After Sanya, today Miracle Mandarin will show you another city——Xiamen.
Xiamen is an island city with a rich and dramatic history, replete with pirates, rebel leaders, and European merchants. Now linked to mainland Fujian by a causeway, Xiamen retains a strong international flavor. Known in the West as Amoy, Xiamen has a long history as a port city, and later became a center of British trade in the 19th centuryMany of the old treaty-port and colonial buildings in Western styles survive. Today Xiamen is one of China’s most attractive and best-maintained resort cities.
Xiamen is a well-known tourist port city in the Southeast coast of China. It is one of the Cleanest Cities of China, the Garden Cities of China, the National Environmental Protection Model Cities, and the best sightseeing cities in China. Not only being wealthy with travel resources, Xiamen has also temperate weather, fast and convenient transport and communication, and complete travel establishments.
By reorganizing old landscapes and developing new sceneries, Xiamen has formed five main Tourist areas– Gulangyu Island Tourist Area, Nanputuo Temple Tourist Area, Wangshi Rock Tourist Area, Huangcuo Tourist Area and Jimei Tourist Area.
Let Miracle Mandarin show you the most famous tourist site: Gulangyu.
Gulangyu, separated from Xiamen by the 500-metre-wide Egret River, with an area of 1.77 square kilometers, enjoys a lauditory title “Garden on the Sea.” The original name of the islet was Yuan Zhou Zi. In the Ming Dynasty it was renamed Gulang, meaning ”drum waves”, because the holes in the southwestern reefs hit by the waves make sounds like the drum beating. Overlapping peaks foil the blue water, white clouds, green trees and bright flowers.
The air in the islet is fresh. The entire place is free from any sorts of vehicles and is particularly quiet. All these render an atmosphere of a fairyland.
The roar of the waves breaks on the rocks. Impressive melodies surrounding and lingering on this island make famous for its piano-laden past. It is known as the piano island because people here love the piano. As early as 1913, students in schools run by foreigners started learning the piano. The enthusiasm for music later spread to more ordinary people on the island. Many piano families have since then come into being and produced accomplished musicians. And the number of the pianos possessed is in the leading place in the nation, though there is only a population of 20,000 people.
No tourist can afford to miss one attraction located on the island — the nation’s largest piano museum. All different types of pianos such as miniature pianos, automatic pianos, accordion pianos and round-shaped pianos, both are on display.
For people living in the hustle and bustle of today’s metropolis, citizens on this island seem to live in a paradise with a relaxing, healthy and placid lifestyle.
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