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Located at the southeast coast of China, Xiamen is a tourist city of Fujian Province and the most popular tourist destination during national holidays on the Chinese mainland, famous for its attractive seascape. As one of the major seaports since ancient times, Xiamen boasts gorgeous seaside surroundings. The name of 'Xiamen' was consequently given, which means 'a gate of China'. As one of the forerunners of the special economic zones of China, Xiamen mainly consists of Xiamen Island, Gulangyu Island, the north bank area of the Jiulong River and Tong'an County, is connected with the mainland by the Gaoji Seawall, Xiamen Bridge, etc. Xiamen has been called the Egret Island because of the hundreds of thousands of egrets inhabiting there. This is due to the beautiful natural scenery, the fresh air and the clean environment of the city.

Being of a subtropical monsoon climate with mild weather all year round, Xiamen is an ideal destination for you. It is a green city with abundant tourist attractions such as islands, mountains, temples and parks, etc., providing you with a full sightseeing schedule. The well-known Gulangyu Island, Nanputuo Temple and other tourist areas like Jimei, Hulishan Battery, Wanshiyan, etc. are highly recommended. A sea tourist line is also available for you to enjoy the amazing scenery of many beautiful small islands around.

Meanwhile Xiamen has plenty of special local products to be added to your shopping list, including various kinds of tealeaves, fruits like sugarcanes, olives and longans as well as sea products such as fish, prawns, crabs, abalones and lancelets.

Being the hometown of many overseas Chinese, Xiamen has actually benefited from the contribution of overseas Chinese and its economy has undertaken great advancement. To promote its tourism industry, it has established not only the corresponding infrastructures, but also a great variety of entertainment centers. The folk customs of the minorities, varied local festivals and especially the particular local dishes and snacks are also appealing to visitors. Xiamen, with distinct oriental culture and southern Fujian features, welcomes visitors from all over the world.

Xiamen has a large expat community which has helped in developing a lively bar and entertainment scene. There are many places in the city to catch up with friends for a coffee or a cold beer. Expat events such as football games, beach parties and social gatherings are common. Xiamen has a huge range of supermarkets and foreign stores which are guaranteed to service most of your culinary and cooking desires.



 
 
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