Xiamen is a fascinating island city in Fujian Province, southeast China. I rolled into town in August 2017 with a hard earned five night vacation from my teaching job in nearby Zhejiang Province.
I’d been working all the hours under the sun that summer. Thus the trip to Xiamen was a reward to myself. And what a reward it turned out to be!
Consistently voted one of China’s most liveable cities, I found myself instantly charmed by Xiamen. Clean, green and with a perfect balance between vibrant and chilled, it certainly ticked all the boxes for a memorable city break.
Furthermore, there are a stack of sights. I found myself visiting a nineteenth century fortress and an urban park set around an old railway line. Moreover, I took the time to visit one of China’s most famed universities and sampled the many culinary delights of Zhongshan Road.
For the full lowdown on all these and more, visit Xiamen with my travel reports from:
and some handpicked spots across the city.