Xiamen, China overview

Xiamen was recently voted China's cleanest city, and its surrounding countryside offers spectacular scenery and pleasant tree-lined beaches. Gulangyu, also known as Piano Island, is a popular, peaceful weekend getaway. Xiamen's Botanical Garden is a nature lover's paradise. And the Buddhist Nanputao Temple, dating back to the Tang Dynasty, is a national treasure.

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13 Xiamen, China Port Reviews


by hisokaomi

Have taken a cab outside cruise port to zhongshan Road which is not too far, it's a tourist friendly spot with small shops and local cuisine. Have not gotten chance to explore the buildings near the port though.


by billrach

Not much to do, so we took a shuttle to "city center" for shopping. Take a photo of a large landmark near the bus stop and take a cab back to it instead of trying to navigate the streets.

Visited: Jun 18, 2017

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by Jhmoore

Excursion to Gualangyu Island was terrible! Our guide's broken English did not help, but she did a poor job of explaining what we were seeing, what we were going to see,or what the full history here was. She also had no patience for bathroom stops after a long wait for a ferry and a long ferry ride. All women's toilets were non western style, so lots of squatting that day.

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