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Xiamen

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About Xiamen

Xiamen is a city well suited for walking, becoming lost in thought and basking in the sun. It has become a haven for creative, artistic people and those who want to live a more relaxed life. This “garden on the sea” has the unique feel of a hometown for Chinese living abroad. There is delicious seafood and Fujian cuisine all around, and the exotic architecture of Xiamen gives it a distinct character. Xiamen's scenic spots are mainly concentrated in the southern part of the main island and on Gulangyu Island. You can go to Huandao Road and go for a bike ride in the refreshing ocean breeze, or go to Xiamen University to relive the old campus life. You can also visit pedestrian-only Gulangyu to get a taste of the artist's life.

Popular Attractions in Xiamen

Gulangyu Island
4.4/5
40,614 Reviews
Historical Architecture
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site
Island/Peninsula
Gulangyu Island is a tiny island located on the estuary of the Chiu-lung River, facing the city of Xiamen. It is a Unesco World Heritage Site that used to be an important window for Sino-foreign exchanges during the 19th and 20th century. The island is a popular attraction for architecture enthusiasts, providing a mixture of different architectural styles including Traditional Southern Fujian Style, Western Classical Revival Style and Veranda Colonial Style. You can hike up the Sun Rock to overlook the whole island, take a walk in the Shuzhuang Garden (including the Piano Museum) which is one of the finest Jiangnan classical gardens, visit the Hao Yue Garden containing architectures from the Ming Dynasty (including a statue of national hero Zheng Chenggong), the organ museum, and the international letter carving art museum. Don't forget to send yourself a postcard from the future at local stores!
Xiamen University
4.5/5
12,141 Reviews
Historical Architecture
School
Xiamen University is one of China's most beautiful universities. Situated at the foot of green hills and facing the blue ocean, one can have an incredible view of the ocean from the dormitory windows. At the campus, whether you are taking a stroll or reading a book, you will definitely be filled with peace and contentment. The architectural styles of the buildings on campus blend both eastern and western elements, drawing many visitors each day due to their fame. The campus has its share of romantic and tranquil sites, including Furong Lake, Furong Tunnel, and the Lover Valley Reservoir. Newly weds often choose to take their wedding photographs on the beach just off campus.
Xiamen Fantawild Dreamland
4.5/5
3,773 Reviews
Theme Park
Xiamen Fantawild Dreamland is a cultural science and technology theme park with high-end technology as the main theme. An amusement park filled with a sense of science and technology, you will definitely enjoy your time here! There are more than a dozen large-scale theme project areas such as Story of the Jungle, the Battle of Jinshan Temple, Light of Life, and Magic Castle. Among them, the Story of the Jungle is a large-scale original magical stage play. Tourists who like to watch the stage play must not miss it.
Hulishan Fort
4.6/5
9,905 Reviews
Historical Site
Xiamen Hulishan Fortress Scenic Spot was built in Qing Dynasty, Guangxu Reign, 20th Year. The fort is located at the outskirts in Xiamen's southeastern end. The geographical location is very important. Hulishan Fortress is a product of the Westernization Movement of China. It is the "world's oldest 19th-century coast gun that is still preserved at its original site" and was listed in the 2000 World's Guinness Book of Records. At 10:00 and 16:00 daily, there are performances by the guards at the Hulishan Fortress.

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Travelogue

Gourmet Introduction to Longtou Road. Not One of Them Can be Missed!
Gourmet Food
Hotels
Dessert
Xiamen
Longtou Road is the most prosperous central street on Gulangyu Island and is also its food center. You can enjoy the fruit and barbecue sold on the street, or the muffins and coffee sold inside cafes.
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Eat Vegetarian Food, Watch the Shelling Performance, Listen to Nan-in, And Discover the Cultural Heritages of Xiamen
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Eat vegetarian food, watch the shelling performance, listen to Nan-in, and discover the cultural heritages of Xiamen
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Xiamen
Xiamen is a simple city that is yet refined and beautiful. This is seen when the radiance of the moon shines down on the surface of Xiamen’s sea. The turquoise waters perform a rippling dance that intoxicates and ensnares the senses. It is as long as a dream, as flowing as the wind, and as delicate as love itself. Of course, missing Gulangyu is the same as not going to Xiamen. This is the preferred destination of the hipster type. New duplexes near Xiamen University in Zengcuo’an Village on Huandao Road. Reasons to go: Convenient transportation, an exquisite and elegant room in one of the few small novel apartments by the seaside of Xiamen University. It has a seafood stall right outside the exit way that boasts local traditions and tastes great. It is an 8-minute walk to Pearl Bay near the seaside, where you can enjoy the blue sky and white sand. The inn boasts a trendy and elegant design; the rooms are clean and fully equipped.
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I recommended Jimeixue Village, Baicheng Beach, Gulangyu Island Road, Wuyuan Bay Sailing Harbor, Huangcuo Beach.
Here are the absolute best restaurants in Xiamen: Jiang Mu Ya Qiang Jian Xie - Lao Xiamen Wang Pai Cai ( Zhong Shan Road ), Xin A Qiang Jiang Seafood Stalls ( Lai Ya Bai Huo Miao Xiang Food Street ), Wu Tang Sate Noodles, Zhang San Feng Nai Cha ( Street Xin Gong Yuan ), Si Yu Min Cai · Lao Xiamen Te Se Cai ( Zhong Shan Road ).
Here are the best places to visit in Xiamen, including: Hulishan Fort, Xiamen Botanical Garden, South Putuo Temple, Sunlight Rock, Xiamen Fantawild Dreamland.