A great day trip involves a ferry ride onto the mainland. Photo: ImagineChina

Xiamen’s Mansion Gate serves as model for China’s cities

Xiamen earned its name from an ancient castle, the “Lower Gate Fortress” but, as it flourished, the city’s leaders decided to replace lower with its Putonghua homonym “mansion”, changing it from Lower Gate to Mansion Gate

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A great day trip involves a ferry ride onto the mainland. Photo: ImagineChina
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