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City Guide -- Xiamen

Travel Guide of Xiamen
 
Xiamen, is a coastal sub-provincial city in southeastern Fujian province. It looks out to the Taiwan Strait and borders Quanzhou to the north and Zhangzhou to the south.

 

Xiamen and the surrounding countryside are famous for being an ancestral home to overseas Chinese and one of China's earliest Special Economic Zones in the 1980s. It covers an area of 1 565 km² with a total population of 2.5 million. It was recently named China's 2nd 'most suitable city for living'.
 
Xiamen comprises Xiamen Island (longitude 118° 04'04"E, latitude 24° 26'46" N.), Gulangyu Island, and larger region on the mainland stretching from the left bank of the Jiulong River in the west to the islands of Xiang'an in the north east.
 
Xiamen has a monsoonal humid subtropical climate. Summers are hot and humid with 32°C average highs in July and August. Winters are humid and chilly with 10°C average lows in January and February. The average number of Typhoon (Hurricane) influence is 4 to 5 during May to November. The maximum summer high is 39°C and the winter low is 2°C. The annual rainfall averages 1100mm, and strong north-eastern winds prevail.

Xiamen was recently voted China's cleanest city, and has many attractions for the tourists. Xiamen and its surrounding countryside provide spectacular scenery and pleasant tree-lined beaches. Gulangyu, also known as Piano Island, is a popular, peaceful weekend getaway with amazing views of the city and features many Victorian-era style European edifices.
Xiamen's Botanical Garden is a nature lover's paradise.
The Buddhist Nanputuo Temple, dating back to the Tang Dynasty, is a national treasure.
 
Xiamen is also famous for its history as a frontline during the war with Jinmen 50 years ago. One attraction for tourists is to view Jinmen Island, a few kilometers away and under Taiwanese control, from Xiamen Island.
 
By Angela Zhangyue
 
 
 
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