Or choose No. 19 or No. 3 bus to MCH Station, then walk about 257m to the hotel. The cost is RMB 1, and it takes about half an hour.
From Xiamen North Station to Destination
Taxi: To get to the hotel directly, if there is no traffic jam, the cost is RMB 73, which takes about half an hour.
Bus: walk 698m to Xiamen North Station Bus Station. Start from Xiamen North Station Bus Station, choose 957 Bus to Sibei Crossing Station. Transfer to No. 10 Bus at the same station after arrival, get off at Maternal and Child Health Hospital Station, and then walk about 257m to the hotel. The cost is RMB 3, which takes about an hour and a half.
Metro: Walk 132m to Xiamen North Station Metro Station (Gate 3). Start from Xiamen North Station Metro Station, choose Metro Line 1 and head for Zhenhai Road. After arriving at Zhenhai Road Metro Station (Gate 1), you can walk about 450 meters to the hotel. The cost is 7 RMB, which takes about an hour.
The official language for the Conference is English. However, in the public society, Chinese Mandarin as well as Hokkien is commonly spoken in Xiamen.
CURRENCY AND CREDIT CARDS
China’s currency is RMB with its monetary unit RMB Yuan. The exchange rate is about 1 USD for 7 RMB.
TAX AND TIP
Please be aware that shopping tax is already included in the price. Be sure to make big bargaining when buying merchandise from a street hawker. Tipping is by no means a traditional Chinese custom. Please help keep the good customs and do not tip a waiter/waitress or a taxi driver and other person who provides regular services.
Bank and Post Office: 9:00 AM ~ 5:00 PM, from Monday to Sunday.
Store: 9:00 AM ~ 8:00 PM; large shopping center: 9:00 AM ~ 10:00 PM, from Monday to Sunday.
In China, the standard outlets provide AC of 220 V/50 Hz.