Situated off the southern coast of China, Xiàmén is an island city founded in 1394. Discover the city's dramatic history and scenic beauty as you explore Buddhist temples, museums and lush gardens. For a taste of local culture, browse Zhongshan Road's teashops, numerous restaurants and street vendors for local goods. Or take a short ferry ride to nearby Gulangyu Island to discover its beautiful beaches, colonial houses and fresh seafood. The small island doesn't allow any vehicles, giving this charming locale an even more peaceful atmosphere.