Xiamen in full bloom, the blossoming flowers in May

Updated: 22 May 2010
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The colourful blooming flowers add lots of charm and colours to Xiamen.
It is that time of the year again, when the summer is just around the corner and flowers are in full bloom. For many people in Xiamen, it is May flower blossom time. The colorful blooming flowers add lots of charm and colours to Xiamen, especially the phoenix flowers and Bougainvillea spectabilis.
The phoenix tree, the city tree of Xiamen, has elegant branches and
 beautiful leaves, are like raging fire of the special economic zone.  
Phoenix Tree, also called Red Pillars or Flamboyant Tree, is the city tree of Xiamen. It can be as tall as 20 meters. The tree will blossom in summer with botrus big flowers of red color and luster. The red flowers, with elegant branches and beautiful leaves, are like raging fire of the special economic zone.
One easy spot that you can see Phoenix trees is in Hubinbei Lu. Make a visit to Guanren Lu behind Marco Polo Hotel; you can see rows of phoenix trees with bright and deep colours of phoenix flowers, covering the entire trees and the entire street.
The Bougainvillea spectabilis, the city flower of Xiamen, is widely grown in Xiamen.
Bougainvillea spectabilis is the city flower of Xiamen. It’s widely planted in the city. Residents of Xiamen grow them in gardens and courtyards, in parks and along roads. The bright-colored flowers have become the post card of Xiamen and are widely known to tourists.
Though phoenix trees and Bougainvillea spectabilis are widely grown in Xiamen, some other places are strongly recommended for your appreciation of the May flowers.
1). Phoenix flowers
- Lianhua Park
- Binglang Road
- Hubin Bei Road
- Xiamen University
- Zhongshan Park
The blooming phoenix flowers at Binglang Road.
2). Bougainvillea spectabilis
- Meihailing Mountain
- Xiamen Botanical Garden
The blossoming Bougainvillea spectabilis on Gulangyu Island.
Though Bougainvillea spectabilis can be seen in most places in Xiamen, we highly recommend you to take a walk on Gulangyu Island, where Bougainvillea spectabilis meet green trees to form a charming painting.

How to get to Xiamen: 

Apple Travel offers international and domestic flights and hotel packages to Xiamen. Also, tickets of regular train and bullet train are available in Apple Travel.

For reservations, please contact travel consultant at or 0086-592-5074177.

Apple Travel Xiamen Office (Main Office)
Address Shop 18-20,Guanren Rd (behind the Marco Polo Hotel)
361006 Xiamen,
Fujian Province, China
Reservations: (86-592)-5074177 
Fax: (86-592)-5052948
Office Hours: Mon. - Fri. 08:30-18:00 Sat. 09:00-17:00 Sun. 13:00-17:00
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