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Xiamen railway stations gear up for upcoming Dragon Boat Festival holiday

The city's railway stations are expected to handle more than 600,000 passengers arriving in or departing from Xiamen during this weekend, the Dragon Boat Festival holiday.     The travel rush is expected to last from Friday until Monday. The Railway Department will launch into holiday transportation mode on Friday.    Bullet train tickets for short-distance trips on June 19 and 20, departing from Xiamen to Fuzhou, Fuding, Longyan, Sanming and other destinations in Fujian Province have almost sold out.    Meanwhile, Hangzhou,

Popular Duanwu zongzi hits Xiamen market with favorable prices

    Zongzi is a traditional Chinese food and is the most popular food for Dragon Boat Festival, or Duanwu Festival. It is made of glutinous rice stuffed with different fillings.    Though the Dragon Boat Festival is still about one month away, many hotels and business operators in Xiamen have begun offering different zongzi gift baskets. The Dragon Boat Festival falls on June 20th this year.    Unlike the price hike of zongzi in past years, the business operators have tried to keep the prices unchanged with last year's price, despite cost

7 things to know and do during Dragon Boat Festival

China’s Dragon Boat Festival, or Duanwu, is just around the corner. Also called Double Fifth Festival, the festival is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar, which falls on June 2 this year. It is one of the oldest festivals, not only in China but also throughout the world, with a history of more than 2,000 years.   The Legend   Poet Qu Yuan in a painting.   The Dragon Boat Festival commemorates the death of Qu Yuan, a patriot poet during the Warring States Period (475-221 BC), who committed suicide by flinging himself into

Double happiness at Langham Place, Xiamen this 3-day holiday

  There is a 3-day holiday waiting for you from 31st May to 2nd June, and if you want to refresh your palate with something new, then try out the newly opened posh hotel Langham Place, Xiamen, for the celebration of Duanwu Festival and Children’s Day. Ideally located at the main road to the city centre, the newly opened five-star hotel Langham Place, Xiamen is just a stroll from Huli Wanda Plaza, the city’s newest fashion and shopping centre. Promising a refreshing experience, the hotel is a place for inspiration and design-led modern luxury. 327 spacious and

Value-add Duanwu family package at Le Meridien Xiamen

Le Meridien Xiamen   A complete journey with delectable food and art-inspired accommodation in Le Meridien Xiamen is the promise this five-star hotel is keeping to refresh every journey for its guests. Surrounded by open spaces and lush vegetation, the hotel, tucked away halfway up aslope on Xianyue Mountain in downtown Xiamen, obtaining a fine balance between an urban and a natural setting.   It boasts a peaceful hillside and courtyard view from all the guest rooms' balconies or large windows, and large options for fusion cuisine in its exquisite

2014 Cross-Strait Dragon Boat Cultural Festival to be held

     People can get a deeper understanding and harvest more fun at the 2014 Cross-Strait Dragon Boat Cultural Festival, which will feature various folk custom activities, according to the organizing committee of the festival.    This year will also see a traditional dragon boat race, which will be staged among 66 invited dragon boat teams. A new initiative, Dragon Boat Tug-of-War, was added to this year’s Duanwu Festival celebration in Jimei, which is believed to be the first of its kind in China.    As highlights of the

Jimei District to show off many-faceted Duanwu Festival this weekend

     People can get a deeper understanding and harvest more fun at the 2014 Cross-Strait Dragon Boat Cultural Festival, which will feature various folk custom activities, according to the organizing committee of the festival.    This year will also see a traditional dragon boat race, which will be staged among 66 invited dragon boat teams. A new initiative, Dragon Boat Tug-of-War, was added to this year’s Duanwu Festival celebration in Jimei, which is believed to be the first of its kind in China.    As highlights of the

Dragon boat race held around China to mark traditional Duanwu Festival

  Participants cheer while finishing a boat race held to mark the annual Dragon Boat Festival on the Mochou Lake, Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu Province, June 10, 2013. This year's Dragon Boat Festival falls on June 12.     Participants push a boat into water for a boat race held to mark the annual Dragon Boat Festival in Sanxi Village, Jiangtian Town, Changle, southeast China's Fujian Province, June 10, 2013. This year's Dragon Boat Festival falls on June 12.       Participants compete in a boat race held to mark

History of Gulangyu People's Stadium & How to get there

People's Stadium of Gulangyu    The Amoy Cup 2013 is set to kick off at the People's Stadium of Gulangyu Island on 11th June, one day before China's traditonal Dragon Boat Festival. Let’s rock! WOX has provides infomation on this stadium and its route guide for your reference.     The People's Stadium in Gulangyu was built on 14th October, 1956, based on an old tennis court called Fan Zai Qiu Pu (番仔球埔), which was particularly used foreign residents on Gulangyu Island before 1949. Ying Wa Shool

Savory zongzi offers for Duanwu Festival at Pan Pacific Xiamen

  The Dragon Boat Festival or Duanwu Festival, which falls on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month each year, is traditionally celebrated by eating Zongzi, which are glutinous rice dumpling-like treats, which offer various fillings and come wrapped in reed or bamboo leaves.   To spice up the festival, Pan Pacific Xiamen is offering guests exquisite zongzi hampers in traditional flavors. Each hamper contains 6 zongzi in 4 traditional flavors including braised meat, peanut, dried scallop and egg yolk.   All their Zongzi are handmade, and each hamper is

Home trading volume in Xiamen expected to hit all-time high in June

  Xiamen continued to see an unprecedented boom in its property market in June, reports Southeast Express. According to the latest data released by the Xiamen Municipal Resources & Housing Administrative Bureau, as of 27th June, a total of 4,476 apartments were sold in Xiamen in the month, with a daily transaction volume of 166. Following highest monthly sales on record set in May this year when 4,660 apartments were sold, the transaction volume in June is expected to exceed 5,000, hitting an all-time high on monthly sales. Meanwhile, a total of 492

Xiamen ranks 3rd in China's top 10 destinations during Duanwu Festival

  Xiamen took third place among China’s top 10 popular tourist destinations during the past 3-day Duanwu Festival holiday, reports Xiamen Economic Daily.   Duanwu Festival, or Dragon Boat Festival, falls on 23rd June this year, usually marked by eating Zongzi and racing dragon boats in China.   According to a latest list released by Ctrip.com, a leading travel portal in China, Sanya, a seaside tropical city in Hainan province, snatched first place on the list, followed by Beijing, Xiamen, Guilin, Lijiang, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Qingdao, Chengdu and

Xiamen to stage 2012 Cross-Strait Boat Race on June 9

2012 Cross-Strait Dragon Boat Race will be staged in Xiamen Jimei District on 9th June.   Xiamen is gearing up to stage the 2012 Cross-Strait Dragon Boat Culture Festival on 9th June, reports Strait Herald. Duanwu Festival, or Dragon Boat Festival, falls on 23rd June this year. During the Duanwu Festival, people in China will enjoy a three-day holiday. As a main event of the festival, a dragon boat race is scheduled to be held in Jimei Dragon Pool in the city at 14:30 on 9th June, and the finals will be staged on the morning of 11th June. 85 teams from home and aboard will

Eat Zongzi to experience Duanwu festival at Seaview Xiamen

  Rice dumpling (Zongzi 粽子) is a traditional food made of glutinous rice stuffed with different fillings and wrapped in reed leaves. It's often eaten during Dragon Boat Festival, also known as Duanwu Festival, which falls on 6th June this year. As the annual festival is drawing nearer, Seaview Resort Xiamen is treating guests with several types of healthy rice dumplings as a part of the festive celebration. 1. Purple Rice-flavored Rice Dumpling This is an innovative type of rice dumpling created by the Seaview Resort Xiamen. It is stuffed with dried oyster,

Xiamen among China's top 10 popular tourist cities during Duanwu Festival

The ferry to Gulangyu Island. Xiamen ranks the 6th among China's top 10 hottest tourist destinations during the 3-day Dragon Boat or Duanwu Festival holiday.   Statistics released by a famous Chinese travel agency show that, Xiamen ranks the 6th among China’s top 10 hottest tourist destinations during the past 3-day Dragon Boat or Duanwu Festival holiday, reports jschina.com.cn.   Compared with last year, fewer residents make travel plans due to the torrential rain that hit South China. Fortunately, Shanghai World Expo has boosted the tourism industry
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