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Xiamen Travel Guide: 186 reviews and 670 photos

Xiamen is a famous scenic port city located on the southeastern coast of China. There are beautiful scenery, agreeable climate and fragrant flowers all year round. It lies at the mouth of Jinmen Bay and Jiulong River in the southeast of Fujian province, being close to Zhangzhou in the west and to Quanzhou in the north. It is separated from Taiwan Island and Penghu Isles by the Taiwan Strait. Xiamen is the second biggest city in Fujian province granted the Special Economic Zone in China. Xiamen has also been rewarded the title "the Cleanest City of China". It is also known as the hometown of overseas Chinese and Taiwanese compatriots as well as a major port.
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My Trip

The first that struck my mind after I left Xiamen airport was, it's a nice, easygoing & laidback place, reminds of my hometown Penang. Grandpa & I flew to Xiamen, stayed there for 2 days before adjourning to Lung Yan, my grandpa's hometown. In Xiamen, we stayed at my distant cousin's place & I was ecstatic to meet up with my uni coursemate Anna, whom I've not seen for 4 years. Before leaving for this trip, I wasn't looking forward to it.. but I changed my mind, I really enjoyed my stay at Xiamen and it left me with good memories.

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Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Clean & laidback
  • Cons:Quiet Night Scene
  • In a nutshell:Clean & Modern
  • Last visit to Xiamen: Nov 2003
  • Intro Updated Nov 10, 2004
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  • May 3, 2008 at 3:02 AM

    the name of the street would be nice so that we could actually go there... thanks

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    Apr 20, 2008 at 12:32 AM

    Thanks for sharing wonderful travel tips

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    May 30, 2005 at 8:10 PM

    Great page ! I am looking forward to see Xiamen myself

  • Wild_Orchid's Profile Photo
    Mar 29, 2005 at 5:01 PM

    you are such a great travel guide! thanks for sharing your wonderful trip with us. :))

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    Sep 18, 2004 at 12:24 AM

    Wonderful to read about Xiamen Shannon ... would like to experience this area, thanks greetzzz RoyJava

  • Aug 7, 2004 at 1:49 PM

    As long as the money's in hand, I should visit a friend in Xiamen later this year, looks great- v different to most of the China I've seen before. Useful and interesting pages, thanks, Jem

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    Jul 28, 2004 at 9:44 PM

    Cool trip to Xiamen, I wish I know my kampung in China too ..but I have a different agenda in China next time if I am there , its part of my wish list ( see my wish list :-) )Great page ...more photos

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