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Xiamen Day Tour to Nanputuo Temple, Huli Mountain Fort and Gulangyu Island

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Overview:

Art, history, food and picturesque attractions, Xiamen has it all. If you only have one day free, book this private day trip to discover the region’s highlights with a local professional guide. Explore three of Xiamen’s most must-see attractions: Nanputuo Temple, Huli Mountain Fort and Gulangyu Island during this tour. Tours include hotel pick-up and drop off in a private air-conditioned vehicle and all the entrance fees and admission tickets.

Route

Xiamen

Tour Code

XM1D0N-NHXG-001

Meals

Lunch

Attractions

Nanputuo Temple; Huli Mountain Fort; Xiamen University; Gulangyu Island

Highlights

  • Learn more about Buddhism and culture and get a sense of inner peace during visiting Nanputuo Temple
  • Visit Huli Mountain Fort which tells the story of pre- and post-colonial times
  • Explore Xiamen University along its edges and take some photos around the place
  • Stroll around Shuzhuang Garden, a beautiful seaside garden in Gulangyu Island
Itinerary

Day 1Xiamen

Nanputuo Temple:

Meet your guide and driver in your hotel lobby at your chosen departure time and board on the comfortable, air-conditioned car, enjoy a short car ride and arrive the Nanputuo Temple. The temple grounds include multiple temples, gardens, lots of carvings, a beautiful representation of China’s history. You can learn more about Buddhism and culture along the way up and get a sense of inner peace during visiting these well-kept temples within.

Huli Mountain Fort:

Follow your friendly guide and head to Huli Mountain Fort. It used to be a fort that overlook the waterway formed by Xiamen and mainland China. It was used during the Qing dynasty to prevent aggressors from landing into mainland and now is maintained as a heritage site for visitors to view the canons used and explore the layout of the fort. While most history in China is based in ancient times, this fortress tells its story of pre- and post-colonial times, opium wars and the small part it played in shaping this region of modern China. Take your time to read some of the plaques to get a better understanding.

Xiamen University:

After visiting Huli Mountain Fort, you will take a little bit time to explore Xiamen University along its edges and take some photos around the place. From the gate you can see the great architecture buildings. Then spend ample time enjoying your lunch.

Gulangyu Island:

After taking a short break, your private driver will take you to Xiamen International Cruise Center to take a ferry to the most must-see scenic spot – Gulangyu Island. Upon arrival, take a peaceful walk and admire the majesty of various old buildings before visiting Shuzhuang Garden, a beautiful seaside garden, and inside it, there is a famous Piano Museum with an extensive collection of unique pianos that would impress even the non-musicians. Enjoyed the walk on the bridge along the coast, with great view of the sea and surrounding landscape. Then take the ferry back to Xiamen Island, and your private driver will drive you back to your hotel.

Price Includes

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Driver with private car
  • Private guide
  • Admission tickets
  • Local Style Lunch

Price Excludes

  • Tips for the driver and tour guide
  • Any services not mentioned
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