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    Posted December 10, 2012 by
    Jinpeng
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    Putian, China
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    Christmas where you live

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    Christmas is all around - Arrive in Putian, Fujian, China

     
    Reported from Putian, Fujian, China


    Putian a small coast city in China, even a lot of Chinese people do not aware of this city, some people might also confuse it with Futian in Shenzhen city due to the pronunciation. However, some might heard about South Shaolin Temple, Mazu in Mezhou Island which is situated in this city.

    On the 9th December, some of the Putianese joined it first Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Over 100 guests were attended this celebration, a 10.88 meter long Christmas Yule log cake were served on the event by the hosting hotel - DoubleTree by Hilton Putian. During the event a Christmas Choir were invited to perform some Christmas song and MC had introduce the history of Christmas to the audience. It was a wonderful night and everyone had enjoined the night.

    DoubleTree by Hilton Putian is the very first international brand managed hotel in this city. It is just one of the many 5 star international hotel project that happening in China. A local Business Leader from GuoShi Group in Putian had invested to build this hotel in his home town and invited the Hilton Worldwide to manage his hotel and serve to the local community. With this opening of the 1st international brand managed hotel opening later this year, it will bring traditional western cuisine, international service an western culture to this small town and with all those fast growing hospitality industrial China is internationalizing in a very rapid paste

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