Xiamen

Xiamen is located on the southern coast of China, across the sea from Taiwan. It is part of Fujian Province, with a total population of 2.5 million. The city is known for its beautiful scenery and robust economy.

Attractions

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  1. Gulangyu Island

    Gulangyu is a small island lying a short distance off the southwestern edge of Xiamen; it is a few minutes away by ferry. The island is known for its nice residential buildings and shadowed, quiet streets, ideal for a stroll. The residents on the island also maintain a strong artistic tradition, especially known for the many piano players educated there. The Sunlight Rock (Riguangyan) is the highest point of the island, where one can have a panoramic view of Xiamen. Other attractions on the island include Haoyue Park (Haoyueyuan) and Shuzhuang Garden.

  2. Huandao Beltway

    Measured 10 km in length, this road goes around Xiamen Island and offers many enchanting views of the city and the sea.

  3. Hulishan Fort

    Located on the southern coast of Xiamen, this historical fort is now a museum featuring traditional weapons and other artifacts.

  4. Jimei District

    Located 15 km northwest of Xiamen, this is the hometown of the famed native son Chen Jiageng, an affluent overseas Chinese, whose financial support saw the establishment of cultural and educational institutions in the area.

  5. Nan Putuo Temple

    One of the foremost Buddhist temples in the region, Nan Putuo Temple (Nan P utuo Si) in Xiamen was originally built in the Tang Dynasty (7th-10th century), rebuilt in the Ming period (14th-17th century). Nan Putuo means "Southern Potalaka." Wanshi Botanical Garden and Xiamen University are nearby.

  6. Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Center

    Located on the southeastern coast of Xiamen, the center provides exhibition space and related business services.

Airport

Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport is 10 km northeast of the city center. Transportation: shuttle buses, taxis, and city buses.