"China's Hawaii?!?" Top 5 Page for this destination Xiamen by Marisola

Xiamen Travel Guide: 186 reviews and 670 photos

I was looking for a job for the summer of 2002 in China and chose a job in Xiamen, China. I had heard it was an island off the Southeast coast of China called "China's Hawaii," and thought of beaches and palm trees....

What I found there was actually a more commercial place with high-rises like Manhattan or Hong Kong!

Although it wasn't what I had expected, I loved it there!!! Be sure to look at my travelogue below on "My Life in China." China is great!!!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Everything is cheap, city is vibrant and alive!
  • Cons:Very Hot and Crowded! Better Speak Chinese!
  • Last visit to Xiamen: Jun 2002
  • Intro Updated Aug 26, 2008
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  • goutammitra's Profile Photo
    May 22, 2010 at 6:27 PM

    Lovely place and pictures, but pl add more pics and text. Nice beach and cruise pictures. We too are planning a 10 days conducted to to China soon, may be next year.

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Mar 12, 2010 at 7:05 AM

    Lovely page you have here, seems like you had a good time ;-)

  • maysue's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2009 at 1:24 AM

    Nice homepage. Haven't been part of this China. Anyway, thanks for the birthday wishes and new year greeting. Yes, I hope this would be a Bullish year for you and me! = )

  • MikeySoft's Profile Photo
    Sep 19, 2008 at 11:38 AM

    Wow, 5 top 5 pages, I only have 1 top 5 but I hope to get one for my Songpan, China page but I didn't live there. :) What were you doing on the radio?

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Jun 29, 2008 at 12:32 PM

    Good for you to have been able to spend time living there for a while!China is one of the loves of my life....!

  • Jun 19, 2008 at 10:24 AM

    Nice page

  • Confucius's Profile Photo
    Jun 20, 2007 at 9:49 AM

    With all due respect, your highness, it appears the royal fleet veered far off course as the island on the coast known as China's Hawaii is Hainan and not Xiamen.

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