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Xiamen Botanical Garden

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China - Fujian - Xiamen

Institution Code: ABG

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

About the Xiamen Botanical Garden

Xiamen Botanical Garden is set amidst Wanshi Mountain in the southeastern part of Xiamen Island, also known as Wanshi Botanical Garden. It’s an integral part of the Gulangyu Islet – Wanshi Mountain National Key Scenic Spot, covering an area of 4.93 square kilometers. The garden is set on rolling hills and dotted with grotesque rocks, forming a dramatic rocky landscape. The granite boulders throughout the garden are graced with calligraphic inscriptions of ancient men of letters. Major tourist attractions in the garden include “Laughing Rocks of Eternal Peace”, “Dawn Bell Ringing from Heaven’s Border”, “A Thousand Scepters Facing Skywards”, “Jade Scepter on Central Boulder”, “Road on Purpled Cloud”, and “Melodious Instrument Cave”, all of which are on the list of Xiamen’s top sights. There are also various provincial- and municipal-level cultural heritage sites in the garden, including the site of execution of Zheng Lian by Zheng Chenggong (Koxinga), the site where Zheng Chenggong used to read classics, the terrace built in memory of killed soldiers from Penghu. The garden is also home to several of Southern Fujian’s most renowned temples, including the Heaven’s Border Temple, the Wanshi Lotus Temple, and the Eternal Peace Rock Temple.

The garden, first built in 1960, contains more than 6,300 kinds of tropical and subtropical ornamental plants and comprises 10-plus unique smaller dedicated gardens, such as the psammophytes area, the “Palm Island”, the “Rainforest World”, and the araucaria lawn. In 1984, Deng Xiaoping, the chief architect of China’s reform and opening-up drive, personally planted a Nepal camphor on the araucaria lawn.
The garden receives more than 1 million visitors annually. It’s a leading tourist spot in Southern Fujian and one of the most distinctive gardens in Southern China, featuring enchanting natural landscape, rice cultural heritage, and fantastic plant formations. It’s among China’s first group of AAAA scenic spots and a national-class base for popular science education.

Main Address:
Xiamen Botanical Garden
Parks and Landscape Bureau of Xiamen
25 Huyuan Road, Siming District
Xiamen
Fujian 361003 China

Telephone: 0592-202-4785
Fax: 0592-202-9402
URL: www.xiamenbg.com
Primary Email: office@xiamenbg.com

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Unknown
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About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: 24.4777
    Longitude: 118.1000
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: 厦门园林植物园
  • Local Address: 中国福建省厦门市东南郊万石山厦门市政园林局,邮编 361003
  • Locality: City: 厦门
  • Locality: State: 福建

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