Xiamen in East China's Fujian province is a beautiful seaside city located on the southeastern coast of China.Being one of the earliest special economic zones in China, Xiamen remains at the forefront of China's reform and opening-up endeavor.
Xiamen is an ancient city with a long and varied history. One of China's five special economic zones, Xiamen was once called "Ludao", meaning Egret Island, as many birds of that species used to inhabit the area.
Xiamen has received a number of honors, such as National Civilized City, National Model City in Business Environment, and National Ecological Garden City.
China now enjoys comprehensive mutual visa exemption with 23 countries after reaching an agreement on mutual visa exemption with Thailand on Jan 28.
China and Thailand signed an agreement on mutual visa exemption for holders of ordinary passports and passports for public affairs on Jan 28.