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Xiamen University

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Address: No.422 Siming South Road, Siming District, Xiamen, China
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2nd visit still a pleasure

This was my 2nd trip to the university and I liked it a lot. A must are the xiada reservoir up on the hill and the long tunnel with all the paintings and drawings on the wall... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Guangzhou, China
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Guangzhou, China
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my 2nd trip to the university and I liked it a lot. A must are the xiada reservoir up on the hill and the long tunnel with all the paintings and drawings on the wall. Very nice!

Thank Buxster
Claremont, California
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128 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taught as music professors here, students were enthusiastic and sincere about learning, worked hard to understand what we were asking them to do.

Thank haohuangpianist
Shanghai, China
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really don't understand what all the fuss is about. Huge crowds of people showed up over CNY 2017 to see this place. It's ok at best. I remember touring a college in Topeka, Kansas once. It was smaller, but at least the buildings were well cared for. Xiamen University has houses on campus that aren't cared for at all... More 

Thank Hawkfanabroad
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Xiamen is a great city to just walk around in. It's quieter and more sedate than other Chinese towns. I loved wandering this beautiful university campus, taking photos and chatting with my friends.

Thank Jesse F
Shanghai, China
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27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Xiamen University, conceived and funded by Singapore-based local boy Tan Kah Kee, boasts several buildings in the unique "Chinese Art Deco" or Ming Revival style - buildings featuring Chinese roofs and decoration, but with the streamlined proportions of Art Deco. It's a beautifully landscaped campus, and open to the public - the main entrance features a palm-tree lined walkway, giving... More 

Thank TinaMani
Virginia, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Went to the university, Furong tunnel, and Nanputuo temple all in the same day and really enjoyed the entire time. Earlier posting said no entry before 5:00 PM but I strolled in about 1200 on a Friday with no issues and no charge. Just make sure you have your passport!!! Lovely grounds and plenty to see plus lots of places... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

It is among the most recommended places to visit when in Xiamen. However, access to the campus is only allowed to visitors after 5pm and they charge a minimal fee (not sure how much). I was not able to get inside so I ended up by the main entrance gate.

Thank sandaykc1
Gelugor, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

The university covers a large area in Xiamen. Many businesses around this area somehow as some connection with the University for example selling text books, computors, etc.

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Novato, California
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Xiamen University is so gorgeous that you wish you attended uni here. Lovely 1920s/50s buildings built from local stone with donations from Mr. Tan Kah Kee (Chen Jiageng in Mandarin), an ethnic Hakka man from Fujian Province who was dedicated to education in both Fujian and Malaya (Malaysia), utilizing the fortune he made in the rubber business. The exhibition at... More 

Thank Patrick C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

There is always a line queing to enter the premises. But you can cut through with some helps from the locals right in front of the entrance. They will approach you and advice how to get in without having to wait. Of course you need someone who speaks Chinese at this point.

Thank Nuke W

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