Xiamen is situated on the southeast coast of Fujian Province. Situates at the front of Zhangzhou-Quanzhou Plain, Xiamen also faces Taiwan Island and the Penghu Islands across the Taiwan Strait.
Xiamen covers a land area of 1565 square kilometers and a sea area of 300 square kilometers. By the end of 2010 the whole population is 1.8 million, consisting of more than 20 ethnic groups and overseas Chinese live in China. Owning the favorable geographic condition and perfect tourism resource, Xiamen is regarded as the most attractive tourist destination of Fujian Province.
Xiamen enjoys a sound popularity within diverse customer segments. It is praised as the 'Garden on the Sea.' Xiamen owns a lot of famous tourist attraction such as Gulangyu Island, Yongding Hakkas House, Xiamen University, and beautiful beaches. For tourists who are seeking for a leisurely holiday as well as unforgettable memories, Xiamen is a perfect place to go.
The climate of Xiamen belongs to sub-tropical Zone, which is characterized by generally mild with abundant rainfalls. It has maritime climate and congenial, spring-like weather in four seasons. The average annual temperature is approximately 21℃. The city receives abundant sunshine (a total of 2,276 hours annually). The annual average temperature here is 20.8 degrees ºC. The coldest month, in February, temperature never goes below 10 degrees C. Winter in Xiamen is not harsh while summer is free from extreme hot. All year around tourists could enjoy the bright sunlight, the gentle breeze, the lush plants and the colorful flowers.
Xiamen boasts well-developed transportation facilities. A complete transportation network has been built, principally consisting of air, railways, express ways and public transportation. Besides, Xiamen is an important ice-free port, a lot of premium cruises start from or passes Xiamen Port.
As a world renowned tourism city, Xiamen attracts millions of tourists each year. Most visitors who have been to Xiamen are impressed by the beautiful city view and leisure atmosphere.