Angie安琪Not to miss attraction in Xiamen!Not only because of being Unesco World Heritage, but Gulangyu Island is plenty of nice architecture, history, nice views and wonderful beaches and streets. Reachable from Xiamen International Ferry Terminal in 20min. The island has two wharfs, one at the east and one at the west. One day visit is is a good idea to get an impression, but I guess in peak season is worth to spend a night and have more time to enjoy the sea and do further sightseeing.Must visit: Beaches, Riguang Cliff with the stunning views and the temple at the top, the parks, the area of former consulates and its buildings. There are many options to eat on the island and buy some local products or souvenirs.
Babic Ervinby far one of the most interesting places in china, especially in fujian province. you can easily spend here three days or even more. a must visit for each traveler. entrance ticket is around 180yuan but can be even more if added addittional services. very beautiful scenery
PriscillaQueenoftheDessertGreat views of the botanical gardens and the city below! Thrilling experience on an old-school cable car, what it lacks in modern safety standards it makes up for in excitement! be prepared to jump on and off of the cars quickly, because it doesn't slow down for passengers.
_wl***77Nicely preserved ancient town, tulou area. It`s among those that can be reached with public transportation from Xiamen. (there is 1-2 direct bus, also you can take D train to Nanjing (Fujian), then take local bus no. 6 to Yunshuiyao. Good daytrip from Xiamen!
Xiamen is a cool coastal city in Fujian.
Once a treaty port known to the world as Amoy, it retains much of the architecture from that time. The main attraction is Gulangyu, an island just off the coast which was a foreign concession where Europeans and Chinese who'd made fortunes abroad built comfortable villas.
There is a short ferry crossing to Gulangyu directly from the Xiamen waterfront but it's only available to Xiamen residents. Tourists must go to the cruiseship terminal to take a significantly pricier and longer ferry. This is annoying, but it's still worth visiting the island. Set aside a whole day to walk around the seawall and visit some of the museums in the main town.
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Getting There - Quickest & Easiest way is by plane. Airport is very accessible from all the island. Then Taxi / DiDi comfortable and affordable.
Attractions - So much worth to see! Gulangyu Island (Top attraction, UNESCO World Heritage) by ferry, Nan Putuo Temple, beautiful beaches, Zhongshan Road, Twin Towers, Channel, Fortress, Botanical Garden, University...
Hotels - We (family) stay at the Seaview Resort at the south of the island, in front of the beach. It’s easy to get everywhere with DiDi/Taxi.
Food & Restaurants - Siming District has quite few international restaurants. Otherwise there’s plenty of seafood and small stalls nearby the coast, downtown also at Gulangyu Island.
Shopping - Zhongshan Road, nice architecture, souvenirs and also shopping malls.
Weather - is mild, cloudy & sunny, but still cold to swim at the sea. The outside pools at the hotel are closed until May. Indoor pool is an alternative. No rain and thus perfect for long strolls and sightseeing with this lovely sea breeze.
More tea, steps and rocks 😅 but if you walk far enough the crowds slowly disappear and the walk is refreshing, peaceful and photogenic. If you leave the bus area by foot across the road are steps leading to a fairly new but still beautiful temple. At the back of that one is a 1200 (i think) year old temple with some interesting spots.
Wuyishan is absolutely breathtaking. We went there over Tomb sweeping holiday, and the price to go into the park was maybe a bit higher because of the holiday (¥365 for 3 days), but there is so much to do outside, that i don't think it's neccesary to go in.
I would highly recommend Wuyishan for a little break from the city, to relax and refresh your soul.
It’s all about community in the Fujian tulou; these rural dwellings are an incredible traditional feature of Fujian province, where both round and square earthen structures seemingly rise from the ground. Built between the 12th and 20th centuries, they’re usually large and enclosed buildings with only one or two entrances, and can house up to 800 people!
I spent a three-day weekend exploring a number of these old structures, wandering the wooden hallways of memorialised Tulou, as well as witnessing how locals still live their day to day lives in these Tulou buildings.
Took a break from the cold, rainy Shanghai weather to spend a couple of days in sunny Xiamen!
From rooftop cafes, to the massive botanical garden, to Jimei School Village, there are no shortage of sights to see in Xiamen.
One unexpected find was the Railway Cultural Park. What started off as me following an abandoned railway track, wound up being an hour walk along it through changing sceneries with locals playing various games in this makeshift park. I stopped walking after an hour but the railway park continued on as far as the eye could see 🛤
This was my second time in Xiamen and I def see myself going again!
nice evening walks along the nice trails and graceful curves. definitely very photogenic and good spot to enjoy urban views. cool place!
old fuzhou, old Town with olden day vibes..
a stroll along 3Lanes 7Alleys for cultures discovering, tea drinking and more and more buying... the de-facto must visit place in the city of banyan trees. 📿
the main course of the day will definitely be "Buddha Jump over the Wall"... definitely worth the long wait.