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Xiamen Botanical Garden

No.25 Huyuan Road, Siming District, Xiamen 361000, China
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Ranked #4 of 197 attractions in Xiamen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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Shanghai, China
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Wasn't sure what to expect, but we spent a pleasant couple of hours here, walking up from the bottom, through various gardens, seeing different temples. It's a steep climb if you go right to the top, but a great view, even though it was quite overcast when we were there. Busy in the popular areas, but quiet once you get... More

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Taiyuan, China
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I really enjoyed the Xiamen Botanical Garden. It was nice for a long walk, with plants and nice views. It didn't really seem to have as many plants as I would expect for a Botanical Garden, though. It seemed more like a normal park with walking paths, but it was really nice, nevertheless. I especially enjoyed laying on the grass... More

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

I don't really like botanical garden, I walked for a long time and i just see plants, plants and plants

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Hong Kong
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75 reviews 75 reviews
59 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

It is not a popular place if you visit Xiamen for the first time. However, do come here if you get one more day to stay at Xiamen. It is quite a big park for you to walk and enjoy the nature. Lots of trees and flowers. You can walk to hike to the top of the small hill inside... More

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Shanghai, China
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We tend to think of botanical gardens as manicured parks, with large steamy greenhouses, elaborate rockeries and shrubberies and omnipresent "keep off the grass" signs. Not this one! Located almost downtown Xiamen, it extends over almost 5 square kilometers. Yes, there are collections of bamboos, cacti, palm trees and medicinal herbs; there are flower exhibits, lakes, ponds and babbling brooks... More

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Bali, Indonesia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

We took a great walk from the RailWay Garden near the Botanical Garden towards the Railway Station. Nice pathway with music along the way. Very considerate with modern n clean toilets ( with LCD indicator of the durations of occupied)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

This place is quite big relative to Xiamen's tourist spots, so chances are, you'll meet fewer people along the way. I think they charge 40 or 50 rmb at the entrance, but if you have time and energy, you can climb all the way up Nanputuo temple behind Xiamen university and from the top, you can walk inside the Botanical... More

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Constanta, Romania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

not so crowed, but a nice place! take half day for this! don't go after the map, just after your instincts, it's a big and relax garden trip!

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Reydarfjordur, Iceland
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This is a relatively nice park, it covers a huge area so bring your walking shoes. Also at times certain areas are closed to the public so ask at the front gate if their is something you specifically want to see. There are some nice views that are worth the climb and optional cable cars going to Heaven-Earth Temple. If... More

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

we spent two whole days just exploring the garden. on the second day we discovered a family of kingfishers in the bushes close to the big pond. even on a rainy day it's a nice place to stroll and observe the landscapes, birds and visitors

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