to Xiamen & Fujian
Copyright 2001-7 by Sue Brown & Dr.
Recreation Links Google
Enjoy miles of beautiful beaches along
the Island Ring Road. Take along a folding chair and read a book, or skate
or cycle along the pedestrian paths. Rent a catamaran, or fly a kite,
or go windsurfing! Or strolls the miles of delightful Boardwalk!
(Our favorite--we walk it almost every morning).
Watching! For over 150
years, Xiamen has been a paradise for foreigners' fowl pursuits! Click
Here! to learn more about Bird Watching in Xiamen (including such
must know stuff as the official Xiamen bird, and where to find the endangered
Kungfu! S. Fujian
is the origin of Southern Shaolin Kung Fu, so we have plenty of instructors.
Or study Korean Tae Kwon Do! Click Here! for
info on martial arts in Xiamen!
Fly a Kite! Our beautiful Island
Ring road is the perfect place to fly a kite, whether you're an amateur
or a pro! Click Here! for info on Kite
Flying in Xiamen!
Big Egg Bowling Alley, above the department
store at 358 Xiahe Road, has the cheapest games in town (ranging from
Y5 to Y20, depending upon the time of day). Big Egg supplies shoes but
bring your own socks.
After a few games of bowling, you can get your mind
out of the gutter by playing billiards in an adjacent room. Better yet,
see how many laps you can manage on the indoor gasoline go-carts before
you succumb to the carbon monoxide (piece of cake for L.A. natives). (More
Hua Yi Bowling Center, on N. Hubin Rd., has at least 40 alleys, with much
nicer equipment than Big Egg’s. But it’s also much more expensive.
(Unlike Big Egg, it must cater to Big Potatoes).
Golf Southern Wood
Golf & Country Club, 50 kilometers out of Xiamen towards Zhangzhou,
gives you sand traps and salt air in one package. Call (596) 688-1555
to arrange a day, or stay for a weekend in a bungalow.
The Kai Kou Golf Club, between Jimei and Tongan, was supposedly
designed by that man of many hats, Greg Norman.
Go-Karting The Big
Egg Bowling Alley has a nice little in-door go-kart track, but for a real
Indianapolis 500 feeling, try the Indy Go-Karting Center—a large
outdoor track in the Bailu Zhou recreation area (on Yundang Lake). Those
little cars are fast—but relatively safe. No children have been
killed in several weeks. Rates are cheaper before 6:00 p.m. Phone: 508-1333
English! with Chinese subtitles). See the latest foreign movies
in theater on the 5th floor (top floor, opposite end of the Food Court)
of the World Trade Center Mall (beside the train station--with Wal-Mart
Supercenter in the basement). They showed Lord of the Rings about the
same time as it was shown anywhere else in Asia. Phone:
Xiamen Water Park
Xiamen Water Park has enough water slides and pools to keep you busy for
hours on a hot summer afternoon. It’s located in Huli, just down
the road from the big double tunnel.
Address: Xiamen, Huli District, Huarong Rd. Huli Park East Entrance. Phone:
Swimming Pools (Youyong
Chi) -- Holiday Inn and Marco Polo have nice pools but a less expensive
route is to buy a 30 visit pass, for only 300 RMB, at the Huli Sports
Center. It’s near the corner of HaiTian Rd. and Huli Park, behind
the theater. Phone: 602-5886.
Xiamen World Gardens (Xiamen Jingzhou Leyuan),
or “Taiwan Folk Village,” as I think it’s now called,
is out on the beach road, in Huangcuo Village. The boys like the wood
and rope obstacle courses (a maze of swinging bridges, nets, balancing
bars, deng deng). We also enjoyed the wild animal shows, and Taiwan folk
Phone: 256-0115 or 256-011
Trish Boman, an Aussie, has kindly provided us with her guide to Amoy
Bushwalking! Click Here!
Fujian Sites Fujian
Foto Album Xiamen
Last Updated: May 2007
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