Xiamen is a major city on the southeast coast of the People's Republic of China.It is administered as a sub-provincial city of Fujian province .
The local vernacular is Amoy,a dialect of Southern Min,also called Hokkien.Amoy is widely used and understood across the southern region of Fujian province as well as overseas.While it is widely spoken in and around Xiamen,the Amoy dialect has no official status,and the official language of all government business is Mandarin.
Xiamen and its surrounding countryside is known for its scenery and tree-lined beaches.Gulangyu,also known as Piano Island,is a popular weekend getaway with views of the city and features many Victorian-era style European edifices.Xiamen's Botanical Garden is a nature lover's paradise.The Buddhist Nanputuo Temple,dating back to the Tang Dynasty,is a national treasure.Xiamen is also famous for its history as a frontline in the Chinese Civil War with Taiwan over Jinmen (also known as Jinmen or Quemoy) 50 years ago.One attraction for tourists is to view Kinmen,a group of islands a few kilometres away and under Taiwanese control,from Xiamen island.
Xiamen is located in Southeast of Fujian province,it is considered as the cleanest port city in China thus people call Xiamen "the garden on the sea" or call it "green island". Back to Song dynasty it started its administrative founding until now.There are a great variety of sights to witness in Xiamen.Gulangyu Island, the most beautiful island near Xiamen, has won great reputation for its Sunlight Rock and Shuzhuang Garden.South Putuo Temple, which is located at the foot of Wulaofeng and is deemed to be the most renowned Buddhist temple in Xiamen.Xiamen Botanical Garden, known as the Wanshi Botanical Garden,which has scenic spots such as the Morning Bell of Heaven, the Reading and Music Playing Cave, the Cloud Locking Stones, the Jade Scepter Rock and the Peace Stone. In the past decade, Xiamen has changed a lot with rapid advancing in agriculture,industry,science technology and education areas.
Last summer holiday, I visited to Xiamen with my parentsby plane. My English teacher once told us that Xiamen is a beautiful city that worth of visiting. We stayed there for four days. We lived in a small fishing village. On the first day, we visited to Xiamen University and Nanputuo Temple. Xiamen University is consideredas the most beautiful and romantic campus in China. Indeed, it's fantastic and its buildings are distinctive. On the second days, we enjoyed the scenery of Jimei District. On the third day, We visited to Gulangyu. It's amazing and I like it very much. There are many small specific stores. However, the huge tourist visitors make the small island crowed. Anyway, it was a pleasant trip.
Xiamen is a beautiful seaside city! Come to Xiamen to play the visitors will be praised thumbs. There are many beautiful scenery in Xiamen, such as Gulangyu scenic spots and historical sites and beautiful scenery of egrets Chau. Not only that, Xiamen Cuisine is a lot more. In addition Xiamen also enjoys the title of "civilized city".
Xiamen not only has beautiful scenery, food is delicious surprise. Gulangyu Islet pie is very characteristic, where the pie tastes the skin is very crisp, taste very good, very popular. There are Fried leek dumplings, Fried leek dumplings is a traditional good point of Xiamen, Fujian and Taiwan folk. Fried leek dumplings Xiamen early in the prestigious. Fried leek dumplings made of spiral, epidermal layers with crisp, delicious, crispy and delicious to eat. There are Griddle Cake, Griddle Cake also called chunbing. Its skin is thin and flexible, it is delicious, but not greasy. During the festive season, many places have the custom of eating Griddle Cake. If the volume will become "good Griddle Cake fried fried Spring rolls, eats is another taste.
Xiamen, ah, you are really a beautiful place!
Xiamen is China's first four special economic zones,it is Taiwanese,southern Jiangxi,southern Hunan to the east to the sea,the Pacific Rim will be developed into an international harbor.
"City at sea,the sea in the city," Xiamen is a graceful charm of the "Sea Garden." Island,reef,rock,temple,flowers,wood backed each other,the hometown of overseas Chinese customs,practices Fujian and Taiwan,coastal cuisine,exotic blend of construction,year-round spring weather is more of the charm of the sea icing on the cake.Beautiful scenery and pleasant weather,it can be said here is the best environment for cities.Surrounded by sea water,broad sandy beaches,warm sunshine,as a good ecological environment,Xiamen's clean air,a habitat for hundreds of thousands of egrets,Xiamen has formed a unique natural landscape,since ancient times,Xiamen Egret is one of the major habitats,so Xiamen Also known as "Lu Dao"; in addition to the beautiful natural scenery,Xiamen's urban environment is also very clean,is well-known tourist city.