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“Xiamen Gardens & Cable Car”

Xiamen Botanical Garden
Ranked #3 of 273 things to do in Xiamen
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Nice to walk around. We enjoyed the nearby cable car - thankfully it was a nice day and we got amazing views of Xiamen.

Thank pottsnz
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

So after I went through the hasstle to get the (expensive visa) for China, and we went off the ship to explore Xiamen.
I had few things on my bucket list, but since getting around in China is very hard due to lack of English speakers, and efficient set up of methods of transportation available for tourists, I found my self spending most of the day asking for directions to the Guarden and directions to get around once inside the garden due to poor signs and posted information (even the tourism information center don't speak English), which weird because usually tourist happen to be foreigners!!
BTW, famous temple (Nanputu) is on the opposite side of the only entrance to the garden. In another words you can't enter the garden and walk straight through to the end until you reach the temple, you must go in circles and waist time.
I visited this botanical garden in spring and nothing there impressed me, if your journey takes you next to Japan I recommend leaving the gardening sightseeing for these folks.
I suggest visiting Gulangyu island instead this boring expensive garden.
Advise, write all the places you like to visit in Chinese script (specially the port).
Bring goggle with you, it's normal for locals to reach deep into their lungs to extract lump of mucous and spit it anywhere.
Just in case
Emergency number China: 100
Police: 110
Fire: 119
Ambulance: 120
Cruise Center Port Stop (邮轮中心码头)
C U around.

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

The gardens are wonderful to walk around, there are multiple paths but I took a short hike between the temple and the cactus garden up to a giant rock to get a view of the city. Definitely worth it and makes for an enjoyable afternoon.

1  Thank Stacia R
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Its a big area where you can spend most of your day just walking around and enjoy pleasant and nice environment. There are a few entrances, you can also climb from the Nanputuo tample.

Thank Aleksandra M
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

You could easily spend a few hours walking around and enjoying the scenery. There are lots of nice little paths and stairs so make sure you wear comfortable shoes. If you have a few hours to kill then this is a good place to go, although I wouldn't say this is the highlight of what Xiamen has to offer.

Thank Koen A
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