Soak Up the Beauty of Beautiful Xiamen on a Guided Sightseeing Tour
On the southeast coast of China is beautiful Xiamen a popular destination for all tourists to explore on sightseeing tours. It is famous for its attractive seascape and major seaports and hence why it was given its name which means " gate of China'.
Xiamen is a made up of Xiamen Island, Gulangyu Island, the north bank area of Jiulong River and Tongán County and connected by the Xiamen Bridge, Goji Seawall and other bridges. This city is also called the Egret Island because of the many egrets that inhabit there.
Xiamen sees a subtropical monsoon climate with moderate weather all year round making it an ideal destination. Take a tour around this beautiful city and explore the many attractions Xiamen has to offer such as the Wanshi Botanical Gardens or the Nanpuuo Temple or go sightseeing to the Wuyi mountains and the Island Ring Road.
Xiamen is full of beautiful scenery, fresh air and a clean environment. It is the great place for any visitor; as it is filled with Chinese culture and tradition with different festivals all year round. However you decide to tour around Xiamen, you are sure to be pleased.
Top 10 Things to Do in Xiamen
Have a Hint of Chinese History on Guided Tour to the Hulishan Fortress
Have a hint of Chinese history on guided tour to the Hulishan Fortress. This spectacular site surrounded by walls made of granite and striking gates is a must see. The Hulishan Fortress was built in 1891 and is located at the southern tip of Xiamen Island. The fortress covers an area of 13,000 square meters; visitors can explore the distinctly preserved buildings of the Ming and Qing Dynasties.
It is not all fortresses and temples in Xiamen for there are many excellent activities to enjoy. Spend an eventful day at one of impressive golf courses, treat yourself to the hots springs for great relaxation, be inspired by sand sculpture parks and have fun and adventure in water and amusement parks.
Travel Tips for Xiamen
Xiamen is a great place that holds many local festivals, so a recommended time is when one of these are on. Most festivals are held in the summer such as the Phoenix Flower festival that takes place in June or the Gulangyu Piano Festival held in August. Spring and Autumn are the best seasons for mild weather ideal for sightseeing tours, fewer crowds and lower prices for tours and accommodation.
Xiamen is a great cheap and cheerful destination for tourists. It is possible to enjoy an evening meal in a good restaurant for less the US$8 per person, this is for three courses! Accommodation prices vary from season to season, but even in peak season, the costs are very reasonable averaging US$50 B&B for two people. Local transport is very cheap but unless you know your way around it is better to take taxi's
Passport holders from some selected countries can enjoy up to 72 hours free transit when they take an international transfer at the airport. Check with your travel agent. Try to avoid tap water and use bottled water instead because the tap water can upset stomachs. Check the cap is sealed on the bottled water before buying. Be aware of your surroundings no matter where you go , be extra careful in crowds.
Xiamen sees mild and pleasant weather all year round and has a subtropical monsoon climate. It is a good place to visit all year round apart from typhoons that influence the weather a few times in an in the months of July to September. The temperatures average around 21 degrees Celsius from May to August and winters are mild with temperatures averaging around 14 degrees Celsius. August is the hottest month and the wettest!