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Xiamen Botanical Garden

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Address: NO. 25 Huyuan Road, Xiamen 361000, China
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Beautiful gardens and hiking trails. It is a quiet and peaceful place in the middle of a big city. The cactus and succulent area is amazing: Thousands of species, beautifully... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2016
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Botanical gardens are a worthwhile place to visit when in Xiamen and not peessed for time. There is a variety of sights but it is not always straightforward to navigate if you don't speak or read chinese. The English signs are sparse.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Beautiful gardens and hiking trails. It is a quiet and peaceful place in the middle of a big city. The cactus and succulent area is amazing: Thousands of species, beautifully presented, exotic and unusual. Entrance fee is very reasonable. You can purchase a bus ticket inside the gardens to assist you in getting around for a very small fee. There... More 

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Xiamen, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Second visit - pleasant gardens to meander through. Easy to walk through even with little Chinese. Pleasant way to spend an afternoon!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Ok, with some Botanical Gardens, one has to walk miles to see mediocre presentations. This however has some great ones. The Cactus and Succulent area is second to none in the world! I don't say that lightly. You'll think you were in the middle of a Mexican desert! It's quite amazing. Also has a cool rainforest creation and other flower... More 

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Xiamen, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

The botanical garden is not yet up to standard, compared to other international gardens, but it is for sure a nice park for hiking. Some of which are rather extreme for unexperienced hikers. Nonetheless, many of the beaten track type walks that can be done; if not Chinese, one would need some good sense of direction, but often nice views... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

During our recent family vacation in Xiamen, this garden also known as Wanshi Botanical Garden ranked as our top two favorite must-see attractions. Built in 1960, this is one of China’s most distinctive gardens with an ancient landscape and a rich cultural heritage. It boasts of more than 6,000 species of tropic and subtropical ornamental plants which are contained in... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Created by the generosity of one man this garden has a suoerb range of plants and trees in an intriguing waterside setting with favourite vantage points

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

how wonderful and scenic can it be? the beauty inside the garden is beyond words. love tracking and natural? a best place to visit. I will go back there again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

A very good place to shelter from the hustle and bustle of the city. The trees provide a cool feeling against the autumn heat. Quite perplexed that a lot of the plants on display are cacti, I expected more Chinese native plants.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

If you like walking in the park, this is just the perfect place. There are many different kinds of attraction, rain forest park, desert park with a lot of collection of cactus plants, and a big flower garden. The lake view is also beautiful and relaxing. A good place to have a picnic.

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