Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Xiamen, China

Here are the photos from our trip to Xiamen, China! (厦门, pronounced kind of like "sha-mun.") It's a well-known vacation spot for Chinese people, in southern China (about the same latitude as Key West, Florida). We were there during winter but the weather was super-nice, in the 60s and 70s Fahrenheit. (Note that China uses Celsius though.)

There is a big touristy island in Xiamen called Gulangyu 鼓浪屿. The whole thing is beaches and pretty scenery. There aren't any cars on this island, just a ton of pedestrian paths, and some smaller electric vehicles.

Anyway here's part 1 of our photos:

Taking the ferry from the city to the island.

Ferry terminal

There is a caligraphy carving museum. It's all artwork of Chinese characters carved into wood or other materials.

There is a piano museum there. It has pianos from Europe and the US. Some were pretty old.

I don't even know what's going on with this piano.

Narrow pedestrian streets and little restaurants and souvenir shops.

Xiamen is so beautiful! I'll be posting more pictures next week~


Series of posts with photos from my trip to Xiamen:

Taking the Train in China
Xiamen, China
Xiamen, China (part 2)
Churches in Xiamen, China
Food in Xiamen, China


If you want to see more posts like this, consider supporting me on patreon~ When I reach my goal of $20/month, I'll do a series of blog posts about various aspects of life in Shanghai. With lots of photos. ^_^

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