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Enjoy Xiamen's Wonderful Food, Views and Accommodation

 2016-04-13    CiCi    Tours    Xiamen    2082  

I believe that a wonderful trip needs great preparations. So my friends and I collected lots of information about trips to Xiamen before we set off. We paid more attention to the accommodation, transportation and food. Because our trip was in August, the peak traveling season, we spent a large sum of money on accommodation. But we really had fun and learned a lot from the travel experience . Therefore, on the occasion, it may be wiser to book a room several days earlier, and keep your accommodation for as long as you plan to stay as housekeepers are much more fond of travelers who stay for a longer period of time. They will keep you there with a much cheaper room rate. 

Our 5 Day Xiamen Trip 

   Day 1(Aug.23): Take high-speed train from Shenzhen North Station to Xiamen Station.
    During the train journey, we  appreciated the beautiful views when we crossed Jieyang Station. We arrived in Xiamen at about 8:00PM, then we took a bus to Zhongshan Street, which is the  center of Xiamen and you can enjoy the gorgeous nightlife. So after our unpacking  at the youth hostel we booked, we went out and wandered the street to have  dinner.

The view during our train  journey to Xiamen.

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Arrived at Zhongshan  Street, Lu Jiang Hotel caught our attention.

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The first drink we had  arriving in Xiamen, named “Shao Xian Cao” in Chinese, the bottom is a kind of  jelly.

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Another delicious food at Zhongshan  Street, named “Tu Sun Dong” is also worth trying

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Miss Zhao’s Tea & Cake,  a famous shop with different kinds of tea and Chinese cakes.

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Day 2(Aug.24): Zhongshan Street, Hulishan Fortress, South Putuo Temple

After getting up early in  the morning, we set off to Hulishan Fortress and South Putuo Temple after breakfast.  According to our itinerary, we should have visited Xiamen University in the  afternoon of that day. There were so many people lining up, so we didn’t get  the permission. (Tips: Xiamen University has a limitation on the number of  visitors.)We had to change our itinerary to South Putuo Temple, another site  near the University.

Zhongshan Street

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A well-known shop in Xiamen,  where you can buy some local snacks.

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The saying “The cats are  mascots in Xiamen”, we saw a lot of items associated with cats there..

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Hulishan Fortress

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 South Putuo Temple

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 Day 3(Aug.25): Gulangyu Island
Get up early in the morning,  we go to the harbor opposite Zhongshan Street and take a  ferry to Gulangyu, to enjoy the nightlife there.
Luckily, as students, we were  able to buy student tickets which are much cheaper than that for an adult.
Depart from Zhongshan Street

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Student tickets

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Arrive in Gulangyu

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Walking around the streets  in Gulangyu

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Lots of special postcard  shops there

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The sight of our backs

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Encounter with a busker  along the street

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Gulangyu Piano Museum

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We went  to the peak of Gulangyu Piano Museum, to see  the panorama view of Gulangyu.

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Get down the museum, then  arrive at  the Twelve Rockery Caves.

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Climb to the peak of  Sunlight Rock, and get a beautiful view of Xiamen

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Enjoy local  food and drinks in Gulangyu 

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Our best accommodation in  Gulangyu

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Day 4(Aug.26): Zheng Chenggong, Xiamen  University and Zengcuoang
Had a visit of the statue of  Zheng Chenggong, then leave Gulangyu to Xiamen University, then get to  Zengcuoang

Xiamen University

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Be lucky to encounter “cici”  in Fu Rong Tunnel of Xiamen University

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Arrive in Zengcuoang

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Wonderful food and accommodation in  Zengcuoang

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Day 5(Aug.27):
Depart from Zengcuoang 

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Back to Shenzhen

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