on the island of Xiamen
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Being a coastal city, Xiamen is not as famous or as modern as Shanghai, but it has something unique and intriguing. Walking on the street, you can see all buildings and streets, even in the very downtown area, are small and delicate. It reveals the hospitality and nature-loving disposition of the local people. I can tell they love life and enjoy life so much. For most of them, it's quite simple to be happy ---- delicious food, happy chat, small business... Everyone seems to be enjoying their own life rather than rush to seek for some unreachable things as people in big cities always do.
It's not a big city, so often, you can walk for so many blocks before you start to feel tired.
Having said this, still, there are some places you should make sure you don't miss on your trip ---- West Hubin Rd. to enjoy the beautiful scene of the lake, Nan Putuo Temple to see the devoutness of people, University of Xiamen to feel the romance of the red building and blue sea, Huandao Rd. to ride an bike around the island, and Zhongshan Rd. to give yourself a good treat with delicious food and the shopping.
All in all, it's not a city to explore, but a city to relax.