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Tourist Attractions in Xiamen

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Wanshi Botanical Garden

Wanshi Botanical Garden (click to enlarge)

Wanshi Botanical Garden is a tourist attraction full of grotesque rocks, rare trees and flowers, and mountain springs. The lifelike scenes, such as Elephant Trunk, Camel Rock and Laughing Rock, together with over 4,000 rare plants, make Wanshi Botanical Garden a well-known tourist resort.

Brahma Monastery

Brahma Monastery (click to enlarge)

Fantian Monastery located below the main peak of the Wheels Mountain. It was initially build in 581 A.D of Sui Dynasty named "Xingjiao Monastery", later renamed "fatian (brahma) monastery", but it was almost ruined in the Republic of China Period, in the latest years the grand fantian (brahma) monastery has been rebuilt.

Sunrise on Hongji Summit

Sunrise on Hongji Summit (click to enlarge)

Hongji Mountain is the highest mountain on Xiamen Island, with its summit Yunding Rock (Cloud Top Rock) of 339.6 meters height above sea level. From the summit you can get a bird's-eye-view of the whole Xiamen, as well as the islands to the east. Yunding Rock is better known in Xiamen than Hongji Mountain, so people usually call this spot as Watching Sunrise on Yunding Rock.

Five Old Gentlemen Peaks

Five Old Gentlemen Peaks (click to enlarge)

Behind Nanputuo Temple, inscribed on the wall of a rock is a large word "Buddha" which is 4.66 metres in height and 3.33 metres in width. And farther behind, high up on the mountain stands a screen of five peaks coloured by green trees and bamboos and marked by serene valleys and rocks of pleasing shapes. They are called "Five Old Gentlemen Reaching the Clouds", and are one of the eight grand sights of Xiamen.

Taiping Rock

Taiping Rock (click to enlarge)

One can climb up Taiping Rock from the stone path in front of Wanshi Botanical Garden. Here is characterized by craggy stones, hidden caves, quiet and beautiful woods and gurgling streams. In recent years, new temples haven been built here were according to but surpassing their initial appearance. Visitors can have a rest and taste tea in a tearoom there. Close to the temple are a pile of huge rocks overlaying each other to form a mouth that is laughing with delight. People gave it the name "Taiping Laughing Stone".
(from Website of Xiamen Powerlong Hotel and Xiamen Tourism Bureau)

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Tour Xiamen
  1. Wanshi Botanical Garden
  2. Brahma Monastery
  3. Sunrise on Hongji Summit
  4. Five Old Gentlemen Peaks
  5. Taiping Rock
  6. Heaven Border Temple
  7. Twelve-Dragon Pool
  8. Huandaolu Road
  9. Haicang Bridge
  10. Jingzhou Park
  11. Jinbang Park
  12. Huxiyan Rock
  13. Haicang Qingjiao Ciji Palace
  14. Hulishan Hill Fort
  15. Hongshan Park
  16. Bright Moon Garden
  17. Shuzhuang Park
  18. Sunlight Rock
  19. Yuandan Lakeview
  20. Aoyuan (Turtle Garden)
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