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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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Pasig, Philippines
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

When you visit Xiamen University, you will not only see a landmark, but also a way of life for university students studying in this prestigious university. The campus is rather spacious. And you will see university students walking past.

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Freiberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Hello everybody. I am traveling soon to Xiamen. I am going to spend one semester at Xiamen University. I have never been in China before nor in the Xiamen, I would be very thankful if somebody of you can give me some information what is the best mean of transportation from Xiamen International Airport to Xiamen University? Is that taxi... More

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Chongqing, China
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

The campus is large and lovely. There are many plants, trees, and a few large park areas including one with a lake. Many of the buildings on the campus are old and have a lot of character. Quite nice to look at. What was a bit hard to bare on the day I went were all the people throwing their... More

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Taft, California
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Xiamen University has the nicest campus of any university I've ever been to -- even better than China's premier Peking University. It's a popular attraction because it's free to visit, so it's very crowded. Unfortunately, the visitors take no care for others and drop their trash everywhere; seriously it looked like a rubbish tip, with ice cream wrappers, soda bottles,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Some of the old dormitories has interesting colonial style architecture. Other than that, there is not much of interest. The temple next to the entrance is worth a look and also the vegetarian restaurant next to the temple.

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Manila, Philippines
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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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
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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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England
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27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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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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