Explore Xiamen

From beaches, temples and offshore islands to the thriving night scene of Zhong Shan Road, there is so much to see and do on your days off!

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one day trip in Xiamen
City view of Xiamen
Night view of Xiamen
The Oceanfront Garden in Xiamen

The Oceanfront Garden

The southern coast of the island is a continuous beach lined with palm trees and dotted with bike stands, kite surfing shacks and snack bars. A beach is a popular place for socialising, riding 3-seater bikes and flying kites.

Xiamen boasts a large selection of parks and gardens, each very expansive, exotic and peaceful. They are great for a quick wander during your breaks or a few hours’ hike in your spare time!

Endless shopping malls featuring western brands, cinemas and arcades are never without a McDonald’s and stand in stark contrast against distant mountain peaks and temples.

Why Xiamen?

Gulangyu is a very special island, which is also known as the ‘Piano Island’ off the coast of Xiamen. With motor vehicles prohibited, it is a paradise of beaches. Ancient buildings and mysterious pathways wind around exotic vegetation, through tunnels and over peaks. It’s a great place to explore while you are teaching English in China.

Zhong Shan Lu (Middle Mountain Road) is pedestrianised for even more convenient shopping. It’s a great place to find Western brands, as well as cheap deals, valuable treasures to send home and to sample the best of Fujian tea.

Close to Zhong Shan Road is Xiamen University which claims to have the most beautiful campus in all of China. It’s located at the foot of green mountains overlooking beaches. It’s covered with landscaped and stately gardens.

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