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Garden City -- Xiamen

XIAMEN

According the legend, in ancient time, no inhabitants lived in Xiamen Island, only Egrets perched in the Island, so it was name after “Egret”.

Dating back 1, 140 years to the Mid-Tang Dynasty, surnamed Xue and Chen immigrants entered the island from the southern Fujian province.

Xiamen City

Xiamen, known for centuries as Amoy, is an ancient island gateway to China. The city was part of the Silk Road and the heart of Chinese maritime trade. Xiamen was founded in the 14th century as a Ming dynasty trade center and outpost to defend against Japanese pirates. Following the defeat of the Ming by Qing forces in 1644, Xiamen became a stronghold of resistance under the famous general Zheng Chenggong,

Xiamen is also an ideal place for holding all sorts of international conferences and exhibitions. The present 9.8 China investment and trade conference every year has become one of the largest international economic and trade gatherings all over the country. Other sorts of conferences and exhibitions are held successively. Xiamen is working toward the goal of becoming a famous city for international conferences and exhibitions.


Xiamen Snacks

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If you visiting Xianmen, varied snacks in Xiamen must taste. Xiamen local snacks combine the flavor of Taiwan, Chaozhou and Shantou flavor.

Famous Local Snacks

Zongzi—Pyramid-shaped dumplings of glutinous rice and other ingredients, wrapped in bamboo leaves. The Ingredients generally consist of rice, pork, egg, chestnuts, minced mushroom and shrimp. Zongzi were originally served on the Dragon Boat Festival. Nowadays they are found year round. Hope you enjoy it.
 

Peanut Soup (huasheng tang) is by no means easy to make despite the fact that it is made of only one ingredient--peanut. Local people always have this soup with youtiao (deep-fried twist dough sticks), fried dates or buns as their breakfasts. The peanut soup in Huang Zhe He which locates in Zhong Shan Road tastes best.


Tu Sun Dong (Sea worm Jelly)

A dish made from xing chong, or “sea worm”, as it has become a common feature on Fujian tables. The preparation of Tu Sun Dong involves boiling several sea worms for ten to twenty minutes, then collecting the gelatin produced by this process and pouring it into molds. The resulting worm jelly is served with garlic, vinegar, radishes, and other pungent spices. As with all creepy-crawlies, this translucent ocean treat is rich in natural vitamins and minerals

 Tu Sun Dong - Sea worm Jelly

XIAMEN UNIVERSITY

Xiamen University enjoy the reputation that” one of the most beautiful universities” in China, which located on the sea coast, at the food of a mountain, where stands a famous temple of Buddhism—Nanputuo Temple with history of more than 1, 000 year. Walking in the campus, you are no only attracted by particular scenery but also architectures.