Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player


Xiamen, formerly Amoy, is fast growing port city in the southeastern province of Fujian. Metropolitan Xiamen covers an area of 1565 square kilometers and is home to just under 3 million residents. One of the earliest designated special economic zones in China, one of the top ten busiest ports and the center of the Taiwan Strait West development , Xiamen is very visibly not only one of the more prosperous cities, but also one of the most thoughtfully landscaped, with tree-lined boulevards.
Xiamen is often called the Italy of China. The climate is subtropical: summer lasts from June to October. There is over ten-kilometer stretches of beach. The cooling sea breeze and various beach activities make your experience here exciting and enjoyable.

The people of Xiamen have a great sense of pride about their city.  A large part of that pride stems from the fact that for several decades after the founding of modern China until only the early/mid 1990s, Fujian and the rest of southeast China did not figure in the economic development plans of the central government and were considered the backwaters of China. As a result of this historical political neglect, there is a feeling among Xiamen residents that the prosperity they enjoy today was accomplished largely on their own.

Over the past decade, Xiamen has garnered numerous awards for being a green and healthy city and plans are made for Xiamen to become a green, sustainable city, using carbon as a key metric.