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Central Xiang'an
Farmers' fields, Xiang'an

Xiang'an (翔安, Siông-an in Minnan, Xiáng'ān in Mandarin) is a suburb of Xiamen.


Administratively, Xiang'an is part of Xiamen but geographically, it is distinct. The core of the city is on Xiamen Island; Xiang'an is the most easterly of several suburbs on the mainland. There is a map in the Xiamen article.

Unlike the other mainland suburbs Jimei and Tong'an, Xiang'an is not yet on the Xiamen Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system. It is, however, connected to Xiamen Island by metro.

Xiang'an has a large land area but, as of the 2010 census, a population of only 250,000. Some areas are heavily built up and quite modern, but there are also areas of older traditional buildings and large areas that are still quite rural, basically farmland. As in the other suburbs, there is much development going on; the city of Xiamen is expanding beyond Xiamen Island.

Get in[edit]

Go to Xiamen and either take the tunnel directly to Xiang'an or cross the bridge to Jimei and proceed via Tong'an to Xiang'an.

Xiamen Metro line 3 goes here from Xiamen railway station.

Get around[edit]

There are taxis and busses.


  • 1 China Africa Wild World Safari Park (中非世野野生动物园), 855 Ba Yi Road, Huangcuo Village, Neicuo Town (内厝镇黄厝村八一路855号) (take bus no. 707 and get off at Xianjing Cemetery (仙境陵园); the zoo is a short distance south of the bus stop), +86 592 6895999. 09:00-17:30. A wildlife park in the eastern part of Xiang’an. Visitors should be aware that while many people enjoy their visit to the park, there have been some serious allegations raised concerning the mistreatment of animals at the park. Tickets are ¥60 for adults and ¥30 for children.
  • 2 Xiamen A. Change Classic Car Museum (厦门市悦成老爷车博物馆), 21D-01 Zone 2, Dadeng Town Taiwan Duty Free Park, Huandeng North Road (环嶝北路大嶝小镇台湾免税公园二区21D-01) (take bus no. 722 or 733; you can catch both buses from Chacao Metro Station, the terminus of Line 3), +86 18065920888. 09:00-18:00, no entry after 17:30. ¥50.







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