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4 major tourist attractions outside Xiamen Island

Updated: 29 Apr 2013
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Besides famous Gulangyu Island, the tourist attractions outside Xiamen Island are charming as well and have become more and more popular among holiday-makers. WOX has picked 4 major tourist scenic spots in the 4 outlying districts of Xiamen for your reference during the 3-day May Day holiday.
 
1. Shuanglongtan Eco-Sports Resort (Jimei District) /双龙潭生态运动景区 
 
Shuanglongtan Eco-Sports Resort  Shuanglongtan Eco-Sports Resort

Located at the west of Kengnei Village in Guankou Town of Xiamen Jimei District, Shuanglongtan Eco-Sports Resort is the city’s only one sports scenic area integrating functions of accommodation, tourism, leisure and recreation, covering an area of 76.8 hectares.
 
Highlights:
Grass skiing, rock climbing, motor racing, farming, fishing, water sports
 
Admission: Free (RMB20-RMB50 for each amusement projects)
 
How to get there:
Take bus No. 921 to the Jimei Nursing Home Station(集美养老中心站) or take bus No. 903 to the Kengnei Village Station(坑内村站).
 
2. Xiamen Tianzhu Mountain Forest Park (Haicang District) /天竺山森林公园 
 
Xiamen Tianzhu Mountain Forest Park

Located at Dongfu Town in Xiamen Haicang District, Tianzhu Mountain Forest Park, dubbed as "Xiamen’s Backyard", is an offshore forest park integrating functions of tourism and sightseeing, leisure, sports, agricultural science and religious culture, covering an area of 30.813 suqare kilometres.
 
Highlights:
Tianzhu Lake, Haoyue Lake, Hundred-bamboo Garden, Longmen Temple, Zhenji Temple
 
Admission: Free (RMB30/per person for touring car)
 
How to get there:
Take bus No. 805 to the Tianzhushan Dongmen Station (天竺山东门站).
 
3. Wild Valley Eco-park (Yeshan Valley) (Tong’an District) / 野山谷 
 
Yeshan Valley Yeshan Valley

Located at the border of Lianhua Town in Xiamen Tong’an District and Anxi County in Quanzhou, Wild Valley Eco-park enjoys high reputation as "Fujian’s Green Lung" and "Fujian’s Jiuzhai Valley" for its original natural landscape and jade waterfall.
 
Highlights:
Tropical forests, Jinxi Canyon,rafting, outdoor war games
 
Admission:
RMB50/per person for tourist route A (tropical forest and waterfall scenic area)
RMB80/per person for tourist route B (tropical forest, waterfall and Jinxi Canyon scenic area)
 
How to get there:
Take Anxi-bound shuttle bus at Xiamen Fanghu Long-distance Bus Terminal and get off at Wild Valley Eco-park

4. Bougainvillea Park on Damao Mountain (Xiang’an District) /大帽山三角梅园

  Damao Mountain Bougainvillea Park

Bougainvillea Park on Damao Mountain in Xiamen Xiang’an District covers an area of about 466,690 square metres, where nearly 10,000 bougainvilleas, the city flower of Xiamen, are planted.
Highlights:
Bougainvillea, historical sites
 
Admission: Free
 
How to get there:
Take bus No. 752 to the Xinyu Station (新圩站), and then take bus No. 713 to the Damaoshan Station (大帽山站).
 
SOURCE: WOX Info by Sarah Wu
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