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What to do in Xiamen
Xiamen is a coastal city in the Fujian province of China. It’s a perfect mix of the old and new, with ancient temples and skyscrapers. The city also boasts of gorgeous seascapes and fantastic beaches, which is why it’s one of the loveliest cities in China.
Start your trip with breathtaking views of Xiamen by reaching the highest point of the island at Sunlight Rock. Around dawn and dusk, you can also see the beautiful egrets flying around the lake.
Get a bite to eat, go shopping, and more in Bailuzhou Park, all while enjoying great views of the Xiamen skyline. See the iconic dragon sculpture of Zhongshan Park, and take even more photos of the zoo, flower exhibit hall, and your boat ride at the lake. Then have a lovely stroll with your special someone at 10,000 Rock Botanical Garden.
Discover Xiamen’s culture next and visit Xiamen University, as well as its Anthropological Museum. Just outside the university is the shopping area of Xiada Street. Make sure you bring your wallet to Zhongshan Road Pedestrian Street too.
Are you looking for the museums and galleries? Stop by the Xiamen Shinegood Culture Gallery, Xiamen Culture and Art Centre, the Overseas Chinese Museum, and the Piano Museum.
Of course, you have to see the Nanputou Temple. Climb the mountain behind it too, for stunning views of Xiamen. Reward yourself with some tasty treats and go on a food trip with this list of 10 must-try foods in Xiamen.
Complete your trip to Xiamen by spending a day or two at the beach. Take your pick from Baicheng Beach, Chongwu Xisha Bay, Dongshan Island, Gulangyu Beach, Huandao Road, and Zhangzhou Volcanic Park.
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When to visit Xiamen
The best time to visit Xiamen is during spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November), when you can enjoy the best weather for exploring the city. Score even cheaper airfare by booking your flights for August, because it’s the cheapest time to fly to Xiamen.
Australians need a visa to fly to China and travel to Xiamen. Just visit the Embassy of The People’s Republic of China in Australia website to know how to apply for your visa, and Smartraveller for more info. Be sure that your passport is valid for at least six months when you return to Australia.
Travelling to and around Xiamen
Your flight will be bound for Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport, and from there you can reach the city by taxi, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), ferry, bicycle, or even hiring your own private driver.
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