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Xiamen is a city well suited for walking, becoming lost in thought and basking in the sun. It has become a haven for creative, artistic people and those who want to live a more relaxed life. This “garden on the sea” has the unique feel of a hometown for Chinese living abroad. There is delicious seafood and Fujian cuisine all around, and the exotic architecture of Xiamen gives it a distinct character. Xiamen's scenic spots are mainly concentrated in the southern part of the main island and on Gulangyu Island. You can go to Huandao Road and go for a bike ride in the refreshing ocean breeze, or go to Xiamen University to relive the old campus life. You can also visit pedestrian-only Gulangyu to get a taste of the artist's life.
Gulangyu Island is a tiny island located on the estuary of the Chiu-lung River, facing the city of Xiamen. It is a Unesco World Heritage Site that used to be an important window for Sino-foreign exchanges during the 19th and 20th century. The island is a popular attraction for architecture enthusiasts, providing a mixture of different architectural styles including Traditional Southern Fujian Style, Western Classical Revival Style and Veranda Colonial Style. You can hike up the Sun Rock to overlook the whole island, take a walk in the Shuzhuang Garden (including the Piano Museum) which is one of the finest Jiangnan classical gardens, visit the Hao Yue Garden containing architectures from the Ming Dynasty (including a statue of national hero Zheng Chenggong), the organ museum, and the international letter carving art museum. Don't forget to send yourself a postcard from the future at local stores!
Xiamen University is one of China's most beautiful universities. Situated at the foot of green hills and facing the blue ocean, one can have an incredible view of the ocean from the dormitory windows. At the campus, whether you are taking a stroll or reading a book, you will definitely be filled with peace and contentment. The architectural styles of the buildings on campus blend both eastern and western elements, drawing many visitors each day due to their fame. The campus has its share of romantic and tranquil sites, including Furong Lake, Furong Tunnel, and the Lover Valley Reservoir. Newly weds often choose to take their wedding photographs on the beach just off campus.
Zeng Cuo An Village is located on Xiamen's Huandao Road. It slowly transformed from a rustic coastal fishing village to today's popular and innovative cultural village. Despite all the hustle and bustle, it still retains its old charm today. You can make a pot of tea and sit on a old wooden rattan chair to view the sea breeze, or you can also take a walk through the alleys of the village to have some local delights and observe how locals go about their daily lives. With the sunlight shining through the vines over the top of your head and the smells of the salty sea breeze, you will enjoy this tranquility amidst the bustling city.
Huandao Road is a scenic tour route in Xiamen around the sea. It includes major attractions such as the ferry point, Baicheng overpass, Baicheng Beach of Xiamen University, Hulishan Fort, Yefeng Village, and the International Convention and Exhibition Center. Huandao Road is ideal for cycling. Along the road, there are facilities such as Yefeng Village, Wanyue Hill, Shuxing Park, and Haiyun Gazebo. They link together to form a belt of engaging and colorful coastal attractions that illustrate the relaxing and best side of Xiamen.