Romance on Piano Island
Xiamen is known as one of the most romantic destinations in China. Xiamen is a city of sweet nothings: many newly married Chinese couples come to south-east China for their honeymoon. And Xiamen really is romantic. The nearby Gulangyu Island, for instance, where there is no motorised traffic, features wonderful coastlines and ingenious gardens with stone footbridges. This is a wonderful setting for leisurely strolls accompanied by piano music echoing from old villas and narrow streets. Xiamen is the ideal destination for a fairy-tale honeymoon and a perfect starting point for a tour of China. Experience it for yourself: book a flight to Xiamen now!
History in stone
At first glance, Xiamen appears modern, sometimes even European. The port city has greatly expanded in recent decades, with modern high-rise buildings, wide roads and lovely city parks. While the city is relatively young by Chinese standards – less than 700 years – much of its heritage has fortunately been preserved. Due to this, you can get a wonderful overview of the city's history. For example, the 1,000-year-old Nanputuo Temple is located against rocky hills at the foot of the nearby Wulao Peaks. This Buddhist temple is still in full operation: hundreds of monks study, chant and pray in the ornate complex every day. Do not hesitate to have a chat: they are very open and happy to talk. Or get to know Koxinga (1624-1662), a military leader of the Ming Dynasty who is honoured as a hero in China. His giant stone statue stands on a rock on Gulangyu Island, looking over the sea to the city of Xiamen.
Flights to Xiamen for an exceptional city trip
Looking for a cheap flight to Xiamen? With KLM, your holiday begins the moment you step onboard. Your journey will fly by with your own entertainment set on intercontinental flights: free films, games and music. Enjoy our selection of snacks or a tasty dinner and drinks. Add in our many handy extra services (some available for a supplement) and you’ll be in China before you know it.