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Customer Travel Tips for Xiamen

78% Avg. city rating Rated by 34 customers

Activities / excursions 79%

Restaurants / eating out 82%

Shopping 72%

Chilling out / relaxing 77%

Getting around / public transport 78%

Sightseeing 82%

Culture 82%

Nightlife / partying 68%

Value for money 79%

Customer Travel Tips for Xiamen

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71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
71% Avg. rating


04 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Bring handheld electronic devices to find this hostel and study in advance as it will be tricky to rely on others, if you are not fortunate.

Liked: The people were very smiley, and helpful in their own way. The food smelt absolutely delicious and I'm sure the more adventurous taster would be rewarded.

Disliked: I can't understand the Chinese language at all (my own fault, of course), so was hesitant about eating some of the food on offer

58% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
58% Avg. rating


17 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break Sports, adventure or outdoor activities Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: Go to Gulangyu islands, Xiamen University and Forest area near it

Liked: Relaxed feeling, cheap

Disliked: No subway yet, without map it is hard to navigate

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
93% Avg. rating


28 Dec 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Customer Travel Tip: Use local buses. They are very cheap and can take you anywhere you want to go. Only problem is traffic jams, so avoid rush hours!

Liked: There are so many nice things to do and pleasant places to walk.

Disliked: It's a pity they keep changing the access to Gulangyu Island.

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
78% Avg. rating


17 Oct 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Generally with China, prepare a VPN account so that you can use internet services and websites we take for granted back home.

Liked: Quite a sizeable expatriate community. Fresh clean air compared with other cities in China

Disliked: Not much. For westerners, Xiamen is probably one of the most habitable cities in China, although be prepared to rub shoulders with other Chinese tourist, especially on weekends.

67% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 80%
67% Avg. rating


26 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Spend one day here. No more than 2.

Liked: Gulang yu. Nanputuo temple.

Disliked: They could have tours to the tolou's. It's difficult by public transport if you don't speak Chinese.

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
82% Avg. rating


24 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing City break Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Stay on the main island and Gu Lang Yu is not really worth a whole day or more, so just go there for an afternoon is enough.

Liked: The plants, it is soooo grean in the city. Loved it!

Disliked: The weather is always humid, really really humid. And the traffic is not ideal.

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
87% Avg. rating


06 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break

Customer Travel Tip: Empty Taxi's are few and far between... Research the public transport or you may get stuck in the middle of nowhere for a while.

Liked: I loved the mixture of old world Europe meets new world asia. The island was fantastic I will definitely be visiting again.

Disliked: N/A

80% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
80% Avg. rating


29 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year City break Relaxation / spa Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Bring some money and spend a day eating seafood and relaxing on the island beaches

Liked: Relaxing atmosphere, good seafood

Disliked: No

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating


15 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Be open mind and friendly, also feel relax.

Liked: Culture and friendly people of Xiamen. Lost my way and asked anyone out there including the bus driver, help us to get around.

Disliked: Not really.

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
91% Avg. rating


21 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Visit Gulangyu. I got an early ferry to avoid the crowds & spent a long, but enjoyable day there. For 100RMB you can buy a ticket to see 5 sites.

Liked: Many places of interest & good transport

Disliked: It was grey & foggy most of my week in Feb, but when the sun came out it was beautiful. It wasn't too cold & it didn't stop me getting around.

58% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
58% Avg. rating


12 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Take the back alleys of Gulungyu island it has an interesting character

Liked: Gulangyu island was a nice site despite it being so crowded, and retrospectively I wish I stayed in or near the toulou

Disliked: Getting around by taxi and bus all the time was a little inconvenient

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
73% Avg. rating


06 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break Events / festivals Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Don't go during spring festival

Liked: Many things to do and nice atmosphere

Disliked: No

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 20%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
64% Avg. rating


01 Dec 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Go for shopping and party

Liked: Weather

Disliked: Noise

67% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
67% Avg. rating


21 Jul 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Go to the Island, go to the beaches. Explore Old Town and the markets!

Liked: The island Gulangyu is nice, lots of great old architecture, beaches, interesting artsy feel going on.

Disliked: Lots of construction and development going on - so can feel like your going no where and seeing nothing.

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 40%
82% Avg. rating


09 Jul 2013

Customer Travel Tip: The beach walk is wonderful. The European art centre n Mass box defi worth visiting.

Liked: The beach, the European art centre and nice people. Good weather always, and beautiful landscape.

Disliked: Transport. Extremely difficult to get a taxi sometimes especially around the train station. Can take up to hours to get one.

67% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
67% Avg. rating


08 Jul 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Gulangyu and sunlight rock, worth the 60kuai admission (students half price)

Liked: Great weather, clear skies

Disliked: Lack of convenience stores and vego food

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
82% Avg. rating


08 Apr 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Hakka houses, just 3 hours away from Ximaen (2hr to Nanjin + 1hr bus to first Tulou village). Sure worth a visit. Gulanyu

Liked: Nice atmosphere, get lost in small market and streets, the mix of colonial and Chinese houses, the food

Disliked: 4 days of rain in a row :-)

67% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
67% Avg. rating


16 Feb 2013

Customer Travel Tip: eat eat and eat

Liked: Food

Disliked: .

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
80% Avg. rating


13 Feb 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Customer Travel Tip: To visit Gulangyu island.

Liked: It is a very clean city and quite beautiful.

Disliked: The transportation was not very easy because I was there during Chinese New Year.

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
64% Avg. rating


29 Dec 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Take a bus to the Tulou houses. Liulian has a nice girl that will greet you when you get off the bus and you can stay a night in the Tulou across the street. It's a good experience.

Liked: We went in December and the weather was very nice, especially compared to Suzhou where I have been living. We went to Liulian to stay at a Tulou and saw about five different Tulou areas. Very cool!

Disliked: Gulangyu was a bit more touristy than I thought it would be, but it was okay.

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78% Avg. city rating Rated by 34 customers

Activities / excursions 79%

Restaurants / eating out 82%

Shopping 72%

Chilling out / relaxing 77%

Getting around / public transport 78%

Sightseeing 82%

Culture 82%

Nightlife / partying 68%

Value for money 79%

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