Jimei School Village is located in Jimei District, northern suburb of Xiamen City in Fujian Province. It is connected to Xiamen Island by a 2,212 meters’ long causeway named Xiamen Bridge. Jimei School Village was built by Mr. Tan Kah Kee from 1913, containing a complete school system including primary schools, middle schools, high schools, a university, and a series of colleges including Xiamen Aquatic Products College, Jimei Navigation College, Jimei Finance and Economy Institute and Business Administration College.
Why Jimei School Village is special
Jimei School village is a complete school system owning a sound popularity among Chinese people and overseas Chinese. After decades of development, it now covers an area of over 100,000 square kilometers with more than 10,000 students studying in the village. Equipped with good facilities, it provides auditoriums, swimming pools, stadiums, cinemas, hospitals and navigation clubs to the students. Besides been regarded as a complete school system, Jimei School Village has been regarded as an attractive tourist destination of Xiamen now.
Jimei School Village highlights
Stylish Architecture Style
Jimei School Village is renowned for blending Chinese architectural style with western architecture style. The unique building group has become a symbol of Jimei School Village. Daonan Lou in Jimei Middle School, Nanxun Lou in Overseas Chinese School and the Teaching Building of Navigation College are three most famous buildings standing in the beautiful school village.
Turtle Garden in Jimei School Village is a beautiful and fancy garden constructed in 1950 by Mr. Tan Kah Kee on the former site of "Turtle Head Palace". Jimei Liberation Monument stands in the centre of the garden. The garden houses several stone carvings presenting the Southern Fujian stone art.
Returnees' Hall is walled by white stones and roofed with green tiles. It covers an area of 4,000 square meters, presenting a typical sample of south Fujian construction. An exhibition of Mr. Tan Kah Kee's life and achievements is on display, vividly presenting his whole life as a great leader of the patriotic overseas Chinese.