When is the best time to fly to Xiamen?
Xiamen has a monsoon, tropical climate which means that it is warm all year round. The winters are mild, and humidity and heat are highest between May and August. Visit in late September to get a better deal on flights and avoid the school holiday price hike. You can still enjoy the warm and dry weather as well. Chinese New Year is always a colourful festival time in Xiamen, so book your flights around that time to experience it for yourself.
Exquisitely kept gardens, unique islands, and stunning museums are just some of the things that make Xiamen a very desirable place to visit. The Xiamen Shuzhuang Garden, for instance, which is located by the sea and which is flanked with majestic mountains, is the perfect place for a tranquil stroll or a quiet picnic with your travelling companions. When you want the buzz of a crowd, just head down to the beautiful Nanputuo Temple, which is also the biggest temple in the region. The city is home to several quirky art galleries and museums, among them the Piano Museum. This is a perfect way for music lovers to while away an hour or two, and its gorgeous exhibits are sure to delight travellers of all ages. Take a trip down to the Botanical Gardens, too, with their carefully sculpted lakes, gently undulating hills and lovely picnic areas. These gardens are of course especially good during fine autumn days and in the heat of summer, but in the winter they can look very magical in crisp air. If you want to enjoy a great view over the city and its sights, then just climb to the top of Riguang Mountain which is a pleasant and popular walk.