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Xiamen University

No.422 Siming South Road, Siming District, Xiamen, China
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Ranked #2 of 197 attractions in Xiamen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites
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Manila, Philippines
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This sprawling university is nice to stroll around and admire the beautiful campus. Be informed that they don't allow visitors to enter the campus between 1 to 5 pm. There is also a queue and can be very long. So try to avoid falling in line 30 minutes before closing time and get disappointed. The gate opposite Nanputuo temple seems... More

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Hong Kong, China
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

While it's one of the most popular sightseeing spot for tourists (inland ones I believe), normal visitor like me don't know much about the historic context of the uni, making the visit lacking a bit substance. Would appreciate if the uni can place a plaque on the most historically/ culturally significant spots to explain about the stories of the uni.

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Antananarivo, Madagascar
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I love the place, it's very big, you can walk for hours inside from the main gate to the opposite gate. The beach is very near just outside the gate and the night you can walk along the beach. Soo nice!

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Nothing more than a lovely place to stroll around at your leisure, admiring one of China's oldest unis. I'd advise taking the back entrance in though as the front looked terribly crowded.

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Magog, Canada
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203 attraction reviews
261 helpful votes 261 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

After visiting the nearby temple, it is always nice to walk through the campus. The place not to miss is the athletics track next to which you find some old Chinese buildings (student residences).

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Toulouse, France
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The University goes to the city center to the seaside. There are shops, banks, buildings and gardens. Amazing!

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Adelaide, Australia
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234 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Okay ... to be fair, the grounds are well maintained and looks okay ... but it's just a university, and for practical purposes, there's nothing to do except walking around ... Why such a high ranking on TA?

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Zadar, Zagrebacka, Croatia
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13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Chinese and other people (westerners or whatever you call them/us) sometimes have a different perception when it comes to must-sees in China. For Chinese, universities are often one of the top attractions and since tourism in China is largely geared towards domestic tourists, westerners just follow the advice since this university will always pop up as one of the main... More

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Hong Kong
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62 reviews 62 reviews
52 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I like their traditional buildings and whole environment of this university. May be it is very very close to the sea, it also gives me the feeling of freedom and comfortable. It is very relaxing when you wander the campus. There is also a famous interesting tunnel which is full of drawing and painting by the student. Don't miss it.

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Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
42 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Oke, it's a nice area to stroll around, but what is there to do? Nothing much actually. Near the lake there is small coffeeshop, which serves great coffee and you sip it with a noce view of the lake.

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