Local Information


  Gulangyu Island

Gulangyu Island, the Sea Garden, is located southwest of Xiamen City. Visitors can reach it by ferry boat from Xiamen City in about 5 minutes. Ranked at the top of the ten most-scenic areas in Fujian, Gulangyu Island is renowned for its delicate natural beauty, ancient relics and varied architectures.

  South Putuo Temple (Nanputuo Temple)

South Putuo Temple, surrounded by graceful sea and the Wulao Peaks, is one of the must-go tourist places in Xiamen. The location is great, close to Xiamen University and Lu River.

  Gulangyu Piano Museum

Xiamen Piano Museum, the China’s only museum dedicated to pianos, is located in Shuzhuang Garden’s Tide-Viewing Tower on Gulangyu Island (also Piano Island). There are 40 more old pianos displayed in the museum, among which are rare and valuable gold-plating piano in the world, the oldest four-corner piano in the world and the oldest and biggest vertical piano, antique hand-power piano etc.


For more information, please visit https://www.chinadiscovery.com/xiamen-tours.html.


» A passport which is valid for at least six months following the date of submission, with an entire blank page available for the visa;

» One Visa Application Form of the Peoples Republic of China, which is filled clearly with true, authentic and complete information and signed by the applicant;

» One recent, 2 inch full-faced and bareheaded passport photo (the daily life photo, photo copy or digital photo printed on the ordinary paper shall not be accepted);

» Other related application materials according to different purposes for your trip to China;

» Other materials related to the visa application, deemed as necessary by the visa officer.

» For more information, please contact the local Chinese Embassy in your country. Alternatively, participants may ask their travel agents to arrange their travel to China and obtain a tourist visa irrespective of whether or not they have registered with the Conference Secretariat. If participants have any difficulties in obtaining their visa, they should contact the Conference Secretariat.

For most attendees, it is easier to apply for a Tourist ("L") visa; an invitation letter is NOT required for obtaining a Tourist visa.


1. Please note that ICICC Conference is not authorized to assist with the VISA process. The invitation letter from the organizing committees will be sent upon the request only when you register successfully, which may help but cannot guarantee you a visa.

2. Your name must be listed exactly as it appears on your passport. Any differences between the name on your passport and the name on your invitation letter or other documentation could lead to a delay and/or denial of your visa.

3. It takes time for the Embassy to process the VISA application, please register as early as you can to make sure you have enough time.