Boasting the charming seascape, Xiamen is a major city on the southeast coast of China. Literally meaning "the Gate of the Grand Mansion," Xiamen has served as a gateway to China from the south. You will explore this relaxing city by visiting top attractions include beautiful Amoy Circular Road (Huandao Road or Island Ring Road), Gulangyu Island, and traditional South Putuo Temple which offer visitors picturesque landscapes and unique cultural experience.
In the morning, you will be met and picked up from your hotel at about 9am. Your private guide will contact you in advance to confirm exact pickup time. Firstly, take a 10-minute long ferry ride to laid-back Gulangyu Island. Stroll around the island to appreciate its delicate natural beauty, ancient relics, and a variety of architectural style including the old consulates, churches, and other European-style colonial buildings. Follow your guide to explore Shuzhuang Garden, an exquisite seaside villa, and Piano Museum that has with a collection of more than 70 valuable old pianos curated from all over the world.Then, head to famed South Putuo Temple. Comprised of three halls and one garret, the structure was first built during Tang Dynasty. Walk into the temple and enjoy the great collection of Buddhist relics including a Burmese jade Buddha carving and important Buddhist scriptures. Afterwards, head to Amoy Circular Road (Huandao Road or Island Ring Road), the most beautiful marathon route in the world. This is the main road of the city established for citizens for recreational use by the beach. You will have a chance to take a nice walk along the road.Finally, drive to Zhongshan Road Pedestrian Street, passing by one of the most beautiful universities in China, Xiamen University. Enjoy your free time window shopping on this famous commercial street. At the end, you will be transferred back to your hotel after a short drive.