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Airport Information

Name of airport: Gaoqi International Airport
Distance to city: 14 km
Airport Transport
  • Taxi
    • fare: CNY 40-50
Airport tax: CNY 90 (international flights)

Flying hours from Hong Kong on direct flights

Flight schedule from/to Hong Kong
1 hours 10 min


Home entry permit required for HK Chinese.
Visa is required for foreigners.
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Embassies and Consulates

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Customs allowance
  • Tobacco: 400 cigarettes
  • Liquor: two 75cl bottles of alcoholic beverages
Customs rules require an accounting of all valuables including watches, jewellery, cameras and currency that you are taking in. A copy of this is surrendered on departure and anything missing may well be treated as imported and duty required accordingly. Therefore make sure you obtain a police report for any goods stolen during your stay.
Recorded video-tapes must be declared and may be viewed by the Authorities on arrival.
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Renminbi (RMB)
Approximately RMB1 = HK$0.9297 = US$0.1197 (updated 25 Mar 1996)
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Time Zone

GMT: + 8
Difference from Hong Kong: + 0


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Public Van
  • CNY 1-2
  • fare: CNY 8

Tourist Attraction

Gulangyu Island - This heaven of peace covering less than 2 sq km, it's blissfully free of traffic and is classified as a resort area with a nice beach. Set amongst the exotic oriental tress are a number of mansions and guesthouses.
Nan Putuo Temple - a monument of 1000 years' which contained artefacts of the Song and Ming Dynasty
Qingjin and Grand Mosques - examples of the earliest Moslem mosques in China
Quanzhou - is a historical monument protected by the State, traditional buildings of the 13th century can be seen here
Tang Dynasty Kaiyun Temple - with 100 pillared hall
Wanshi Botanical Gardens - contain a redwood tree presented by President Nixon, and the downtown shopping area
Workers' Cultural Palace
Zhengou and Renshou Pagodas - they are of 50 m high
Zhongshan Park

Tours and Activities

Tours from Hong Kong

Shopping guide

Tong Wen Road
Overseas Chinese Store on Zhong Shan Road


Min. 10 C (in Jan)
Max. 29 C (in Jul)
Annual Rainfall: 2563mm
Rainy Season: Apr - Jul
Best Season to visit: Spring / Autumn
Temperature - Five Day City Forcast
Precipitation - Five Day City Forcast
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Official Languages: Mandarin
Language of Business and Administration: Mandarin and English
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220 volts, 50 cycles

Emergency Number

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Tourist Hotline: 5261179
Ambulance: 120 , 7213460
Emergencies: 110 (foreigner's section 552729)
Fire: 119
Tel No. Enquiry: 114
Police: 110
Foreign Affairs Office of Police: 7216795

Public Holidays

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