Located on the southeast coast of China, opposite Taiwan across the Taiwan Strait, the island port city of Xiamen, China, is one of the first four original "special economic zones" of China.
Xiamen is connected to the rest of China by a number of bridges and an underwater tunnel. It is a pleasant city, well laid-out and, in many ways, it is reminiscent of Singapore. In fact, motorcycles are banned, so traffic, although heavy, moves swiftly, and there's less noise.
Xiamen enjoys a subtropic... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2014 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.