Eastern China Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Eastern China - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Hakka Roundhouses

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Legend has it that when these four-story-tall structures were first spotted by the American military, fear spread that they were silos...

Hongshan Park

  • Park/Playground

Built into a hillside, Hongshan Park has a small Buddhist temple, a lovely waterfall, and beautiful views of the city and the harbor.

Hulishan Cannon Fort

  • Historic District/Site

A symbol of China’s westernization in the 19th and 20th centuries, Hulishan Cannon Fort was built with a hand from Germany. When it...

Kinmen Island

  • Island

History buffs will be fascinated by a trip to "the island Chairman Mao couldn't capture." Though barely a stone's throw from mainland...

Nanputuo Temple

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Dating from the Tang Dynasty, Nanputuo Temple has roofs decorated with brightly painted clustered flowers, sinewy serpents, and mythical...

Overseas Chinese Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

In the southern part of the city, the Overseas Chinese Museum was founded by the wealthy industrialist Tan Kah Kee. With pictures and...

Wanshi Botanical Garden

  • Garden/Arboretum

Surrounding a pretty lake at the base of Wanshi Mountain, the Wanshi Botanical Garden has a fine collection of more than 6,500 species...

Xiamen University

  • Educational Institution

Right by Nanputuo Temple, housed in an interesting mix of modern and traditional colonial buildings, is Xiamen University. It was founded...

Zhongshan Park

  • Park/Playground

Commemorating Dr. Sun Yat-sen—who is known in Chinese as Sun Zhongshan—Zhongshan Park was built in 1927 and is centered around a...