Plan your Xiamen Tour? Walking along Zhongshan Pedestrian Street(中山路步行街) in Xiamen is worth your valuable time for your short trip to Xiamen.
Most visitors would come to Zhongshan Walking Street either before or after going to Gulangyu Island since the west starting point of Zhongshan Road is just across the ferry terminal to Gulangyu Island ( Kinder reminder: now the wharf is only for evening ferry; for daytime ferry you should go to Xiamen International Cruise Terminal).
Avoid going to the Zhongshan Walking Street on weekends or China holidays. Zhongshan Road is bright and alive at night with different colours. Zhongshan Road 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. Most of the buildings along the Zhongshan Road are a combination of Victoria-era and Chinese traditional architectures, a kind of two-storey buildings known as “Qi Lou” (riding across buildings). Qi Lou is designed both for commerce and living.
Try the local favor – seaworms in jellyfish, Huang Zehe Peanut Soup Restaurant easily found on the street. No traffic and no smoking for the whole street, which looks clean and tidy. Zhongshan Walking Street is a must see attraction after or before you visit Gulangyu Island.
Lujiang Harbourview Hotel is just opposite to Xiamen Ferry Terminal ( offering evening ferry to Gulangyu Island) and the west starting point of Zhongshan Road. Lujiang Hotel offers the dim sum and some nice food with excellent views of the city and Gulangyu Island.
The west starting point of Zhongshan Walking Street.
The connected 4-storey Qi Lou Buildings look clean and bright.
Zhongshan Road is full of snack carts.
Many food outlets placed outside the shops lined up on both sides of Zhongshan Road.
Some snacks imitating western food are sold in snack carts.
Open-air Cafe and coffee
You even could find the sugar-covered hawthorn. The Vistoria-era buildings along the Zhongshan Street.
The western-style Zhongshan Street resembles some streets in London or Paris.
The white 3-storey buildings extends your world.
Zhongshan Road is bright and alive at night
Tip：Xiamen Guided Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself Xiamen tour and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours, here are some options for guided tours to Xiamen:
Top 10 Attractions in Xiamen
Xiamen Cruise Port
How to Visit Xiamen University
How to visit Island Ring Road in Xiamen
How to Visit Hulishan Fortress Xiamen
How to Visit South Putuo Temple Xiamen
How to Visit Zhongshan Road in Xiamen
How to visit Gulangyu Island