Xiamen offers its visitors a very interesting and rich excursion program. In the city, there are a lot of unique religious monuments and constructions of different epochs preserved. In the southern part of the city, there is Buddhist Nanputuo Si
Temple, the age of which is more than 1 000 years. The visitors of attractions have an opportunity to walk along gorgeous halls of the ancient temple and see wonderful statues of Buddha and other religious artifacts. Nanputuo Si
is quite a large and harmonious architectural structure that consists of a few buildings, hidden courtyards and tiny gardens. One of the temple’s pavilions is a location of a small museum that represents collections of ivory, porcelain and ceramic ware, ancient manuscripts and pieces of calligraphy.
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The most interesting and most attractive cultural center is university called Xiamen Daxue
. One of the university buildings is the Museum of Anthropology. Its collections are quite multifaceted. The most interesting of them are a collection of old jade items and a rich collection of ancient coins. It will be interesting for admirers of paintings to visit this large museum. One of its halls is selected for keeping masterpieces of famous painters of China and Taiwan.
Connoisseurs of ancient architecture should certainly walk along the picturesque Jimei
district. Here, you can see a lot of magnificent constructions built in style classical for the province of Fujian. The picturesque district of Jimei that is perfect for hiking is a place for interesting national holidays and cultural events. The Dragon Boat Festival is annually held here. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Tours to Wulao Peak with a scenic panoramic view of the city are very popular with hiking fans. Here, you also can see a unique religious monument of state significance, South Putuo Temple. Active travelers can diversify their leisure with a trip to nearby Gulangyu
Island that is a real trove of historical and natural attractions. Here, among dense forests and exotic plants, you can see amazing constructions built in the 18th century by settlers from the European Countries and America. The style of these buildings is an inimitable contrast with architectural monuments that can be seen in the streets of Xiamen. Walking along the island will bring a lot of unforgettable impressions to everyone.
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Iconic cultural sights of China
Thousands of tourists flock to China every year to see the majestic Great Wall of China with their own eyes, visit Buddhist temples or wander through its bustling shopping streets. Here you can capture the picturesque landscapes, natural attractions, and man-made architectural monuments that give this country an unforgettable flavor and uniqueness. In this country, ancient monasteries stand next to modern buildings of glass and concrete. Residences of emperors of different dynasties are striking with their splendor and richness.