Cruises from Xiamen
Xiamen, or Amoy, stands on an island located inside a large inlet on the SE coast of Fujian Province, and is joined to the mainland by a five km long causeway. One of China's most tourist-friendly cities, Xiamen was recently voted China's cleanest city. The city has many attractions for the tourist, including its surrounding countryside that provides spectacular scenery and pleasant tree-lined beaches, giving it the feel of a holiday resort. Adding to the resort atmosphere is the little island of Gulangyu, a ten-minute ferry ride to the SW, where the old colonial homes of Europeans and Japanese still line the island's traffic-free streets.