Xiamen, the second largest city in Fujian province, covers a total area of 1,516 square kilometers. As one of China’s first batch of five special economic zones, it has become a city of rapid growth with large amounts of investment from Taiwan, Hong Kong and foreign countries. Despite its fame as an industrial powerhouse, this port city still maintains its charm with traditional architecture, delicious food, a pleasant climate and picturesque scenery, attracting many visitors every year.
Xiamen is an ancient city with a long and varied history. One of China's five special economic zones, Xiamen was once called "Ludao", meaning Egret Island, as many birds of that species used to inhabit the area.
2020 — Ranked eighth among China's Top 10 Most Livable Cities 2020 — Honored as a national civilized city for the sixth consecutive time 2020 — Named the Chinese city with the most potential