Posts Tagged ‘Fujian Travel’

Xiamen Travel

Xiamen Travel

Thursday, May 21, 2009 20:25

An attractive city with a bustling nautical atmosphere, Xiamen was known as Amoy in the 19th century. A relatively new settlement by Chinese standards, it was founded in the 14th century and became a significant port during the Ming Dynasty. The city was declared one of China's first Special Economic ...

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Quanzhou Travel

Quanzhou Travel

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 21:08

Located on the Jin Jiang, Quanzhou was China's principal port during the Song and Yuan dynasties. The city's trade with India and elsewhere resulted in a permanent community of foreign residents. It was known to Arab geographers as Zaitun, from which the word "satin" is derived. Although Quanzhou's importance declined ...

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Fuzhou Travel

Fuzhou Travel

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 20:50

With its scenic location on the Min Jiang, Fujian’s capital was a major maritime port for more than 1,000 years. It was the center of a lucrative trade first in tea and sugar, and later in cotton, ...

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