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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
 
 
Shapowei
 
  
Zeng Cuo An
 
  
Zhongshan Road
 
  
Bashi
 
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 
  
 
SkyCycle
 
 
 
Mingfa Commercial Plaza
 
Transportation 
 
  
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.
 
SOURCE: WOX Team  
 

 

 

 

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