Xiamen was a very pleasant surprise. It’s not too crowded, quite tourist friendly, very well developed, and has a special charm which combines the scenic beauty of a coastal city with lots of colonial and regional history.
To summarize my trip to Xiamen, following are the posts I wrote about my short visit to Xiamen with a suggested 4 days 3 nights itinerary.
Gulang Island (Day 1 & Day 2, stay 2 nights)
Attractions in Xiamen (Day 3 and 4)
Other (Day 4):
If you have a couple more days to spare, you should take the ferry over to the Taiwanese Jinmen islands and explore the islands. I really wanted to do that, it’s one of the few places in Taiwan I haven’t been to yet, but time was limited and so I had to give that up. Hopefully next time.