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 and this trip was a reward to myself.
Consistently voted one of China’s most liveable cities, I found myself instantly charmed. Clean, green and with a perfect balance between vibrant and chilled, it certainly ticked all the boxes for a city break. Furthermore, there are a stack of sights. I found myself visiting a nineteenth century fortress, a park set around an old railway line and one of China’s most prestigious universities.
For the lowdown on these and more, dive into my travel reports on:
and some handpicked spots across the city.