Xiamen Attractions

Gulangyu Island, Xiamen
Gulangyu Island
 Gulangyu Island
 South Putuo Temple

 Hulishan Fortress
 Jimei

Located on the southeast coast of China, Xiamen enjoys a pleasant climate and beautiful natural environment. And the city claims to be a city in the sea and is renowned for its various scenic spots and cultural relics. There are mainly five or so tourist areas in this city.

Among them, the most attractive place should be the Gulangyu Island, which prohibits motor vehicles. With rich tourist resources of intriguing scenery, historical relics and architectures of varied styles, the Gulangyu is promising to be an AAAAA national tourist attraction and surely is a must-see during your trip to Xiamen. The Sunlight Rock, which claims to be Xiamen's highest point and the Shuzhuang Garden are highly recommended. Haoyue (Bright Moon) Park and the Piano Museum are also appealing to visitors.

The South Putuo tourist area is famous for the South Putuo Temple, which is located at the foot of Wulaofeng (Mountain of Five Old Men) and is deemed to be the most renowned Buddhist temple in Xiamen. Closely to its south is Xiamen University, which is believed to be one of universities with the most beautiful campus. Near the campus lies the famous Hulishan Fortress characterized by its hold of the largest and the smallest cannons in the world.
South Putuo Temple, Xiamen
South Putuo Temple
Jimei, Xiamen
Jimei
Another remarkable tourist area is Jimei, the hometown of Mr. Tan Kah Kee (Chen Jiageng), an outstanding educator and leader of overseas Chinese. The academic atmosphere and attractive natural scenery of Jimei is manifested by attractions such as Jimei Study Village and Ao Yuan. In addition, Guilai Tang, Jiageng Park, etc. are also worth visiting.

Wanshishan tourist area located on the north piedmont of Mt. Shishan in the east of Xiamen boasts a unique sight of exotic rocks and stones as well as various subtropical plants. Tong'an tourist area also has many interesting attractions to see.
- Last modified on Nov. 08, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Xiamen Attractions
Asked by CL from SINGAPORE | Nov. 08, 2018 02:26Reply
What are the ways for tourists to move around in Xiamen?
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Answered by Lenore from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 08, 2018 19:01
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The bus and metro in this city is very convenient and you can depend on them to move around. There is no need to hire a car in this city.
Asked by Percy from PHILIPPINES | May. 28, 2017 18:38Reply
How to get from Gaoqi Airport to Xiamen University? Any other place to go when I get there?
I will have a 12hr layover before my flight to Manila and 21 hours before my flight going back to Vancouver.

Thanks!
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Answered by Hebe from POLAND | May. 31, 2017 22:39
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You can take the airport express ferry line to the ferry port Bus Stop, and then you may transfer bus no.b1 to the south gate of the university directly.
You can also pay a visit to Gulangyu Island. You just need to take the airport express ferry line to the last stop. Then you may take a ferry to visit the island.
Answered by Percy from PHILIPPINES | Jun. 02, 2017 23:34
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May I know where is the airport express ferry located? May I know the cost of the travel if you have the information please? Thanks
Answered by Percy from PHILIPPINES | Jun. 02, 2017 23:43
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I mean which part of the airport.
Asked by Dale Walker from USA | May. 23, 2017 19:12Reply
I will be traveling in September of 2017, to Bali, with a 20 hour lay-over in Xiamen.
What can be seen in this short time? Arrive at 11:45PM and depart at 6:45PM the next day. Thanks-Dale.
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Answered by Lucy from CANADA | May. 27, 2017 02:14
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First, you need to apply for a stay permit when you need to get out of the airport.
You are advised to have some rest at the hotel in the airport or near it. Then you may take the airport ferry express to the port and take a ferry to visit Gulangyu Island. The first express departs at 08:00. The duration is about 35 minutes.
On your return way to the airport, you can also take this airport express, and the frequency is 15 minutes during 12:00 to 21:00. You may reach the airport 2 hours before your departure flight.
Asked by KW Cheah from MALAYSIA | Nov. 05, 2016 03:04Reply
I am interested to go to Wuyi Mountain from Xiamen, what are the option I have?
I wound appreciate if you can give me the various type of transport and the cost?
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Answered by George from USA | Nov. 07, 2016 00:52
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1. Take a bullet train to Wuyishan North from North Railway Station (about 3 to 3.5 hours). A second class seat costs CNY 191; a first class seat costs CNY 287. Upon arrival, take bus line 7 to the mountain.

2. Take a direct flight to Wuyishan (about 1 hour). The price of the flight ticket varies greatly according to airlines and seasons. Upon arrival, take bus line 6 or 7 to the mountain.

You can choose the way you like. Have a nice trip!
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