Xiamen is a simple city that is yet refined and beautiful. This is seen when the radiance of the moon shines down on the surface of Xiamen’s sea. The turquoise waters perform a rippling dance that intoxicates and ensnares the senses. It is as long as a dream, as flowing as the wind, and as delicate as love itself. Of course, missing Gulangyu is the same as not going to Xiamen. This is the preferred destination of the hipster type. New duplexes near Xiamen University in Zengcuo’an Village on Huandao Road. Reasons to go: Convenient transportation, an exquisite and elegant room in one of the few small novel apartments by the seaside of Xiamen University. It has a seafood stall right outside the exit way that boasts local traditions and tastes great. It is an 8-minute walk to Pearl Bay near the seaside, where you can enjoy the blue sky and white sand. The inn boasts a trendy and elegant design; the rooms are clean and fully equipped.
The Land Closest to the Heavens
Not to be Missed: Autumn in Pudacuo Shangri-La: the Lost Horizon. Picture vast emerald fields, sparkling lakes and colorful Tibetan prayer flags dancing with the wind. The devout on their knees, kissing the sacred ground, mountains and waters - such a sight has hardly changed in the millions of years that have passed.And those clouds hanging by the mountains peaks? They look like they can be blown away with just the gentlest breath of air. Recommended route: There are many holiday routes one can embark on throughout Yunnan. The Shangri-La trail tops them all.This is the site where three famous rivers of China run parallel to each other — Yangtze, Lancang and Nujiang rivers.You'll need at least a week to thoroughly soak up the magnificent views.