Xiamen is a coastal city in Fujian Province, China. It is a vibrant, affluent and modern city with a subtropical seaside climate. Xiamen was recently voted China's cleanest city, and has many attractions for the tourist. Xiamen and its surrounding countryside provide spectacular scenery and pleasant tree-lined beaches.
Visitors can enjoy Xiamen's unique scenery not only in the day but also in the night. Take a walk beside Yundang Lake in the evening and you can see how Xiamen transforms into a different setting: lighted artistic sculptures, scent of the sea, and romance by the lake. Other attractions in Xiamen include its night markets, Nanputuo ATemple, Huli Fortress, Music Square and Ziamen Shinegood Culture Gallery.
Things to See & Do
* Zhongshan Road Pedestrian Street
* Night Markets
* Bailuzhou Park
* Music Park
* Nanputuo Temple
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Chinese Yuan (CNY)
Language – Mandarin
Population – 3,530,000 approx
Land Area – 1,573 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT plus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 86
Port Location - The Port of Xiamen is a large deepwater port situated on the northern part of Xiamen Island.
Travel Links – Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport (XMN) is on Xiamen island and conveniently close to downtown, about 20 minutes by taxi.
Fast bullet trains connect Xiamen North to Fuzhou (100 minutes) and beyond Fuzhou toward Hangzhou and Shanghai.
There are bus connections to Xiamen from Quanzhou, Fuzhou, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Zhuhai.
There is a ferry service which operates to and from Kinmen.
Important Visa Information
Australian and New Zealand passport holders staying on board or going ashore to visit any Chinese ports are required to obtain a single-entry Chinese visa (3 month validity) prior to travel. We recommend you include a copy of your itinerary with your application and confirm the expiration of the visa at the time of issue to ensure that it is valid for your stay in China. Visas cannot be issued upon the ship’s arrival. Please note that any passengers not in possession of a Chinese visa may be denied boarding or incur a fine.