Austrian Media names Xiamen world top 10 places to visit

Updated: 2019-01-22
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A tourism exhibition featuring more than 800 exhibitors from over 80 countries was held in Vienna, Austria, from January 10th to 13th, 2019. During the exhibition, Austria's second largest newspaper, Österreich, released a list of their top-10 recommended world vacation destinations in 2019. The beautiful mid-sized city of Xiamen, on China's southern coast, ranked second on the list. The list is as follows: 


1. Kaikoura, New Zealand: A natural paradise for whale watching.
2. Xiamen, China: A multi-island city with a mix of Chinese and western culture.

3. Puebla, Mexico: A place with abundant natural resources and a diverse local culture.


4. Normandy, France: A picturesque food paradise.
5. Great Smoky Mountains, USA: A fascinating national park.
6. Buenos Aires province, Argentina: A paradise on the Atlantic coast.
7. Accra, Ghana: A city populated by passionate people and dreamy beaches.
8. Mozambique: A paradise for divers.
9. Outer Hebrides, Scotland: A pristine island cluster off the west coast of Scotland.
10. Wakayama, Japan: A prefecture with beautiful beaches, mountains, and a diverse local culture.
According to the Xiamen Municipal Tourism Development Commission:
> Xiamen received an estimated 89 million domestic and foreign tourists in 2018, a 13.7 percent year-on-year growth rate. Tourism revenue reached RMB 140 billion, a 19.8 percent year-on-year jump. Average spending per tourist reached RMB 1,573 per person, a 5.4 percent year-on-year increase. 
>Xiamen received 4.1 million inbound tourists (a 12 percent year-on-year rise) and earned 3.7 billion US dollars in the same year (a 16 percent year-on-year rise).

What does Xiamen have?
Xiamen is a coastal city featuring a relaxed local culture, beautiful scenery, and a pleasant climate.
Natural scenic spots
Xiamen Garden Expo Park
Wuyuan Bay Wetland Park
Laoyuanzi Folk Culture Village
Haiwan Park
Wanshi Botanical Garden
Egret Park
Tong'an Wild Valley
Beichen Mountain
Huwei Mountain
Wutong Lighthouse Park
Dongping Mountain
Tianzhu Mountain
Railway Cultural Park
Xiamen Cat Museum
Gulangyu Island
Places to enjoy Xiamen local foods
Zeng Cuo An
Zhongshan Road
Religions sites
Nanputuo Temple
Qingjiao Ciji Palace
Guanyin Temple 
Fantian Temple
Meishan Temple 
Hongshan Temple
Bamboo Chapel
Xinjie Church
Entertainment outlets
Guanyinshan Dream Waterworld 
Fantawild Dreamland 
Above the Cloud·Xiamen 
Mingfa Commercial Plaza
Xiamen Metro Line 1
Bus Rapid Transit Lines 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Bus and taxi
Note: Photos in this article are sourced from Internet.




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