Living in Xiamen

Long sandy beaches with beautiful coastal views

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Who's Xiamen for?

Xiamen is for most people. It’s a coastal city with a long history and you can see that in its beautifully Buddhist influenced architecture. It’s close to Taiwan, HongKong and Shenzhen. It offers great beaches, excellent food and views you can’t achieve from inland cities. With lows of 10°C/50F and highs of 35°C/95F, Xiamen stays warm all year-round.

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The Sights of Xiamen

The tourist attracts of Xiamen are enough to keep anyone busy for a year whilst teaching English. With the national holiday breaks, there are also plenty of coastal islands, beaches and mountains to explore, a perfect place for anyone who enjoys the outdoors whilst looking out for areas influenced by the Qing Dynasty.

Gulangyu Island

A short steamship journey away on the south-west of Xiamen city, Gulangyu Island offers a beautiful scenic area full of historical architecture, floral arrays and views of the mainland.

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South Putuo Temple

A Buddhist area facing the sea, South Putuo Temple is situated at the foot of Wulaofeng and offers both a religious and refreshing experience for anyone who visits.

Guanyin Mountain Beach

The biggest of the three main beaches at nearly 3km long, Guanyin Mountain Beach is perfect for those looking to throw a football, play volleyball or lay down and enjoy one of China’s “National Golden Beaches” soft sand.

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Interesting facts

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Vegetarian Food Fair

Xiamen’s International Vegetarian food fair started in 2013 is a Bi-annual event that aims to get citizens of Xiamen eating healthier and more nutritious foods.

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International Conference & Exhibition Center

Founded in 2,000 Xiamen’s International Conference & Exhibition Center has hosted several hundred fairs from information exchanges about pesticides to Buddhist arts and crafts.

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Typhoons

July and August are Typhoon season in Xiamen. In this part of China, typhoons have the power of removing trees and making rain go sideways!

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