Xiamen is one of the most livable cities in China.
Locals even describe it as "a city on the sea and sea in the city" because of its coastal appeal that attracts millions of tourists annually. Xiamen is a coastal city located at the southern tip of China. Since ancient times it has been famous for the major seaport operating in the wide gulf and is still an active trading window for commercial exchanges.
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Xiamen, which enjoys a subtropical monsoon climate with mild weather year round, is a typical tourist destination with well-developed entertainment industry, which sits alongside its abundance of tourist attractions including temples and parks and other historical buildings.
- Yundang Lake, perfect for calm waterside rest
- Bailuzhou Park, a beautiful park and location for several events
- Nanputuo Temple, a Buddhist temple outside Xiamen University
- Huli Fortress offers good views of the southern tip of Xiamen
The biggest part of what is now modern-Xiamen dates back to its past days. Xiamen was called "lower gate to the sea" because of its costal location being often attacked by pirates and merchants. The old name - the "Gate to China" totally reflects Xiamen with its hundreds of years of history.
The first settlement in Xiamen dates back to the New Stone Age. But first the features of the city were gained with the Song Dynasty that reshaped the city due to administrative organization. When the power moved to Ming Dynasty in 1387, the imperial government initiated construction of villages and forward posts.
No one ever expected Xiamen would develop into top tourist destination and one of the most visited in China. The main lure for tourists there is Xiamen’s landscape with cliffs, rock formations and islands. This is rare scenery in the modern age not to mention fresh air Xiamen has. It is regarded the cleanest city in China because of nature and undeveloped economic activities including fishing, shipbuilding, food processing, tanning, and textiles.
A good share of city's income comes from tourism thus there everything is tourist-oriented from local culture, delicious seafood and exotic architecture – but all blend together to make up a charming destination to visit. You can organize your travel to Xiamen easy if rely on Booked.net to complete a reliable hotel booking.