Collected by Hati Le
West Lake, Xihu, Hangzhou, China
I took a weekend trip to Hangzhou, a city of one million an hour outside of Shanghai. The city surrounds West Lake, and the Chinese believe it to be the perfect fusion of people and nature. At the hotel I was staying at, my friend and I got...
19 Huyuan Rd, Siming Qu, Xiamen Shi, Fujian Sheng, China, 361003
Xiamen's balmy subtropical climate makes it the perfect city to host this treasure trove of botanical specimens from around China and the world, 6,500 in all. The Xiamen Botanical Gardens (园林植物园) cover five square kilometers on the verdant...
427 Siming S Rd, Siming Qu, Xiamen Shi, Fujian Sheng, China, 361001
Running for nearly five kilometers along an old right-of-way west of the railway station, the Railroad Culture Park is one of Xiamen's hidden secrets. This linear park is a fantastic example of urban planning and creative reuse, taking a remnant...
45 Huangyan Rd, Siming Qu, Xiamen Shi, Fujian Sheng, China, 361005
I'm a big fan of random museums. On Gulangyu Island, you can find the Antique Piano Museum. Due to its location, Xiamen was one of the first cities to have a heavily Western influence. It seems that the citizens of Xiamen went wild for pianos. If...
Nanjing, Zhangzhou, Fujian, China
In the mountains of southeast Fujian Province massive rammed-earth homes, called Tulou in Mandarin, have housed ethnic Hakka families for centuries. Tulou literally means "earth building" and these structures are very impressive. Dotting the...
Zeng Cuo An Bei Lu, Siming Qu, Xiamen Shi, Fujian Sheng, China, 361005
Not too long ago Zengcuoan Village (曾厝垵村) was just a quiet fishing village on the south side of Xiamen island. Then students and recent graduates from nearby Xiamen University started migrating there, opening up galleries, coffeeshops, and tattoo...