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With a subtropical climate, lush greenery, and smart urban planning, laid-back Xiamen deserves its reputation as "China's most livable city." An entrepôt of global trade and immigration for 500 years, Xiamen boasts a rich colonial architectural heritage.
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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,...
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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...
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China, Fujian, Xiamen Shi, Siming Qu, 蜂巢山路3号 邮政编码: 361005
On the backside of Nanputo Temple lies University Street. It is packed with interesting little shops. The young people of Xiamen buy their clothes here, in shops that are sometimes so narrow that you have to turn sideways. There are also a few...
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China, Fujian Sheng, Xiamen Shi, Huli Qu, 环岛干道辅路
Having only opened in 2011, Xiamen's Shinegood Museum (上古文化艺术馆) may be new, but its contents are anything but. This museum on the eastern end of Xiamen island brings together thousands of pieces once held by private collectors into China's largest...
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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...
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Haicang, Xiamen, China
For the travel-weary, a relaxing day at Riyuegu Hot Springs (日月谷温泉) is exactly what the doctor ordered. This exquisitely designed, family-friendly resort is a subtropical paradise. Kids will enjoy wandering the paths through the forest and...
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Zhong Shan Lu, ZhongShan Lu ShangQuan, Siming Qu, Xiamen Shi, Fujian Sheng, China, 361000
Every Chinese city these days has a "historic pedestrian shopping street," and Zhongshan Road (中山路) is Xiamen's. In its favor, it collection of historic buildings from Xiamen's colonial period combining Western architectural styles with seaside...
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8 Jianye Rd, Siming Qu, Xiamen Shi, Fujian Sheng, China, 361000
When you walk into Tutto Benne (多乐意大利餐厅) expect to be greeted with arias by its gregarious, opera-singing Minnesotan owner. A sculptor and artist by trade, he opened Tutto Benne mainly so he and his artist friends would have a place to hang out....
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1 Bai Lu Zhou Dong Lu, Siming Qu, Xiamen Shi, Fujian Sheng, China, 361000
When Xiamen's well-to-do are looking to impress their friends and business partners, they head to Shuyou (舒友海鲜大酒楼), far and away Xiamen's most luxurious and famous restaurant. It's housed in a massive facility on an island in the middle of Yundang...
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Hexiang W Rd, HeXiang XiShangQuan, Siming Qu, Xiamen Shi, Fujian Sheng, China, 361000
With its elegant dining room, high quality imported ingredients, and reasonable prices, recently-opened F Bistro is a welcome addition to Xiamen's culinary landscape. After honing their skills in the Shanghai restaurant scene, the France- and Hong...
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54 Lujiang Rd, ZhongShan Lu ShangQuan, Lujiang Residential District, Siming Qu, Xiamen Shi, Fujian Sheng, China, 361005
An elegant restaurant on the seventh floor of the Lujiang Harborview Hotel (鹭江宾馆), Harborview Restaurant 's (观海餐厅) view of Gulangyu Island from the outdoor balcony is one of the best in Xiamen. The restaurant specializes in Guangdong-style dim sum...
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8 Jianye Rd, Siming Qu, Xiamen Shi, Fujian Sheng, China, 361000
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The entire length of Yundang Street (篔筜路), along the northwestern shore of Yundang Lake, is known as Xiamen's "Coffee Street." There are about two dozen coffee bars along this stretch of road, more or less identical to each other in concept. That...
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China, Fujian Sheng, Xiamen Shi, Huli Qu, JiangTou JianCai ShiChang ShangQuan, 乌石浦二里153号 邮政编码: 361006
China's coast is dotted with cities specializing in the manufacture of one particular commodity—be it shoes, toys, or iPhones. Xiamen is known for something a little different—oil paintings. For decades, graduates of Xiamen's art schools have...