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Xiamen Cruise Port, the International Cruise Terminal Xiamen

Monday, January 21st, 2013
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Plan your Xiamen Tour on your Cruise Tour to China? There are major 13 cruise terminals or cruise ports along the China’s coastline including Tianjin, Dalian, Qingdao, Jiangyin, Fuzhou, Xiamen, Guangzhou, Sanya, Hong Kong, Taipei and Kaohsiung. All the destinations of these cruise terminals are full of tourist resources. The city of Xiamen is one of them and worth your visiting and exploring if you have chance to get off your cruise ship for a shore excursion.

Xiamen Cruise Port, or the International Cruise Terminal in Dongdu area, Xiamen, is located on the southwest waters of Xiamen. The Xiamen Cruise Terminal accommodates one dock for a cruise ship of 140,000 DWT and two berths for passenger ships of 3,000 WDT. 

The international cruise terminal is a massive 3-storey building with a total area of 82,000 square meters. It has customs passages, waiting areas, restaurants, cafes and other service establishments. To the south of the Xiamen Cruise Port is the Xiamen Kinmen Passenger port with two 80-meter long pontoons, offering the transit service between Taiwan and mainland China.

Xiamen Cruise Port is well located, not far from Xiamen airport and Xiamen railway stations. Taxis are available on the parking lot attached to the cruise port. 

Official Name: Xiamen International Cruise Terminal
Add: No 2, Donggang Road, Xiamen, China
Tel: 0592 – 2022516
Fax: 0592-2024649
The exterior of the Xiamen Cruise Port
The exterior of the Xiamen Cruise Port

The exterior of the Xiamen Cruise Port

 Outside the Departure Hall

Outside the Departure Hall

Outside the Departure Hall

 

The Waiting Area at the Cruise Port

The Waiting Area at the Cruise Port

The Waiting Area at the Cruise Port

Exit and Entry at the Cruise Terminal

Exit and Entry at the Cruise Terminal

Exit and Entry at the Cruise Terminal

 

Xiamen Day Tour from and to Xiamen Cruise Port from US$60

Any questions, just drop a line.

 

How to Visit Xiamen University

Sunday, January 20th, 2013
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Plan your Xiamen tour? If you interested in having a glimpse of the most beautiful and romantic campus of universities in China, then Xiamen University should be on your list of attractions during your Xiamen trip. A visit to Xiamen University could be connected with your trip to the South Putuo Temple. The South Gate of Xiamen University is just a few steps away from the South Putuo Temple. Actually the south gate of Xiamen University is on the west of the university and it is called “south” simply because it is very close to the South Putuo Temple.
 
Entrance ticket: Free of Charge. You may take bus 1,15,21,45, 841,and 959 from downtown Xiamen to Putuo Temple for a short visit, then walk to the south gate of Xiamen University.
 
Xiamen University was establsihed in 1921 by Tan Kah Kee, the famous patriotic overseas Chinese leader. Xiamen University was the first university in China sponsored by an overseas Chinese. Now it is one of China’s higher-level universities designated for the state key construction of the “211 Project” and the “985 Project”.
 
It is perched below the Wulao Peak and faces the sea with good fengshui. Basically start your visit to Xiamen University through the South Gate (next to the South Putuo Temple) and exit from its back gate (Baicheng Gate). The crescent white sand beach – Baicheng Beach is to the south of the Baicheng Gate, a perfect place for students in love.
 
 
The South Gate to Xiamen University. 
The South Gate to Xiamen University

The South Gate to Xiamen University

 
Victoria-era and Chinese traditional buildings are the masterpieces of architectures during that time. 
Victoria-era and Chinese traditional buildings are the masterpieces of architectures during that time.

Victoria-era and Chinese traditional buildings are the masterpieces of architectures during that time.

 
The western and Chinese mixed buildings built in 1930s.
The western and Chinese mixed buildings built in 1930s.

The western and Chinese mixed buildings built in 1930s.

 
 
The Furong Lake and the Library as its backdrop. 
The Furong Lake and the Library as its backdrop.

The Furong Lake and the Library as its backdrop.

 
Subtropical plants are densely dotted around the campus. 
Subtropical plants are densely dotted around the campus.

Subtropical plants are densely dotted around the campus.

 
Exit though its back gate (Baicheng Gate), you will meet the white sand beach – Baicheng Beach. 
Baichecng Beach

Baichecng Beach

 
If you have any questions, please drop a line.

 

How to visit Island Ring Road in Xiamen

Saturday, January 19th, 2013
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Plan your Xiamen Tour? The most popular sight for Xiamen, apart from Gulangyu, South Putuo Temple, Hulishan Fortress is the Island Ring Road (环岛路 Huandao Lu). The Xiamen Island Ring Road is a 4-6 lane seaside road totally 43km in length, a green belt that offers tourists a perfect place to bike along beautiful seashores. The best part of the island ring road starts from the Baicheng Beach from Xiamen University to the Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Center, a 10km ring road from south to the east.

You may rent a bike or tamden to cycle the 10km island ring for about 2 hours. You also can visit some interesting sights like Hulishan Fortress, parks along the ring road and walkway boards by the sea. If you have strong legs, you can walk the 10km highlight of the island ring road, a paradise for leisure travelers enjoying the blue sky, beach and green belts along the seashores.

Most of the bike rentl shops start from 08:00 am  and close at 9:00pm. Amountain bike costs about 10 to 15 yuan/hour with a deposit of RMB300. Tandem bicycles are charged at a higher rate.

The most picturesque island ring road starts from the Baicheng Beach by Xiamen University.
The most picturesque island ring road starts from the Baicheng Beach by Xiamen University

The most picturesque island ring road starts from the Baicheng Beach by Xiamen University

Baicheng Beach by Xiamen University, a paradise for the students and leisure travelers.
Baicheng Beach by Xiamen University, a paradise for the students and leisure travelers.

Baicheng Beach by Xiamen University, a paradise for the students and leisure travelers.

You can easily find a roadside bikeshop like this.
You can easily find a roadside bikeshop like this.

You can easily find a roadside bikeshop like this.

Passing by the most famous attraction in Xiamen – Hulishan Fortress (entrance fee: RMB25)
Passing by the most famous attraction in Xiamen - Hulishan Fortress, entrance fee RMB25

Passing by the most famous attraction in Xiamen – Hulishan Fortress, entrance fee RMB25

Bike and walk the walkway boards by the beach.
Bike and walk the walkway boards by the beach.

Bike and walk the walkway boards by the beach.

The walkway zigzags along the coastline with beautiful views.
The walkway zigzags along the coastline with beautiful views.

The walkway zigzags along the coastline with beautiful views.

The island ring road beach is a good place for wedding photography
The Calligraphy Square the beach green belt.

The Calligraphy Square the beach green belt.

The 10km island ring road from Baicheng is under the Video Surveillance. 
he 10km island ring road from Baicheng is under the Video Surveillance.

he 10km island ring road from Baicheng is under the Video Surveillance.

The Calligraphy Square the beach green belt.
The Calligraphy Square the beach green belt.

The Calligraphy Square the beach green belt.

There are coffee shops, fruit, snack kiosks and restaurants along the beach road.
There are coffee shops, fruit, snack kiosks and restaurants along the beach road

There are coffee shops, fruit, snack kiosks and restaurants along the beach road

The beach sport equipment
The beach sport equipment

The beach sport equipment

Guanyinshan Sand Carving Cultural Park
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