Local authorities recently announced that the Xiamen Botanical Garden is working on upgrades that will transform the site into a national 5A-level tourist attraction. The renovations include an overhaul of the South Gate area, which is located in Zengcuoan (next to Xiamen University's student housing complex). The South Gate will become the main entry for the garden.
The project includes a tourist parking lot, service center and expanded public washrooms. Construction is set to begin this month. Other features include free WiFi throughout much of the garden, online ticket booking and mobile payment at all ticket outlets and a smart ticket system that accepts second-generation ID cards and QR codes.