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Jimei Turtle Garden
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

This garden was built for Tan Kah Kee's memorial. If you don't know about him, google this Chinese philanthropist. Xiamen university and Jimei university are what they are today because of Tan. Before he died, he told the then Chinese premier Zhou Enlai he would erect his own tomb on his own land, and he picked the very shores of where he sailed away from his village of Jimei in the late 1890s to Singapore where he made his fortune. Those who value the story of overseas Chinese descendants would appreciate this place. And if you see the posters of Tan around the entire Jimei, it's because he loves books and knowledge, so the posters are all proverbs and quotes of values. All in all, it's a good place to walk on a bright morning.

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Reviewed 10 December 2016

If you plan on going to Jimei just for this, then skip. Otherwise like all places here it is very nice and charming. So if you have an hour or two to spend when in Jimei why not pay a visit

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Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

The park is about the guy that founded the university. If you are Chinese and comes from the Fujian area it's probably interesting but otherwise you shouldn't spend time and money to go here.

Thank nanslb
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Reviewed 14 May 2016

This area is mostly about a man named Tan Kah Kee who went abroad and made a fortune in the rubber business then came back and donated much of the fortune to building the Xiamen University as well as many other schools. The area there allows one to visit many of the buildings that he lived in and also his memorial near the ocean where his body was entombed. Most explanations are in English & Chinese. He is certainly a part of Chinese history'!
We had a guide take us around for 30 or 40 rmb on her 3-wheeler. There are many such people at the gate. Just have to find an English speaking one.

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Reviewed 27 May 2015

You can get there by bus 959/958 (one ride costs 2rmb per person), the bus stop is at the Xiahe road (Xiahe lu) and it's on the opposite side to Xiamen Railwa Station. When you will pass the long bridge over the sea you have to get off at the second bus stop and then... ask people for the way. We had Chinese and Egnlish adress. We asked some young people and they helped us in English.
The entrance costs 30 rmb per person. And... it is park. We thought that there will be some turtles or something else then the museum (I had the feeling that it's really communistic musuem, not my piece of cake). I don't think that this park was nice or beautiful. The view at the sea would be nice but first you can see (and feel) dirty beach full of rubbish. I really regret going there and spending my time and money on it. Only good thing: we found the Muslim resturant and we ate there lunch which was delicious.

Thank pudelko
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