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How to get to Gulangyu Island in Xiamen, Fujian, China

If you want to go to Gulangyu Island, you should probably read this article first. This guide will provide you with some in-depth details on how to actually get there. Gulangyu IslandGulangyu is a small, car free, residential island on the west coast of Xiamen main island in Fujian Province in China. It is also […]

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Architecture China Photography Travel Xiamen

Yun Shui Yao Tulou in Fujian, China

I’m sure you’ve heard of the Tulou buildings in Fujian, China. Typical photos show large round buildings made of soil and mud, with dark roofs and an internal circular courtyard. Tulou in Chinese technically means “soil building”, thus can exist as rectangular buildings as well as round ones. These unique buildings are found only in […]

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China Culture and tradition Travel Xiamen

Xiamen Tea Fair Spring Edition

A few weeks ago, I went to Xiamen on a whim to the Xiamen Tea Fair. I found out about it on my Xiamen airlines flight to Harbin in February for the winter festival. I wanted to go, then forgot about it until 1 week before it was due to start. I could just make […]

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China Guides Transport Travel Xiamen

Reading bus timetables in China

In this article, I’ll explain how to read bus timetables in China. Of all the bus timetables I’ve seen in various cities in China, they are all in this same format, so hopefully it will give you some guidance, but I can’t guarantee all bus timetables in China are like this. This example photo was […]

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