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Visited Xiamen in November 2018 for a day

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Updated on Nov 27, 2018 Trip Brief

Day trip in Xiamen away from the tourists

Xiamen is a coastal tourist city in Fujian Province, South East of China. The weather is very cozy in November with the temperature of around 25°C( 77°F ).


Though Xiamen is a tourist city, I managed to find some nice places that not frequented by tourists. Here are where I visited:




Yanwu Bridge

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Yanwu Bridge is located in the south rim of the Xiamen Island.

  • Transportation: You can get there by bus 122/659/857/48 etc.
  • Things to see:
  • It features a panorama viewing deck from where you can see the Xiamen Twin Tower.
  • You can either walk along the coastal path or enjoy clean white-sand beach with shades from the world's closest-to-the-sea Yanwu Bridge.


Shapowei Art ZoneUser submitted photo of Xiamen

Shapowei Art Zone is within walk distance from Yanwu Bridge. It is a great place to hang out for the young people, you can see the art fairs whenever you go while enjoying fresh snacks and drinks.


Longzhou Lake

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I went back to Jimei District by MTR Line 1. The Longzhou Lake is there to greet me at the exit. It is a perfect place for a night jog.


Other interesting places to recommend:

  • Zhongshan Road: not far from Shapowei. A famous tourist shopping place with many unique gift shops and boutique stores
  • Jiageng Park: 3min walk from Longzhou Lake & free after 5:30pm, a park to honor Mr Tan Kah Kee, an overseas Chinese entrepreneur, for his love for his hometown.