Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Xiamen Airlines to Start Direct Flights Between Davao and Quanzhou

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Xiamen Airlines has formally announced on its Facebook Page that they will fly between the city of Quanzhou and Davao starting December 18, 2018. Quanzhou is one of the most popular historical and cultural cities in China. It is an important seaport situated in the southeast Fujian Province and is the political and economic center of the province.

Xiamen Air | Photo by Masakatsu Ukon under creative commons

The new Davao-Quanzhou route is expected to boost economic and tourism activities between the two cities.

The flight frequency based on the Xiamen Airlines website is 2x weekly, every Tuesdays and Fridays. Below is the schedule of flight from Quanzhou to Davao and Davao to Quanzhou. Flight time is 3 hours and 15 minutes.

Direct flight from Quanzhou to Davao via Xiamen Airlines 


Tuesday and Friday
Departs in Quanzhou at 9:00AM
Arrives in Davao at 12:15PM

Direct flight from Davao to Quanzhou via Xiamen Airlines 


Tuesday and Friday
Departs in Davao at 1:15PM
Arrives in Quanzhou at 4:30PM

*There is no time difference between Davao and Quanzhou.
**Fare starts at around Php7,000-8,000 one-way.

Chinese Visa

Philippine passport holders are required to apply for a Chinese Visa prior to his/her planned visit. You will need to process your Chinese Tourist Visa through the consular services of the Chinese Embassy or Consulate. 

The Consulate General of the People's Republic of China which recently opened in Davao is set to accept passport and visa applications starting December 10, 2018. The consulate is located at Acacia Street, Juna Subdivision, Matina, Davao City.

Tourist Attractions in Quanzhou


These are the most popular tourist attractions in Quanzhou City.

  • Kaiyuan Temple. It is one of the key Buddhist Temples and national heritage conservation sites in China, famous for its two towers - Zhen Guo and Ren Shou, both measures 40 meters in height.
  • Cao'an Manichean Temple. It's the only Manichean temple to survive anywhere in the world. It's located in the south foot of Huabiao Mountain about 19km away from the city center of Quanzhou.
  • Qingjing Mosque. Also known as the Ashab Mosque, Qingjing Mosque is located in the center of Tumen Street in Quanzhou City. It covers an area of 2,500 square meters and features a gate, the Mingshan Hall and the Fengtian Hall.
  • Luoyang Bridge. It is one of the four renowned ancient bridges in China. It is China's earliest stone beam bridge built in the seaport. 
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