A historic port city with iconic temples and a lovely waterfront, Xiamen’s greatest secret is Gulangyu. The tranquil island has beachside gardens, winding alleys, colonial villas—and no motor vehicles.

Tulou Roundhouses

Be inspired by these unique colossal fort-like roundhouses that testify to the perseverance and hardiness of the Hakka people.

Nanputuo Temple

Surrounded by the shimmering sea, the temple is the treasure of Buddhism founded in the Tang Dynasty.