Xiamen is a seafood aficionado's paradise. There is, however, no shortage of variety with Sichuan cusine also being quite popular with the locals. Native Fujianese cuisine or "Mǐncài" (闽菜) emphasises the use of fresh seafood, freshwater river fish and shrimp. Other delicacies such as sturgeon, cuttlefish and edible bird's nest are also available in many of Xiamen's seafood restaurants.
Gulangyu (Gǔlàngyǔ, 鼓浪屿), literally "Drum Wave Islet," is located several hundred meters off Xiamen's southwestern tip and was the city's pre-World War II foreign..
Like most temples of its kind in China, Nanputuo Temple (Nánpǔtuó Sì, 南普陀寺) has seen its share of violence and destruction. The original constructions were..
While many Chinese universities aren’t particularly attractive, Xiamen University (Xiàmén Dàxué, 厦门大学), founded in 1921 by entrepreneur and..
The Huli Shan Fortress (Húlǐ Shān Pàotái, 胡里山炮台) is a concrete defensive outpost on the south side of Xiamen, just across the water from the historically..