In front of the Nanputo Temple
Xiamen is a lovely Place !! It is very different than the rest of China. It is a city, but it is along the beach, and although you will rarely find people actually on the beach during the day ( they are packed at night oddly enough), it still kind of has that beach-y mentality. It is a little more relaxed and calm. UNLESS you are in a cab, then hold on for dear life !! More than a few times I have feared for my life, like yesterday when my cabbie thought it was a great idea to pass a car on the left into oncoming traffic, with another car about a meter away ! And then the cabbie looks over at me and laughs, proceeds to speak very quickly in Mandarin, so I tell him, "Boo Ming Bai" ( I don't understand) he laughs some more and keeps talking, all while driving in speeds exceeding that of an Indy 500 driver !! Ok I exaggerate but he was going fast. The only consolation I had was that this is actually how all the cab drivers are and I have yet to see an accident, so I just get in the cabs and hope for the best !