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The beautiful coastal city
Xiamen, China's cleanest, most beautiful, seaport city. Also well known as the “garden on the sea”. Xiamen is located on the southeastern coast of Fujian Province and separated from Taiwan by the Taiwan Strait.
Xiamen was also historically known as Amoy. As an administrative unit, Xiamen can be
dated back to as far as the Song Dynasty. Xiamen has a long history as a port city, and
later became a center of British trade in the 19th century. Since its establishment as
one of China's first four Special Economic Zones in 1981, Xiamen has become a "window
city" for China's opening to the outside world. In addition to the rapid development of
economy, Xiamen’s environmental protection performance is particularly prominent. Xiamen
become one of the Top 10 China’s most attractive and best-maintained resort cities due
to the beautiful tropical scenery. Not only being wealthy with travel resources, Xiamen
has also temperate weather, fast and convenient transportation, as well as complete
travel establishments. Xiamen was ranked as China's second "most suitable city for
living", and also China's "most romantic leisure city" .
Xiamen is not only an attractive tourist city, but also a kind of attitude to life. Former United States President Richard Nixon once appraised Xiamen as the “Oriental Hawaii”. Come to Xiamen, only in Xiamen will you be lost in a oriental leisure life, forgetting where are you from.