"Xia Men" Xiamen by Bob_Shan

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Gulangyu Island

Gulangyu, the symbol of Xia Men, is a big island lies to the east of Xia Men island. There are shuttle barges available all the time, every 10mins. and 10 mins for each journey.

About 150 years ago, there were many colonizers, who from Europe, Japan and America, occupied this Island and built houses, which have become today's major tourism places.

Hulishan Fortress

The Fortress was built by the government of Qing Dynast, for the purpose to fight invaders from British and other countries in 1800's

The Krubb gun, now claims the biggest gun in the world, was the tooth of the fortress.

Convention Center

Built in 2002, the convention center is one of the most mordernized constructions in Xia Men.

The building is servered mainly for international events.

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  • In a nutshell:an old Chinese city with lots of colonial footprints!
  • Last visit to Xiamen: Oct 2003
  • Intro Updated Oct 4, 2003
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