'China 's cleanest city', 'China's second most liveable city',' scrumptious food' and 'electic mix of modernity and history' - These are just some of the adjectives used to describe Xiamen. With all the ingredients of a perfect getaway, it is no wonder that Xiamen is a favorite with locals and visitors alike!
Here is our brief guide to the "What" you should do in Xiamen and 'where' you should visit in Xiamen, so you too can experience the true Xiamen !
Feast your eyes to some of China’s most delicate natural beauty, ancient relics and architectural wonders at Gulangyu Scenic Spot. Named after the drumming sound produced by the waves that pound the reef fringing this island.
Located at Xiamen Siming District, this Fortress was first constructed in the 20th year of the Guanxu Reign (1894) of the Qing Dynasty and consists of eastern and western platforms to protect the fort, tunnels, ammunition depot, barracks, residences of officers and observation tower at the hilltop.
Get your ‘backswing’ right at the acclaimed Kaikou Golf Country Club. Designed by distinguished Australian golfer Greg Norman, this golf club situated in Xiamen Tongan District is built on a slow slope that covers an area of 233 hectares and is bordered by a look- alike Great Wall of China, resulting in a ‘kingdom like’ look exclusive to insiders.
Enrich yourself in the oldest Buddhist School of China at the Nanputuo Temple in the Xianmen Siming District, situated in the southern part of Xianmen Island. Located on the foot of Wulao Mountain (Five Old Men Mountain).
Lose yourself in a jungle of over 5,000 species of tropical and sub-tropical plants at the Wanshi Botanical Garden. Built in 1960, stretching 4.93 kilometres and housing a wealth of plants in 29 different gardens, the Wanshi Botanical Garden located at Xiamen Siming District provides a tranquil hideaway from the urban city life.
Located at Xiamen Siming District, this center which houses a library, Science Museum and an Art Gallery opened its doors on March 16, 2007 and since then has regularly organized various types of art exhibitions all year round.
The first University in China founded by an overseas Chinese, the Xiamen University was established in 1921 by Mr. Tan Kah Kee - a person acclaimed by Chairman Mao Zedong as “the banner of the overseas Chinese and the glory of the nation.”
Walk along the ancient yet affluent Zhongshan Road shopping area of Xiamen, which is regarded as one of the ten famous shopping streets of China. This shopping paradise boasts a beautiful combination of markets and modern department stores.