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Cultural Xiamen

Apart from its natural beauty, Xiamen also boasts rich cultural heritage. Zhu Xi, a great Confucian scholar of Song Dynasty, set up a “Pavilion Library of Chinese Classics” and left behind many calligraphic inscriptions in Xiamen. National Hero Zheng Chenggong (also known as Koxinga) trained his marine troops here and retook Taiwan from the Dutch colonial forces. Mr. Tan Kah Kee, a prominent overseas Chinese community leader, founded the renowned Xiamen University back in time when Xiamen was still a reclusive fishing village. It is also the home to modern Chinese poet Shu Ting.

Xiamen is a place where different cultures merge. It is an attractive city in the southern Fujian region with unique characteristics, rich cultural heritage and the spirit of entrepreneurship.

Xiamen is where you could bump into some cultural experience unexpectedly around a street corner. Here the modern skyscrapers tower over winding alleys, arcade buildings, and ancient houses. Close to the bustling Zhongshan Road stands a performance stage for Fujian and Taiwan “intangible cultural heritage”, which allows local residents to enjoy indigenous performances like Nanyin (Southern Music) and Gezai Opera in the afternoons. Citizens can use their social insurance cards to borrow books from libraries or 24-hour self-service street library stands, adding to Xiamen’s reputation as a pro-reading city.