Xiamen Tourism

Located on the South Eastern coast of China, Xiamen is a sub-provincial city in the province of Fujian. The city, which is actually comprised of islands of Xiamen and Gulangyu, and a part of Jiulong River’s northern coast takes pride in its tourism with its picturesque seascape and natural beauty. Over the years, the city has attracted a number of overseas Chinese groups with its educational and cultural institutions. Its huge port bustling with activity also made it one among the four original Special Economic Zones in the country.

The region was referred to as Tong'an County during the Jin Dynasty rule in 282. Seaport was opened to trade with foreign counties at the time of Song dynasty and has been a gateway to China ever since. It was later ruled by the Ming and Manchu Qing dynasties. It was renamed Xiamen by the Manchus. In 1841, the British captured the city in the Battle of Amoy and became a treaty port in the consequent treaty of Nanking. In the World War II, Xiamen was occupied by Japan. Later when China was making economic reforms, the city was made into an SEZ.

The itineraries of Xiamen are filled with scenic countryside and beaches lined with trees. The city is stuffed with a number of sightseeing places like Buddhist temples, parks and art galleries. The common flashes of university students hustling around gives a youthful vibe to the city.

Among the islands of Xiamen, Gulangyu offers a real treat to the eyes of tourists with their Bohemian enclaves and Victorian-style buildings. It is well-received among people for being pedestrian friendly and completely free of vehicles. The tourist information centre can help you with the maps and other travel related queries.

Numerous entertainment centres and infrastructural facilities are developed to cater the tourists during the travel. Add Xiamen to your vacation planners and indulge yourself in the various local festivals. Participate in the several activities to do in their cultural events, nibble on their local delicacies and have a laidback time on your visit to the Gulangyu Island.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Xiamen

  • Know the pollution level of Xiamen before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 51.79 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 59.38 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 42.5 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 10.71 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Xiamen for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Xiamen.

    • Burglary and Theft 13.64 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 15.91 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 18.18 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 31.82 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 15.91 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 13.64 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 15.91 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 20.45 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 86.36 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 68.18 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 18.18 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 9.09 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Xiamen is 97.55 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 80.24 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 84.71 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 51.21 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 72.5 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 42.27 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 83.33 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 49.94 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 51.05 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Xiamen

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.04 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.39 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.27 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 86.26 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 55.7 USD

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