"Xiamen - Amoy Port, Fukkien" Top 5 Page for this destination Xiamen by SLLiew

Xiamen Travel Guide: 186 reviews and 671 photos

Many overseas Chinese in Southeast left from Amoy to start a new life. Many have returned to visit their homeland as tourist or investing in the local economy. Xiamen is a port which was forced to be open to the West and still have an island of European style buildings.

Xiamen is also one of the closest city to Taiwan in geographical distance, historical and cultural ties.

The majority of the Penangite Chinese are Hokkien (Fujianese) and so I did sample the local food as see a similarity but still prefer Penang style. It is like comparing the original Italian pizza and American gourmet pizza.

Back to Xiamen, it has been rated one of the top places in China to live in. Not a top 10 tourist destination in China but interesting place to spend a day or two touring if you happen to be here for business or transit to your home village or tourist destinations.

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  • Mikebb's Profile Photo
    Sep 11, 2009 at 4:14 PM

    Enjoyed your page SL. Surprised to see the European style homes . Must visit China soon before it loses its natural charm.

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Apr 30, 2009 at 1:00 AM

    Lovely Xiamen page! Nanputuo looks amazing and ferry to Gulangyu Island sounds interesting. Thanks for visiting our Macao page. ~ho & pang

  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Apr 12, 2008 at 6:07 AM

    Another excellent page SL!

  • Dabs's Profile Photo
    Mar 9, 2008 at 4:41 PM

    I like the idea of being carried up the stairs! I wish someone would do that for me at home :-)

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Dec 17, 2007 at 7:06 AM

    Very interesting page on Xiamen SL. Good info on restaurants & hotel accommodation.

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Dec 10, 2007 at 9:15 AM

    Excellent page. I often ask strangers to take a photo of me with my camera. Thanks for the warning. Another place I would love to visit.

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Nov 10, 2007 at 11:17 PM

    The wooden carp drum looks beautiful! I have never been to China but should defenitly go one day.

  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Nov 10, 2007 at 4:46 AM

    Hi SL, Xiamen is a popular travel destination in China! The only time I have been there is at the Xiamen airport during transit flight from Beijing to Singapore :)

  • RoyJava's Profile Photo
    Nov 9, 2007 at 1:47 AM

    Hi Liew,... great to read about Xiamen. And the Buddhist Temple "Nanputuo". You created an attractive Xiamen VT Page, well done, greets RoyJava

  • Nov 8, 2007 at 11:29 AM

    How often do you get across to China?Great travel pages.


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