|Most expensive month:||September|
|Average price in Xiamen:||$174/night|
|Cheapest price found:||$19/night|
|Most expensive day:||Wednesday|
Jinjiang Inn Xiamen University Zhongshan Road
No. 5 Fengchaoshan Road, Siming District, Xiamen, China
Hyatt Regency Xiamen Wuyuanwan
No. 5 Ri Yuan Er Li Road, Huli, Xiamen, China
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A blend of seaside allure and European city architecture, Xiamen encompasses a mainland and two islands nestled alongside the Taiwan Strait. Modern marvels converge with a cultural core highlighted by a charming beachfront vibe and a bustling nightlife.
Visit Nanputuo Temple, one of the most-famous temples among the Fujianese. Stroll through the Devajara Hall featuring the prominent Maitreya, the Mahavira Hall displaying statues of the Trinity of the Three Ages and the pavilion boasting Buddhist scriptures and images from Burma. Admire its ivory and wood sculptures as well as bronze bells and a porcelain Avalokitesvara.
For picturesque water views, travel to Baicheng Beach. Unwind with your toes in the sand, stroll down the boardwalk, take a photograph at sunset or grab a bite to eat at the beach hotel restaurant.
Head to Xiamen University located next to Nanputuo Temple. This educational institution is the perfect place for a seaside campus stroll or to venture through colourful gardens and the xiada reservoir up on the hill. Check out the on-campus anthropology museum containing two large coffins excavated from a cliff in Wuyi Shan.
Looking for a day trip? Spend a day on Gulangyu Island. For the best views of the city, make the trek up to the Riguang Mountain then stroll through the Shuzhuang Garden behind it. Take a tour of the Piano Museum boasting 70 old pianos donated by Hu Youyi and the largest organ museum in the world at Bagua Mansion.
An efficient bus system provides convenient public transportation around the area. Taxis are the most convenient way to get around, while ferry services provide access from the mainland to Gulangyu Island.
One of the most popular hotels in Xiamen is Conrad Xiamen, which has been reviewed by 97 users and currently has a rating of 8.5/10. Other top-rated locations include Le Méridien Xiamen and Marco Polo Xiamen, which have received 8.7/10 and 8.9/10 ratings from our users, respectively.
The average price of a hotel in Xiamen is $178 per night, based on the last 3 days’ data. The average price of a 4-star hotel in Xiamen around is $271 per night, whereas for a 5-star hotel it’s $368 per night.
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The Siming district covers the southern half of the city’s Xiamen Island, with the district of Huli making up the northern half. Siming is where tourists, locals and expats all mingle in the many bars, restaurants and coffee shops for which the neighbourhood is renowned. Some of the most popular dining spots include Chaofucheng Restaurant, Indiano John’s Samrat and Shuyou Restaurant. Among the most popular bars and nightlife venues are Liunian Pub, 9 Pub and Myseven Pub. If you want to dance the night away, some of the city’s most popular nightclubs are also in Siming, like Xiamen Tianshang Renjian Entertainment Town and Yilong Entertainment Town. To stay in this area, you can book hotels in Xiamen like Home Inn Siming South Road.
One of the most popular things to do in Xiamen among families with children is visit Xiamen Kuailegu Water Park. It has dozens of water features and an artificial wave pool. You can snack on burgers or Asian food, and at night, there’s an LED lightshow worth seeing. To stay nearby, you can book Xiamen hotels like Junyuehao Inn. For something more adrenaline packed, take the kids on the high-speed roller coasters at Xiamen Fantawild Oriental Heritage. The next-door Fantawild Dreamland is more of a Chinese fantasyland for children, with dragons, pagodas and other traditional cultural artefacts. You can also watch traditional Chinese theatre and dance performances here. The main marine attraction for kids in the city is Xiamen Underwater World, and there’s also the Xiamen Haicang Wild Zoo for more interactions with the animal kingdom.
The city offers a lot for tourists looking for things to see in Xiamen, including two UNESCO World Heritage sites. The first is Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster, an ancient site of Hakka earth buildings. The other is Gulangyu Island, a pedestrian-only island attached to the mainland part of Xiamen. If you want accommodation in Xiamen here, you can stay at Gulangyu Heitan Hotel. Visiting Nanputuo Temple to make a wish is another time-honoured and iconic ritual in Xiamen. It’s in the south Siming district. To savour the city’s famous street food, stroll along Zhongshan Road Pedestrian Street, one of the oldest commercial roads in Xiamen. Another very worthwhile historical attraction is Hulishan Fortress, the Huli Mountain fort on the city’s southern coast.
Karaoke is wildly popular in Xiamen, as it is across the Far East. It’s one thing to pop down to your local for a karaoke night, but it’s quite another to experience it in a place that has elevated it to mainstream popular entertainment, along with imaginative formats and technological enhancements. Many of the city’s most-famous karaoke bars are along a strip that runs from the Wanshoushan neighbourhood to the Huli district. Some of these bars beg you to visit them with their names alone, like Star Light Happy Day Music Oxygen Bar. There’s also Fulian Entertainment Town. Other hugely popular karaoke bars include Kaman Music Bar and Xinshiguang Karaoke. It’s really easy to find Xiamen accommodation close by – try Yuzhou Camelon Hotel or Tiantian Holiday International Hotel, both in the Huli district.