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  The city of Xiamen is one Chinese city that you should definitely visit, where we can offer cheap flights and holidays to Xiamen from Ireland all-year round. Located on the southeast coast of China with a population of 3.67 million inhabitants Xiamen is an intriguing city to visit.

Xiamen as a holiday destination is known for its stunning scenery as well as its tree lined beaches. During the 19th Century the city of Xiamen was a treaty port and remnants of it are still clearly evident even to this day. In 2006, Xiamen was ranked as China’s second most suitable city for living, and 2011 saw Xiamen being named as China’s most romantic leisure city.

Historically speaking Xiamen has had an explosive history to say the least. For your chance to witness this historically rich Chinese city, I would advise you to check our incredible deals on all-inclusive flights and holidays to Xiamen from Ireland. A number of high profile wars have taken place here, the first most notable of them being the First Opium War between Britain and China. The British captured Xiamen in the Battle of Amoy on the 26th August 1841. Xiamen was one of China’s five treaty ports that were opened by the Treaty of Nanking in 1842 at the end of the war.

During the Second World War, Xiamen was occupied by the Japanese from May 1938 to September 1945. In the Chinese War, which followed, the islands of Xiamen and Gulangyu were captured by the Communists in October 1949. However, an assault on the island of Jinmen was repelled by the Nationalist defenders. It is amazing that it has made it out on the right side. 

During your tour of this enchanting Chinese city you will see some remnants from Xiamen’s tumultuous past.

The island of Gulangyu, which is just located across the harbour, is a very popular weekend getaway spot for locals and tourists alike where you will discover some spectacular and breath-taking views of Xiamen its surrounding areas. The island of Gulangyu features many Victorian-era style European edifices.

During your Xiamen adventure you will have to visit the Buddhist Nanputuo Temple. This temple dates back to the Tang Dynasty. It is a wonderful Xiamen attraction that you certainly must visit so check out amazing deals on holidays and flights to Xiamen from Ireland.

The city of Xiamen is famous for its history as being the frontline in the Chinese Civil War with Taiwan over Jinmen, 50 years ago. One attraction that is definitely worth visiting is Kinmen. It is a group of islands just a few kilometres away from Xiamen Island under Taiwanese control.

Xiamen University is a stunning campus to visit and explore. Here you will discover old traditional Chinese buildings as well as a very tranquil lake.

Don’t forget to visit Hulishan Fortress. This fortress, which was built in 1894, is a relic of the Westernisation Movement.  The fortress was built during the reign of Emperor Guangxu and it is associated with Xiamen’s gloomy history of rise and fall. Visitors will discover that the Fortress is composed of a barracks, a commanding tower, a sentry platform, a secret tunnel, an ammunition depot, a castle, a trench as well as other structures.

Xiamen was an ancient battlefield where its inhabitants resisted imperial aggressors, and the city played a very important role in the fight against foreign aggressors. The German company – Krupp purchased east and west emplacements of the historic Fortress including its two main cannons. Only one remains on site to this day.  Weighing 50 tons and 13.13 metres in length, this 280mm cannon has a maximum range of fire of 16,000 metres.

During your tour of the Hulishan Fortress, where we can offer great deals on flights and holidays to Xiamen at very reasonable rates, you will come face to face with more than 50 iron cannons from the Ming and Qing Dynasties, which were removed from the Xiamen waters as well as during construction of the city.

As the Hulishan Fortress was a coastal defence fortress, you will find a trench outside and a patrolling path located inside.

Visitors will enjoy looking through the telescopes and seeing the islands of Erdan and Dadan, which are under Jinmen’s jurisdiction.

Xiamen’s South Putuo Temple is also another eye catching attraction. It is a world famous Buddhist Temple that was founded during the Tang Dynasty. It is so named because it is situated south of the Buddhist Holy Site – Mount Putuo in the Province of Zhejiang.

Haicang Bridge is a suspension bridge, which was built in 1999. It is a very important bridge as it links Xiamen Island with the city’s Haicang District, which is located on the mainland. This bridge spans 648 metres. Come and see this amazing bridge with our extraordinary deals on flights and all-inclusive holidays to Xiamen from Ireland all-year round.

Music Square is one part of Xiamen that you certainly must visit. This park-like area along the picturesque boardwalk is where you will discover many sculptures of some very famous composers and musicians both Western and Chinese.

Jiageng Park is a stunning park that is well worth a visiting while holidaying in Xiamen. The park was built in memory of the founder of Xiamen University, Tan Kah Kee (Chen Jiageng).

Xiamen’s nightlife is rich and vibrant. Nights out in Xiamen are very affordable compared to the bustling cities of Beijing and Shanghai.

A trip here is well worth it.

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