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Meizhou Island, Putian

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Meizhou Island is a small island close to the shores of Putian, Fujian Province, People's Republic of China. It is known for being the birthplace of the goddess Matsu. Meizhou has 38,000 inhabitants, most of whom are involved in the fishing industry.HistoryAn open provincial tourism economic region since June 1988, in April 1992 Meizhou Island introduced a landing visa policy for visitors from Taiwan. In October of the same year it became a national tourism-vacation region . The island was formally opened to visitors from overseas in October 1999.Annually, some 100,000 Taiwanese pilgrims come to Meizhou to see the place where Matsu once lived, some of whom visit every year.AdministrationMeizhou Island is administered by Meizhou Town, an area that is divided into 11 villages: Gaozhu (高朱) Xiashan (下山) "Downhill" Lianche (莲池) "Lotus Pond" Beidai (北埭 dài) "North Dam" Dongcai (东蔡) "The East Cais" Xiting (西亭) "The Western Pavilion" Ganglou (港楼) "The Tower by the Port" Zhaixia (寨下) "Lower Village" Dayang (大洋) "Great Ocean" along with three others.Meizhou Town is an administrative unit within the Xiuyu District of Putian City.GeographyLocated in the northern part of the mouth of Meizhou Bay, Meizhou Island covers an area of 14.35km2 and measures 9.6km north-south, and 1.3km east-west. The beach runs for around 20km.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Besides chose not to eat much, hotel or accommodation not many, others are quite good, especially the Matsu Temple, that was so good, the old temple is rather well! Gold Beach is good, worth it!
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  • May 10, 2017
    Went to the island for the celebration of the Goddess​ Matsu. It was rammed as it was also a public holiday. A massive amazing site. Fantastic temples and shrines. There's a lot steps and walking to c...  more »
  • September 12, 2016
    It has been one of the most beautiful days I spent in Putian, China. I've been there with my girlfriend and her close relatives, and we spent there a full day among temples, caves, gardens and statues...  more »
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  • May 23, 2015
    Good. I want to go to
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  • March 30, 2016
    Good times
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