Yin Du Hotel
Jiahe Road 96, Xiamen, Fujian, 361009, China
More about Xiamen
One of the BRT stations.
Lake near the park entry
Statute of Koxinga Gulangyu Island
where to stay
hi,my girlfriend and i will be visiting in february 2008.can anybody reccommend which area we should stay in.we want somewhere near pubs,restaurants,shopping etc.also,information on the usual weather in feb would be useful-cheers
Re: where to stay
Personally I'd pick to stay on Gulangyu for at least 1 night. What's your expected price range?
Xiamen isn't really a shopping destination.
Look up Xiamen's historical weather data at Weather Underground (http://www.wunderground.com/global/stations/59134.htm) and MSN Weather (http://weather.msn.com/local.aspx?wealocations=wc:CHXX0140).
For more good information on Xiamen and around, look up Amoy Magic (http://www.amoymagic.com).
Re: where to stay
If you are planning to stay in Xiamen can I recommend the Super 8 hotel, Xiamen at 29 HOUJIANG DAI ROAD XIAMEN Tel : (86) 8120888
very nice hotel, friendly English speaking staff and well located. About £12 a night. Close to shops, food outlets and its a 30 minute walk to the coast (or take a quick cheap taxi)
Travel Tips for Xiamen
Swimming in the Taiwan Strait!!
I love swimming -- and swimming in the ocean is the best because of all of the nature around you! Xiamen is an island, so there are a lot of nice beaches for swimming! They aren't very crowded and are nice and clean. The water is very salty, so it's easy to swim in. Watch out for the tides -- locals know the right times for swimming. Otherwise -- Dive in!
I've been to Xiamen so many times i lost count already - for business purposes, but i found them all enjoyable mainly because of the hospitality that our business partners rendered during our many stay there. They pick us up at the airport (I find their airport very impressive and clean). From airport, it's about 1 1/2 hour drive going to Jinjiang were most Industrial Buildings are. We have tea every hour (ok, so i'm exaggerating). I remember always having tea there and not just tea, but "ceremonial tea", it's quite an experience really. They offer guest rooms so that you won't have to go to a hotel and mind you, the rooms are decent much like you're in a hotel. I love waking up in the mornings eating eggs, fruits and soya milk for breakfast. Lunch and dinner are like feasts, it seems that they never run out of food to serve you. My favorite restaurant though was a shabu shabu restaurant (i forgot the name, sorry), were you can see prawns squirming, trying to jump out of the hot pot! really really fresh... yum!
The weather around august is very very hot around 34-35 degree celcius. hot! but around december-march the weather gets cold and windy.
Shopping?? I didn't do much clothes shopping. The ceramics and chopsticks were my favorite items to shop there! The bowl is very cheap, less than a dollar. It is also nice to invest on a machine that makes soya milk. I became a huge fan of soya milk ever since i experienced it there.
What's particularly challenging there is that most of them hardly understand or speak english. You better learn the language or you'll end up sulking because you can't go around. Or better yet, have an english-chinese dictionary handy all the time.