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Visit Xiamen

Things to see and do in Xiamen

Visit Xiamen.

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!

Hulishan Fortress Xiamen China.

Hulishan Fortress, Xiamen.

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.

Railroad culture Park Xiamen China.

Railroad culture Park, Xiamen.

For the full lowdown on all these and more, visit Xiamen with my travel reports from:

Bailuzhou Park

Hulishan Fortress

Railroad Culture Park

Xiamen University

Zhongshan Road 

and some handpicked spots across the city.

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