Collected by Emily Chu, AFAR Local Expert
Tianwei Rd, Siming Qu, Xiamen Shi, Fujian Sheng, China, 361005
Instead of visiting the park during the day, try to arrive just as the sun begins to set for a different experience. The waterfront gardens light up when it gets dark, providing a sparkling, romantic setting. There is a bonsai garden to admire,...
Lin Shi Yu Wan （ Long Tou Lu Er Dian ）, Siming Qu, Xiamen Shi, Fujian Sheng, China, 361005
Winters in Xiamen can get pretty chilly, so warm up with one of Zhang Sanfeng's silky and hot milkteas as you carry on exploring the island. This little cafe has Hong Kong–style milktea on the menu, as well as European-style options, too. Worth a...
Ji Zheng Xiao Mai Chang （ Xia He Lu ）, Siming Qu, Xiamen Shi, Fujian Sheng, China, 361000
"Shacha" sauce is widely used in Fujianese and Taiwanese cuisine. It is made of soybean oil, shallots, dried shrimp, chili, and brill fish, and its savory flavors are reminiscent of the Southeast Asian satay sauce. Kaihe uses this as a fragrant...
Siming, Xiamen, China, 361000
Established in 1998, the award-winning Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra is one of China's best concert ensembles and is the only non–state owned orchestra in China. Alongside weekend symphonies, the group's fall roster includes concerts by the...
Ju Kou Jie, ZhongShan Lu ShangQuan, Siming Qu, Xiamen Shi, Fujian Sheng, China, 361001
In 1684, Jukou Street was the entrance to a military camp during the Qing Dynasty. It was here that merchants began to sell merchandise to soldiers, and hence became the first commercial street in Xiamen. Nowadays, this is where stylish girls do...
Ren He Lu, Siming Qu, Xiamen Shi, Fujian Sheng, China, 361001
Xiamen has drawn much influence from its neighboring Taiwan. On this stretch of road, local foods from the famous Taiwanese night markets (Shilin in Taipei, Liuhe in Kaogsiung, and Fengjia in Taichung) can be found, making it a great stop when...
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