Xiàmén, also known to the West as Amoy, ranks as the most attractive city in Fújiàn. Many of its old colonial buildings have been carefully restored and its clean, well-kept streets and lively waterfront district give it a captivating old-world charm rarely seen in Chinese cities.
A visit to Xiàmén isn’t complete without a stay on the tiny island of Gǔlàng Yǔ, once the old colonial home of the Europeans and Japanese. Its breezy seaside gardens and delightful architecture are one of the highlights of visiting Fújiàn.
Xiàmén is unbearably hot and humid in the summer and slightly cooler in the winter. Spring and autumn are when temperatures are at their best, though fickle weather means rain any time of year.