Xiamen is a large city at the east coast of China, located at the East China Sea. The main attractions include the tourist island Gulangyu with its sandy beaches and the buildings from the colonial period, and the South Putuo Temple (sometimes also known as Nanputuo Temple), which is an early Buddhist temple of the Tang Dynasty. In the city area you find also the very good Jade Museum (Xiamen Shine Good Culture Gallery), which is China's largest jade-themed gallery. The city also has an exceptionally vibrant nightlife and it is much cheaper than in Shanghai or Beijing. Among the beach activities kitesurfing is the most popular in Xiamen.
Monthly Weather Conditions
More information: Xiamen forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Xiamen is a cheap destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $29.47, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $85.41, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Basic hotel: $45.84
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $3.47
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $5.12
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $1.13
- Meal, McDonalds: $4.92
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $3.52
Xiamen has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 82.1 (better than United states average 48.3)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 83.5 (better than United states average 70.0)
- Walking alone at night: 67.8 (better than United states average 42.1)
More information: Xiamen safety
Things which affect the renting of the car:
- Direction of traffic: In many countries in Asia the traffic is left-handed. In countries like China, Vietnam, the Philippines and Laos the traffic is right-handed.
- Age restrictions: The minimum age for renting a car is usually 18 - 25 years. Drivers under 25 years of age and over 65 years of age are charged an extra fee or get rental terms and conditions, which include to take an additional insurance for damage / collision.
- Driving abroad: Without special contracts a rental car can almost invariably only be driven inside of the country in which it is rented.
- Driver’s license and documents: An international driving license, passport and credit card are mostly required to rent are car. The exception is China, where only a Chinese driving license is valid, so for driving in China it is either a Belgium or a Hong Kong driving license required, which can be translated to Chinese.