The main thing to see in Xiamen is the island of Gulangyu Island which was where the foreigners hung out back when this was the only part of China opened to foreigners in 1842.
The ocean-side view from the top of the 'rock
Lots of water sports, with boats, Jet-Skis, and other vendors waiting to take tourists for rides
Another beach near the university, much less crowded
Well, not so un-crowded, as lots of people wandering the beaches
Further down are concrete objects on the beach - they look like computer mice to me !
There are still scores of old buildings from the 19th century - some are being renovated, while others are in serious disrepair
Great looking lantern
One building had old Cultural Revolution slogans still painted on it - don't see much of this any more
Not all fun and games - these guys seem to be working pretty hard
And a gardener in a sea of green
An interesting teahouse
One of the island's major features is a central rock and
tower, from which you can see Taiwanese islands on a clear day.
Here is the rock from near the beach
One smaller part of the rock
Looking down from the top (at zoom) of interesting buildings
And looking towards the beach - you can barely see the mainland Xiamen tall buildings in the haze
Cool sculpture of people playing
Yinan with big rock in the background
Yinan with more rocks
And a temple building