Xiamen Facts

Xiamen Facts

By Kelly PangUpdated Mar. 18, 2021
Xiamen yejing

Name: Xiamen (厦门; Xiàmén /xee'ah-men/)
Meaning: 'gate to the mansion'
Previous names: Amoy, Tongan, Siming


The China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT) is one of the most important in China.

Main Attractions


Chuxi earthen building cluster

The city is on the coast of Fujian Province and has long been an important port city open to foreign trade. It was controlled and developed by the British Empire from the mid 19th century until 1912.


Location Information


Gulangyu island

Xiamen's climate is monsoonal humid subtropical. It has hot and humid summers and short cool winters. Most people would consider the weather and air quality pleasant.



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