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Xiamen, China

Xiamen (厦门; Xiàmén) is a coastal city in Fujian Province in China. It has been an important port for centuries and became one of China's earliest Special Economic Zones in the 1980s. The name Xiamen means "door to the house", referring to the city's centuries-old role as a gateway to China.
It is not Taipei or Hong Kong, but compared to most other cities in the region, Xiamen is definitely a very vibrant, affluent and modern place. It got an international award in a contest for most livable cities in 2002; neighboring Quanzhou won the following year.
The most important tourist area is Gulangyu Island, a small island which contains some beautiful colonial buildings and is car free.

Understand

Most of the city is on Xiamen island. The mainland areas Jimei and Haicang, just across bridges, and the smaller island Gulangyu are administrative parts... Read more

Xiamen, China

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Xiamen (厦门; Xiàmén) is a coastal city in Fujian Province in China. It has been an important port for centuries and became one of China's earliest Special Economic Zones in the 1980s. The name Xiamen means "door to the house", referring to the city's centuries-old role as a gateway to China.
It is not Taipei or Hong Kong, but compared to most other cities in the region, Xiamen is definitely a very vibrant, affluent and modern place. It got an international award in a contest for most livable cities in 2002; neighboring Quanzhou won the following year.
The most important tourist area is Gulangyu Island, a small island which contains some beautiful colonial buildings and is car free.

Understand

Most of the city is on Xiamen island. The mainland areas Jimei and Haicang, just across bridges, and the smaller island Gulangyu are administrative parts of the same city, but geographically distinct.
Until 1840, Western countries were allowed to trade only in Guangzhou (which they called Canton), and only under strict controls. After China lost the First Opium War, Britain took Hong Kong and China opened five Treaty Ports: Guangzhou, Xiamen (then known as Amoy), Fuzhou, Ningbo, and Shanghai. In Xiamen, the island Gulangyu became a foreign enclave with consulates and luxurious homes. Today it is a quiet area (no motorcycles) and five minutes by ferry from downtown, and still quite scenic.
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Fujian was a focus of missionary activity. There are still many historic churches in the region.
In the 1970s, Xiamen was one of the first cities to become a Special Economic Zone to encourage development and open mainland China to the outside world; since then it has flourished. Technically, only Xiamen Island and Gulyang Yu are in the SEZ, but the whole region is flourishing. Xiamen has more Taiwan investment than any other mainland city, partly because Taiwanese is a dialect of Minnan (Southern Min), the local language of southern Fujian. There is also a major influx of other foreign investment; among the foreign companies with large factories in Xiamen are Lifetime Products, Dell, and Kodak.

Climate

Xiamen is just one degree north of the Tropic of Cancer. The climate is subtropical, warm year round; even in the coldest winter months (January and February), the average nightly low is 10 °C (50 °F). Frost is extremely rare and the last time it snowed was a freak storm in 1893.

It does get hot in summer; in July and August, average daily high and low are 32 and 25 °C (~ 90 and 77 °F), and it is often humid as well. There is a fair bit of rain; the average is 1350 mm (~ 53 inches) a year. October to January are the driest months.

Xiamen has cleaner air than many Chinese cities; it is right on the sea, there is not much heavy industry and almost no domestic heating with coal, and the city government is generally strict about pollution since it might drive away investment. Xiamen got an international award in a contest for most livable and environmentally aware cities in 2002; neighboring Quanzhou won the following year.

There is a risk of typhoons, mainly, July to September, but Xiamen is partly sheltered from them. Typhoons come in off the Pacific; most of them cross Taiwan before reaching Xiamen, use up much of their power smashing up Taiwan, and are significantly less nasty by the time they hit Xiamen.

Overall, the climate is usually very pleasant year round.

 


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Xiamen, China: Port Information


Cruise ships dock at the Xiamen International Cruise Terminal located in the Dongdu area on the west side of Xiamen (where the downtown is). You can take a taxi or train to get to the city's attractions. 

Get around Xiamen, China


Taxis are cheap. After the first 3km, the meter charge will go up based on distance. Note that although the meter may read with a decimal, most taxi drivers will round up. Be wary that some taxi drivers might take advantage of you if they know that you are not a local and might take the longer route to your destination. For example, if the driver says "Huándǎo Lù" after you tell him where you want to go, say bù (no) because that is the ring road that circles the entire island and although it is scenic, it is likely the most expensive way to go. Xiamen is known to have the 2nd worst taxi service in China which translates to taxis simply not stopping for you during rush hour (duty shift) or when the driver simply doesn't want to take your fare. Your second option is to go with the "black" taxis: people who simply drive their own car around looking for a quick yuan, especially during (heavy) rainfall when taxis are booked solid. Haggling is required, expect high starting prices.
The local bus system is very good, but the bus routes are listed in Chinese and do not have English on them. The BRT is Bus Rapid Transit, on elevated bus-only roads; very fast and comfortable but of course it does not go everywhere.
There is a frequent ferry service to/from Gǔlàngyǔ. The ferry terminal is just north of the Liujiang Waterfront Hotel. No charge for the journey out; buy tickets near the pier on Gǔlàngyǔ for the return trip. More comfortable seating on the upper deck.
To go around by bike is a great way to explore this gifted Island. Try the Island Ring Road (Huándǎo Lù) which has an extra path for bicycles in most of its parts. Start at Xiamen University Beach and go up until the International Exhibition Center. There are various rental stations on the Huándǎo Road. Enjoy the sunshine while cruising next to the sea. If you are leaving the path for bicycles, execute caution of the traffic.
Exploring Xiamen by motorbike is a great way as well, although it is forbidden on the whole island! Enforcement is strict in the vivid areas (e.g. Yuandang Lake, Zhongshan Road, etc.). If caught, be prepared to pay a fine, or even to get your motorbike taken into custody. Elsewhere in Xiamen, the enforcement of the motorbike law is easier. Riding a motorbike outside the island (e.g. Jimei Area, Tongan Area, Haicang Area) is allowed.

What to see in Xiamen, China


You can enjoy Xiamen's unique scenery not only in the day but also in the night. Take a breather and walk beside Yundang Lake in the evening and you can see how Xiamen transforms into a different setting: lighted artistic sculptures, a scent of the sea, and romantic lovers by the lake. Enjoy your stroll and notice that some buildings even have a light show at night, simple laser/light show that attracts attention, which is some form of an advertisement mostly done by newly opened commercial buildings and some residential complexes to draw attention to their business.
  • Zhongshan Road Pedestrian Street (中山路步行街), off Liujiang Road near the Gulangyu ferry terminal. See the yearly facelifts and notice that older buildings are becoming extinct and being replaced by modern ones. 
  • Night markets (夜市). See how smaller businesses trade in the night.  
  • Yundang Lake (筼筜湖), (from Hubin bus station, turn left, then turn left on Bailuzhou Road). See how the egrets flock in the day and fly home in the night.  edit
  • Bailuzhou Park (白鹭洲公园). A large and beautiful park. Go around 8:30 PM and enjoy the vendors, music, and dancing.  edit
  • Xiamen University (厦门大学). Beautiful campus with old traditional buildings and a tranquil lake outside the foreign language department. Nowadays the University is open to anyone, some registration may be needed on peak holidays. To avoid long registration procedure, you may enter the university from three smaller gates which are across the Baicheng beach.  
  • Jiageng Park (嘉庚公园). A beautiful park in memory of Tan Kah Kee (Chen Jiageng), founder of Xiamen University. 
  • Nanputuo Temple (南普陀寺). A big Buddhist temple outside Xiamen University at Xiada (short for Xiamen University) Street. Visitors can climb the mountain behind the temple for beautiful views of Xiamen and surrounding nature. The mountain is also littered with small enclaves with hundreds of Buddhist statuettes. You can walk around the lotus pond and eat in the vegetarian restaurant on the east end without paying admission.  
  • Music Square (音乐广场). A park-like area along the boardwalk with sculptures of/about many famous composers and musicians, both Western and Chinese. Look for the public toilets with the musical notes on the wall or a large red sculpture that looks somewhat like an open fan. 
  • Xiamen Shinegood Culture Gallery (厦门文化馆). It is located in the Culture Exhibition Centre near the beach and a yacht dock. It is the biggest private gallery in China with the main theme being ancient jade. Hundreds of ancient jade objects are not only historically valuable but also pleasant for an eye. Open the door of history, enter the ancient times and afterward enjoy yourself admiring the picturesque scenery surrounding the museum. 
  • Hulishan Fortress (湖里的堡垒, Hulishan Canon Platform), (on the south-eastern headland of Xiamen and near Xiamen University). Built in 1894 it is a relic of the Westernization Movement. The architectural of the canon platform is in a Ming and Qing dynasty style. On the front of the platform, there are “Wanggui platform” and “Pangui platform”, on which you can see the Dadan and Xiaodan islands through a telescope. In the yard of canon platform, there is a gorgeous wall sculpture named “the Soul of Nation”, and a water fountain from the left side of the wall.  
  • Water Garden Expo Park (水花园世博园). Water Garden Expo Park has a planning area of about 6.76 square kilometers (land area of 3.03 square kilometers), which consists of five exhibition park islands, four ecological landscapes islands and two peninsulas, including the main pavilion, Chinese Education Park, Marine Culture Island, Spa Island and other functional areas and related facilities. 
  • Sunlight Rock (日光岩). Chinese say the 92.7m high Sunlight Rock, known as Dragon Head Hill by Chinese and Camel Rock by foreigners, faces Tiger Head Hill across the bay on Xiamen Island, and that the dragon and tiger team up to guard Xiamen Harbor's entrance.  edit
  • Gulangyu(鼓浪屿) A visit to Xiamen would not be complete without setting foot on Gulangyu, the island just across the harbour. A walk around, especially on tourist infested days is exciting. All sorts of food vendors, handicraft hawkers, and cute little cafes and restaurants beckon. To sum up, Gulangyu may just represent what a Chinese version of a Bohemian-like enclave can be. Lots and lots of colourful portrait artists in every nook and corner. A day's trip is just fine. Unless you are really into a spell of peace and quiet, the island may be a little boring once the sun sets except maybe you are into seafood dining and the upmarket cafes and restaurant for drinks. Not cheap though. Gulangyu business people cater for tourists and tourists only. All in all, don't miss visiting this relaxing, quiet and yes "European themed" old buildings island. The Chinese tourists flock all over just for this trip down nostalgia lane.
  • Lam Soon Crocodile Farm (南顺鳄鱼园). South along the crocodile in xiamen JiMeiXueCun dragon boat pool no.107 east, and therefore jimei connected. Crocodile first phase of the project has a performance one pool, ornamental pool three, crocodile products hall 1 a. Are also equipped with multiple western-style ornamental pavilions, a large stone model and so on. 
  • Shapowei (沙坡尾). The gritty Shapowei sheltered dock area, just a short taxi ride away from Zhongshan Rd, is in the process of being rejuvenated. Several hip cafes have opened in the past few years, and there's even a new Shapowei Art Zone located inside an old fish processing factory. The area's still not very well known, even among locals, so go there now before it's completely gentrified. 

What to do in Xiamen, China


Kite Surfing
With its clear waters, long and wide sandy beaches as well as its stable winds, Xiamen is one of the major hot spots for Kite Surfing in China, and it often hosts various domestic and international competitions. Regularly there is a huge crowd who hails from all over China, and sometimes even from abroad to kite in Xiamen. Kite Surfing can be done at best at Haiyuntai, close to the Asia Golden Bay Hotel (Huandao Road).
From April till December you will find perfect cross-shore winds and warm to mild water temperatures. The water is quite flat, choppy waves are seldom. Watch out for some rocks in the water when the tide is low. Swimmers in that area are also seldom which makes it safe to Kite here, even if your skills are not perfect yet. Since there are lots of other Kiters here who always have an eye for each other and will help each other, it will enhance the safety. 16 meters Kite are fine most of the year, however, you sometimes might consider a 9 or 17 meter Kite, depending on the wind. From October till April a 5mm wetsuit will keep you comfortably warm.
A Kitesurfing School with Chinese and English speaking IKO-certified Instructors, including equipment for sale and storage, compressor, and shower facilities is located on the beach, at the Rasa Sayang Restaurant.
Different nearby facilities like restaurants, hotel or guest houses offer all you need. The seaside patio of the Rasa Sayang, with daily BBQ in the evening, is an amazing chill-out area for Kiters and their friends.
 

What to eat and drink in Xiamen, China


Eat

Xiamen Local Foods:
  • Xiamen Glass Noodles 面线糊 miànxiàn hú
  • Oyster omelet 海蛎煎 hǎilì jiān
  • Xiamen Fish Balls 厦门鱼丸 xiàmén yúwán
  • Sea worm jelly 土笋冻 tǔsǔndòng
  • Shacha Noodles 沙茶面 shāchá miàn. Noodles with various seafood, often squid, oysters, and/or shrimp, in a sesame-garlic soup.
  • Shrimp Noodle Soup 虾面 xiāmiàn
  • Xiamen Spring Roll 春卷 chūnjuǎn
  • Xiamen Glutinous Rice Wrap 厦门烧肉粽 xiàmén shāoròu zòng
  • Peanut soup 花生汤 huāshēng tāng
  • Xiamen Pot Stickers 韭菜盒 jiǔcài hé
  • Crab porridge 蟹米粥 xièmǐ zhōu
  • Braised Duck with Ginger 姜母鸭 jiāngmǔyā
  • Xiamen Wonton soup 扁食汤 biǎnshítāng
Budget
There are many local dishes scattered around Zhongshan Rd (the Pedestrian Shopping district) and LunDu (the harbor to get to Gulangyu islet). Find the restaurant around the lane. Some worth to trying is ShaChaMian, noodle with peanut soup, there is one old restaurant on the east end of Zhongshan Rd (intersection of Xinhua Rd).
Gulangyu islet is also abundance in cheap and delicious food, especially on LongTou lane. Don't miss the Longtou lane Fish ball soup.
  • Curry Laksa, Daxue road, Siming District, Xiamen 361000, China (A few steps away from Amoy Bräu). Run by a local dude who spent some years working in New Zealand, this place serves only one dish: Penang Curry Laksa, with variations of Seafood and Chicken. Spicy goodness with a touch of creamy coconut milk, this place is gold.
  • Mike's Hotdogs and Beers, Daxue Lu 15, Shapowei (From Amoy Bräu, walk about 100m towards the direction of Lundu). A German guy decided that locals deserve hotdogs better than what was being offered, opened a shop in Xiamen's up-and-coming area Shapowei (or Daxue Lu). Offering two different kinds of hotdogs (spicy and not spicy), with 5 variations of toppings this place is a gem in the heart of Xiamen. My favorite is Chilidog and Supersonic (them yummy caramelized onions, with cream cheese, filling the sides of the bun...). You'll never find anything like this in Shanghai or Beijing. 
  • Angry Bull Burgers, Xiaoxue road, Siming District, Xiamen 361000, China (Right behind The Bank Center, from Sibei road about 100m walk). A Malaysian guy fed up with local places offering either overpriced burgers or low-quality ones decided to make his own. So Angry Bull happened. Delicious, juicy burgers made from the right parts of a bovine (idk which part but it's supposed to be special), this place got so popular in such a short amount of time that it inspired a copycat. They serve regular burgers and a monstrous half-pounder. When looking for a safe, comfort food, just head towards The Bank Center and walk to Angry Bull.  
Mid-range
There is a whole strip of cafes and bars along the lake on Xidi Coffee Street (西堤咖啡一条街)next to Marco Polo Hotel. Most of them are in villa style home converted to cafes with patios or balconies with a view of the lake. On the side streets off the lake are several more places.
  • The F Bistro, Hexiangxi road, No. 17 - 8, Xiamen, 地址厦门禾祥西路17号之八6-1 (In the cross of Hexiangxi lu and Gugong lu, front of ICBC), 0592-2281102. 10.00 am - 2.00 am. Wine bar, bar, restaurant with a lounge style, You can eat french cuisine, taste french imported wine. The Chefs are from France, and very careful to make their customers satisfied. The prices are accessible.
  • Tuscany Cafe, 102-2 Haiwan Xincheng, No.27 Hubin Bei Rd, Xiamen 厦门市湖滨北路27号海湾新城102之二. Just around the corner from the Xiamen Sports Cafe, this place serves mainly European dishes with a few Mexican dishes. The owner/chef is a former chef of the Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong. The prices are very reasonable, with most items under Y50 with free bruschetta. They also have a special lunch menu which is quite cheap. The staff is able to speak English.
  • Chongching, (Down the side street next to Geo Geo). Excellent Sichuan food, moderate prices, plain decor. Staff does not speak English, but there is English on the menu.  
  • Coyote Cafe & Cantina, 58-2 Ganglong Huayuan, Yuandang Road (by the lake), +86 592 5046623. Lunch and dinner. Great Tex-Mex food made with fresh ingredients.  
  • JJ Bar and Grill, Haiwan Park, next to the Yuandang Lake. A neon sign above the entrance says "Welcome to Texas" and that is the theme. For an American looking for a taste of home, this is a good choice - steaks, barbecue, fajitas, and a lot of classic US-style appetizers. If you're really sporty there is even a mechanical bull. The band at night plays mostly western classics. Frequent dinner stop for expats. Just around the corner are the popular nightclubs.
  • Geo Geo Cafe, (Furthest from Marco Polo Hotel in the lakeside strip). Serves good Italian and American food and coffee.
  • Little Chili's. Offers excellent Chinese food at an affordable price. The menus are in English. 
  • Lujiang Harbourview Hotel. Has a nice sixth-floor al fresco restaurant looking out at Gulangyu Island. The restaurant has an English menu and serves Fuijian specialties. The highlight was some excellent wasabi marinated cucumber slices.
  • Marco Polo Hotel. 
  • Tutto Bene, (Across the street from Marco Polo). A very good Italian place. 
  • Chu Family Coffee, 15 Zhonghua Road, Gulangyu Islet, +86 13600944308. Quiet and lovely place. The building was recently renovated. They offer coffee, Western-style food, and desserts. A bit overpriced, like most of the venues on the charming Gulangyu island. 
  • Miss Cafe (不见咖啡馆), 思明区环岛路溪头下村23号, 0592 5963 777. An extremely relaxing cafe with excellent design. 
  • Brewhouse, (Pedestrian shopping street behind the Wanda shopping center in Jimei District). American-owned restaurant serving burgers, pizza, steak, macaroni with shredded pork, and other American bar food. Brews their own tasty beer, which is the main reason to go there. Prices comparable to other nicer western restaurants in China. 
  • Golden Olives, (Pedestrian shopping street behind the Wanda shopping center in Jimei District, close to Brewhouse). Greek-style restaurant serving surprisingly good dishes, including gyros, lamb shanks, chicken fillets, kebabs, and more. Also serves imported Greek beer. Definitely a rarity in China. Menus in English and some of the staff speak pretty good English too if you have any questions. A little expensive but worth the price for a nice dinner.
  • The Shop, No.77 Minzu Road, Siming District, Xiamen 361000, China (From the Yanwu bridge, walk to the direction of Lundu, about 80m). Quirky cafe serving awesome sandwiches and some Mediterranean fares, this place is a popular hangout among the hip in Xiamen. Falafel sandwiches, Bacon wraps, Full English, they even started serving curry (really tasty!). Run by Zeid, cool guy from Syria, with Jing helping him manage the place, the overall vibe you get from this place is laidback. A must visit when in Xiamen. 

Drink

Tea Houses are popular in Xiamen. You will see relaxing people making tea in front of their houses in the daytime.
Pubs:
  • Xiamen Sports Cafe 27 Hubin Bei Lu Shop 103 Haiwan Xincheng (Near KFC, in the back left corner of the forum of shops behind KFC). Nice sports bar popular with some locals but mainly expats. The bar has a reasonably priced food menu, with the pizza being of high quality. Daily happy hour with cheap pints of Tiger. Especially good if it is your first time to Xiamen and you are looking for some advice on things to do.
  • There is a bar street opposite the Marco Polo hotel which is called Guanren Lu Bar Street. This is not far away from the Xiamen Sports Cafe, both of which are near the CBD and the Bank of China. Here you can find a variety of pubs, restaurants and shops selling western food items. This area is very popular with expats.
  • The Londoner British-themed pub, home of the Xiamen Typhoons RUFC.
  • 'Me & You 2 No.1 Hou Hai Ting, Hai Wan Park, Xiamen Nice bar located near the sea in the Haiwan Park area. Good menu with both Asian and Western options and pizza is acknowledged as some of the best in Xiamen. There is a large range of pizzas. They have Becks, Tiger, and Stella on tap. Happy hour until 8 pm (Becks and Tiger are half-price). Live music sometimes (in English).
  • 'Amoy Bräu No.73 Daxue Lu(Good Old Place), Siming District, Xiamen OR 厦门市思明区大学路73号 or 沙坡尾艺术西区 Xiamen's very own, first craft beer brewery, run by two German guys. What started as a 'hobby' eventually led to full-time brewing, opening a brewpub at a backstreet that has a very classic Xiamen vibe (e.g. it's just across an old fish port). After a year of operations, the boys expanded to a bigger brewpub. The beers are amazing and sold at a really decent price. Their most distinguished one is Yang Mei beer, Belgian Wit made with a local indigenous fruit. The 7 Horses IPA is my personal favorite, with the Black Moon Stout being the most popular among local Chinese. A visit to Xiamen is not complete without passing by Amoy Bräu.

Shopping in Xiamen, China


Zhongshan Road. Like many other cities in China, Xiamen has a Zhongshan road that runs through a historical part of the city. In Xiamen, there is a pedestrian-only section that makes going for a stroll more pleasant. There are many stores here. The opening time is generally from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. The major places on the street are Hualian Building, Huahui Market, Paris Spring and Jinlu-Jewelry.
The buildings along Zhongshan Road combine a European architecture style with coastal city character. It is the sole commercial street leading to the sea, which has convenient transportation.
Close to Zhongshan Road, there are also Siming North, South, West and East Road and Jukou Street, which are also good for shopping.
Xiamen University Street. This street is actually half a street because the other half is part of Nanputuo Temple. Hundreds of shops line the street which is only a few hundred meters. Most of these shops sell garments and cultural things, and the bookstores are also worth a look.
Shopping Malls
Xiamen has a number of modern enclosed shopping malls that have all the usual chain store suspects and large anchor tenants. Here are just a few:
  • World Trade Mall - Located near the train station in the city center.
  • SM Laiya - Also known as SM City Plaza or SM Lifestyle Center. Two large shopping malls that are part of the Filipino SM chain (whose founder happens to have been born in Xiamen). Located at the intersection of Xiānyuè Lu and Jiāhé Lu (仙岳路/嘉禾路).
  • Wanda Plaza - Also known as Wanda Guangchang, this mall just opened in 2011 and has a Uniqlo. Located at Xiānyuè Lu and Jīnshān Lu (仙岳路/金山路).
Dragon Head Road (Longtou Road) and Quanzhou Road in Gulangyu Island Dragon Head Road (Longtou Road) is one of the major commercial roads of Xiamen and also the only way to Gulangyu Island. Shops along this street sell art, handicrafts, and paintings. Examples of things you can buy include beads, lacquer threaded sculptures, color bar, ceramics, plus Chinese antiques, jade, and ceramics. Nanguo nuts shop is popular, it is a good choice for the tourists to take back some dried food and nuts and present to friends and relatives. A Tip: you can bargain with the sellers.

Safety in Xiamen, China


Even though earthquakes are pretty rare, they may occur. Besides,  typhoons are possible from June to September. 

As for safety in  Xiamen, you should use your common sense as in any other city. Pickpockets are possible.

Language spoken in Xiamen, China


As with elsewhere in mainland China, standard Mandarin is the main language taught in schools and the main language in the official broadcast media so expect all educated people to be fluent in Mandarin.

The mainstream Minnan (Southern Min 闽南语 ; 闽台泉漳片闽南语 Hokkien-Taiwanese) is the local dialect in Xiamen. The local dialect is fairly influential due to the influence of neighboring Taiwan that uses Taiwanese Minnan (台灣閩南語/台語) as the second most commonly spoken language across the Taiwan Strait.

Most local born and bred (originally from Southern Fujian) people of Xiamen speak fluent Mandarin, although it is not necessarily the first language of choice especially among the middle-aged and the older generations. Xiamen dialect is the standard dialect accent in Southern Fujian as it sounds highly similar to Taiwanese Minnan (Tainan prestige accent), so Xiamen is an excellent starting place to learn Minnan. Minnan is not mutually intelligible with Mandarin, Cantonese or any of the other Min dialects except for Teochew (潮汕话) which has a limited mutual intelligibility with it.

If you are a Mandarin-speaking foreigner, you will be able to communicate with locals and get around as most services have staff who speak Mandarin. English is not widely spoken.

LOCAL TIME

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South Putuo or Nanputuo (Chinese: 南普陀寺; pinyin: Nán Pǔtuó Sì; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Lâm-phó͘-tô-sī) is a famous Buddhist temple founded in the Tang Dynasty in...
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Haicang Bridge (simplified Chinese: 海沧大桥; traditional Chinese: 海滄大橋; pinyin: Hǎicāng Dàqiáo) is a suspension bridge located in Xiamen, Fujian...
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Kinmen or Quemoy (/kɪˈmɔɪ/; see also "Names" section below), officially Kinmen County (Chinese: 金門縣; pinyin: Jīnmén Xiàn), is an island group...
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 Jimei  (simplified Chinese: 集美区; traditional Chinese: 集美區; pinyin: Jíměi Qū; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Chi̍p-bí-khu) is one of six districts of Xiamen, People's...