Izmir is a metropolitan city in the western extremity of Anatolia and the third most populous city in Turkey, after Istanbul and Ankara.
Phuket, one of the southern provinces of Thailand, consists of the island of Phuket, the country's largest island, and another 32 smaller islands off its coast.
Located on the French Riviera between Marseilles, France, and Genoa in Italy, Nice is a major tourist destination.
The city of Dushanbe, Tajikistan, became the 17th sister-city of Xiamen on June 20 2013. The Tajik capital is also Xiamen's first sister city in Central Asia.
Richmond is a culturally diverse city located on the Pacific coast in the Metro Vancouver area. The city is the location of Vancouver's international airport and hosted the 2010 Winter Games.
With more than 100,000 habitants, Trier is the biggest city in the west Rhineland-Palatinate. Furthermore, the city is adjacent to Belgium, Luxembourg and France.
The Greek city of Marathon established a sister-city relationship with Xiamen in East China's Fujian province on January 2, 2009.