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We had an absolutely perfect day with our tour guide - Rogin Luo - who took us for a hike along The Great Wall! Didn't know what to expect and were thrilled to have him as our guide. Very imformative, knowledgable and fun! We go to experience a part of The Great Wall that was unrestored and see all its natural beauty. Got a long history lesson along the way!

After the hike, we all went to lunch at a small place at the bottom of the hill. Located in a house, we ate lunch in the proprietors bedroom! What a hoot! Rogin is the Best of the Best! This tour company delivered for us and we are extremely grateful.

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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Xiamen, also known as Amoy, is a coastal city in Fujian Province in Southeast China. The city of Xiamen was founded in the early Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) when the city walls were built and the town was established as an important seaport. The port was closed to foreigners in the 1750s. The 1841 Opeum Wars forced the Xiamen Port open and Xiamen became one of the first treaty port. In the early 1980s, Xiamen became one of the four original Special Economic Zones opened to foreign investment and trade when China's open door policy was practised.

Now Xiamen is recoganized as one of the most suitable cities for living and most romantic leisure cities in China. The city center of Xiamen is on the island of the same name with tree-lined beaches, the old-world charm of Victorian-era style European buildings and the tiny Island of Gulangyu of a former foreign enclave.

This is the one-stop place for planning your trip to Xiamen and its neibouring destinations such Hakka Tulou and Wuyishan no matter you are a very independent traveler or local travel agency frequent user.



Xiamen Tourist Map
Fujian Tourist Map
Wuyishan Map
Fujian Tulou Map
Xiamen Tourist Map Cruise PortZhongshan Road Gulangyu Island Huliashan Fortress Xiamen UniversitySouth Putuo Temple Island Ring Road


Top Xiamen Tours
» Xiamen Cruise Port Day Tour
Gulangyu Island Departure: Timing the cruise schedule at Xiamen Cruise Port
 Duration: Approx. 6-8 hours
Pick-up point and time: Xiamen Cruise Terminal around 08:30 am
 Finishing point and time: Xiamen Cruise Terminal around 15:30 pm
Customizable: Yes
Service: Entrance fees + lunch + private tour guide + private vehicle with driver
Payment Types: Cash, Credit Cards, Wire
Tour Code: XMCP-01
Price: from US$89 p/p


» Xiamen Highlight Day Tour
Hulishan Fortress Attractions: Gulangyu Island, South Putuo Temple, Huliashan Fortress and Island Ring Road
 Tour Type: A private tour
Service: Personal Guide + Private car + entrance fees + lunch as listed
 Hotel: No
Departure: Daily
Duration: Approx. 8 hours
Tour Code: XMPT-01
Price: from US$89 p/p


» Xiamen One Day Side Trip to Yongding Hakka Tulou
Hongkeng Tulou Attractions: Hongkeng Tulou Cluster and Chuxi Tulou Cluster in Yongding
 Tour Type: A private tour
Service: Personal Guide + Private car + entrance fees + lunch as listed
 Hotel: No
Departure: Daily
Duration: Approx. 9 hours
Tour Code: FJTT-01
Price: from US$90 p/p


» Xiamen 4 Day Highlight Tour
Nanjing Tulou Attractions: Gulangyu Island, South Putuo Temple, Huliashan Fortress, Island Ring Road and Nanjing Hakka Tulou Buildings
Way of travel: A private tour with your own tour guide and car with driver
Service: Personal Guide + Private car + entrance fees + meals as listed
Hotel: Deluxe, Standard
Departure: Daily
Duration: 4 Days
Tour Code: XMPT-02


» Xiamen Wuyi Mountains 5 Day Tour
Bamboo Raft on Nine Bend Stream  Destinations: Xiamen, Nanjing Hakka Tulou and Wuyishan
 Tour Type: A private tour
 Duration: 5 Days
Service: Personal Guide + Private car + entrance fees + lunch as listed
Hotel: Deluxe, Standard
Departure: Daily
Tour Code: FJWY-03


Xiamen  Car Rental Our chauffeur services include airport, railway transfers as well as private drivers to pick you up and drop you off at your various engagements in Xiamen. We keep the most competitive prices and use reputable licensed private hire vehicle operators.

Xiamen Car Rental with Driver from US$59

Xiamen Travel Information
When to Visit
The best time to visit Xiamen is Spring ( March - May) and Autumn (Sptember - October). Xiamen has a subtropical climate - hot and humid summer and wet and cold winter. The time from June through August is the hottest and most humid season with torrential rain and typhoons very often.
Getting There and Away
Travel to Xiamen by train
Xiamen has two major railway stations - Xiamen Railway Station (old one) and Xiamen North Railway Station. The old Xiamen Railway Station is located in the downtown of Xiamen while Xiamen North Railway Station in Jimei Dictrict, about 25km northwest of the Xiamen downown. Bus 935 connects the two railway stations.

Make sure at or from which station you are gong to arrive or leave. The fast bullet trains connect Xiamen to Fuzhou, Longyan, Hangzhou and Shanghai. The common fast trains bring you to Beijing, Kunming, Nanjing and Wuyishan.

Train Station Enquiry: 0592 - 2038888
Overland Travel to Xiamen
Xiamen has three major long-distance bus stations operating plentiful bus routes to the main places within Fujian Province and the major other cities in China including Guangzhou, Guilin, Kunming, Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou and Shenzhen.

Xiamen Songbai Long-distance Bus Station
Tel: 0592 - 5089328
Add: 211 Lianyue Road, Xiamen

Xiamen Hubin South Long-distance Bus Station
Tel: 0592 - 2215238
Add: 59 Hubin South Road, Xiamen

Jimei Long-distance Bus Station
Tel: 0592 - 6068319
Add: 159 Yinjiang Road, Jimei, Xiamen

Travel to Xiamen by Flight
Xiamen Gaoqi Airport is located about 10km north of the Xiamen downtown. From the airport, you can take bus 27 to the Ferry Terminal (Gulangyu), Bus 37 to Xiamen Railway Station. The taxi ride from the downtown to the airport costs about RMB35.

Air China, China Southern and Xiamen Airlines bring you to the major cities in China including Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Guangzhou and more. There are also some international flights from Bangkok, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Loas Angeles, Manila, Osaka, Penang, Singapore and Tokyo.
Get Around in Xiamen
It is very convenient to find a taxi on the street in Xiamen. The Xiamen bus system is very good and efficient. The BRT is Bus Rapid Transit, on elevated bus-only roads; very fast and comfortable. Fare is usually RMB 1 for each bus ride.

Xiamen Taxi Fares:
• RMB8 for the first 3km
• RMB2 per each km beyond 3km.
• Another 20% of total charge will be added during the nighttime from 23:00-05:00
• If one way taxi ride is over 8 km, the extra kilometers will be automatically charged 50%, added up to your bill.
• If waiting in a taxi is over 5 minutes, taximeters will automatically caculate the taxi fare.
• Passengers pay all toll fees for toll road, toll bridge,tunnel and ferry.
• Passengers can refuse to pay if the taxi driver cannot provide you the receipt.
Top Attractions in Xiamen
Gulangyu Isalnd: the old-world charm of Victorian-era style European edifices and breezy seaside.
South Putuo Temple: South Putuo Temple is an active temple with over 200 monks.
Hulishan Fortress: This ancient fortress houses a 28cm Krupp Cannon, the largest coastal cannon in the world, which won the Guinness World Records for year 2000.
Island Ring Road: a green belt that offers tourists a perfect place to bike along beautiful seashores.
Zhongshan Road: a Pedestrian streetin Xiamen, worth your valuable time for your short trip to Nanjing.
Xiamen University:pthe most beautiful and romantic campus of universities in China.
Where to Stay in Xiamen
Seaview Resort: No.3999 Huandao South Road, Siming District, Xiamen 361005
Swiss International Hotel Xiamen: Swiss International Hotel Xiamen
OR Jian Family Hotel: No.310 Zengcuo'anshe, Siming District, Xiamen
Yeo Hwa Hotel: No.101 Yuehua Road, Huli District, Xiamen
Sheraton Xiamen Hotel: No.386-1 Jiahe Road, Siming District, Xiamen
Xiamen International Youth Hostel: 41 Nanhua Road, Xiamen Tel: 0592 - 2082345
Xiamen Baijiacun International Youth Hostel: 20 Liaohua Road, Xiamen Tel: 0592 - 2131010
Shangketang: 515 Siming Road, Xiamen Tel: 0592 - 2521988
Lujiang Harbourview Hotel: 54 Lujiang Dao, Xiamen Tel: 0592 - 2022922
Milennium Harbour View Hotel: 12-8 Zhenhai Road, Xiamen tel; 0592 - 2023333

Lee Inn: No.38-40 Zhangzhou Road,.Gulangyu, Xiamen
Gulang Villa Hotel: No.14 Gusheng Road, Gulangyu, Xiamen
Xiamen Wujiayuan Boutique Guest House: No.33 Huangyan Road, Fulangyu, Siming District, Xiamen
Gulangyu International Youth Hostel: 18 Lujiao Road, Gulangyu, Xiamen Tel: 0592 - 2066066
Gulangyu Lufei International Youth Hostel: 20 Guxin Road, Gulangyu, Xiamen Tel: 0592 - 2082678
Mogo Cafe Hotel: 3-9 Longtou Road, Gulangyu, Xiamen Tel: 0592 - 2085980
46 Howtel: 46 Fujian Road, Gulangyu, Xiamen Tel: 0592 - 2065550
Where to Dine in Xiamen
Xiamen is a seaport city well known for its fresh seafood and local Xiamen food. You will find plentiful restaurants and small eateries along Zhongshan Road and Jukou Street at the intersection of Zhongshan Road and Siming North Road. Beside seasfood, many places offer Sichuan and Taiwanese food.

The local foods include Oyster omelet, Xiamen Fish Balls, Shrimp Noodle Soup Braised Duck with Ginger, Sea worm Jelly's, Xiamen Spring Roll, Crab porridge and many more.
Shoppig in Xiamen
Like other big cities, Xiamen also has a pedestrian street - Zhongshan Road. It is teeming with shops and street vendors. Zhongshan Road is more than just a commercial street, it is a leisure, entertainment and food center in Xiamen. Over 200 shops lines up the street with clear chain store outlets and trinket shops.

Xiamen University Street is lined with numerous shops selling garments and cultural things, and the book stores are also worth a look.
Nightlife in Xiamen
Xiamen has a lively and rich nightlife. You will find the trendy and noen-lit bars and clubs at the Haiwan Park, close to the Yuandang Lake. Alternatively, for cheaper nightlife, you may go to Zhengcuoan, close to Xiamen University. Here you find plentiful cheap pubs abd bars packed with young people from the nearby Xiamen University.


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