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.
D38***56It was really good there were tons of exhibits. What sets this museum apart from many is that it lets you get hands on with the exhibits. Threre were tons of kids there and they were having a fun time because you can put your hands to. For instance there was a robot that can make drawings of photos you can take there. There was also like this 720 degree VR simulation where you get to sit in a robot like car and it will spin and move around according to what’s happening on the VR headset screen. The queue was not long to get tickets maybe around 10 minutes maximum when I was there. After all it was an amazing experience.
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Enjoy an amazing get away to Xiamen for Labor Day 🎉🎉🎉 beautiful beaches, warm weather and fresh seafood 😁
Would highly recommend a visit to Xiamen for anybody looking to get away from the city and relax on the beach or by the pool for a couple days. I can’t wait to go back and continue exploring more, just don’t forget your sunscreen 🌞🏖
Gulangyu island has great historical sites to visit and is only a quick ferry ride from the mainland. The beaches on the south side on the island area great and open to the public for free 😘😁
Tim in China
The Gulangyu island, also known as Kulangsu, is a world cultural heritage site. This island concentrates a lot of history in its 2km, popularly referred to a fairytale island.
The three main settlements date from 1900s. Yanzaijiao keeps its ancient authenticity, dating from Qing dynasty, while Lu’erjiao has more European influence. While island has few residents, most inhabitants travel daily. This island is full of shops, inns, restaurants and souvenirs. A sea of people surrounded by water.
For short background, Xiamen and Kulangsu island were the main maritime sino-foreign key location for centuries, with huge development for this island. After WWII, Japanese soldiers occupied Jinmen island, with brought thousands of refugees to Kulangsu. Later, during Pacific war in 1941, Japanese troops occupied the island, restructured several areas, and imposed Japanese culture. Later the island was recovered for Chinese, leaving an amazing mixture of cultures, architecture and this odd environment around.
Bikes and cars are not allowed. Roads are very small and landscape can be very tiring. Although, there is so much to see and admire: architecture, temples, parks, gardens, beaches, shops inside old buildings.
Get there- Take a ferry from Xiamen’s Lun Du terminal.
⛴ Service hours: Everyday, available 24 hours. Takes around 8 minutes to reach the island, and ferry Can get very crowded.
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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!