The Shuzhuang Garden (Shūzhuāng Huāyuán, 菽庄花园) is located on the quaint island of Gulangyu, just a short ferry ride across the Lujiang Channel from Xiamen. The garden, which was once the private residence of a Taiwanese businessman, was originally constructed to recreate the feel of a garden residence found in Taiwan.
The grounds are filled with snaking paths that cross koi ponds, wind through rock sculptures and possess hidden sculptures of all 12 zodiac animals (can you find them all?). The garden is also home to Gulangyu's famous Piano Museum, a look at pianos through history, and a private art museum.
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..
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..