The city of Xiamen is a vibrant locale on China’s south eastern coastline, and it is home to a prestigious array of cultural institutions that are fully supported by the international Chinese Diaspora. Ranked as China’s “second most suitable city for living” as well as the “most romantic leisure city” in 2011, visitors would definitely enjoy an experience at a quality Xiamen hotel that caters to an unforgettable excursion in the city. The Millennium Harbourview Hotel Xiamen is a stellar choice for a hotel in Xiamen as it features sumptuous interiors and is situated within a short distance of fine dining, entertainment and shopping, making an exquisite oasis from which one can soak in all the sights. When you want a break from prowling the excitement of the concrete jungle, the city offers a delightful variety of peaceful and scenic locations where you can stop and take a welcome breath of fresh air while you ponder the meaning of life. The Fantian Temple is an excellent centre of calm, located to the south of the panoramic Dalun Mountain. One of the oldest Buddhist temples in the Fujian province, it was built in 581 under the auspices of the Sui Dynasty and was originally named the Xingjao Temple but was renamed during the Song Dynasty in 1069. The temple rises along Dalun Mountain to a majestic height of 3,600 metres. The oldest building within the temple complex is the Brahman Tower designed for the study of ancient religions, and, interestingly enough, the art of stone carving. It rises up three stories and is entirely composed of stone. The remains of ancient philosopher Chu His of the Song Dynasty were interred within the tower. Admission is free and its serene ambiance should be an ideal respite from the chaotic city proper.
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