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Wanshi Botanical Garden is home to a remarkable collection of more than 6,500 species of tropical and subtropical flora spread across 29 secondary gardens. Spend an afternoon inspecting its diverse plant life and pleasant temples.
The garden’s name means “10,000 Stones,” in reference to its many strangely shaped rocks. Try to spot these unusual boulders as you make your way through the grounds. Founded in 1960, the garden established vegetation that has flourished over the years. Now you can enjoy numerous mature tropical trees and dense bamboo forests.
As you stroll through the garden, look for a now-famous redwood tree planted by former U.S. President Richard Nixon. The gardens are also home to the site where Chinese military leader Zheng Chenggong is said to have executed his cousin Zheng Lian.
Admire the collections of eucalyptus, orchids, bonsai, palms and medicinal plants. Look closely and you’ll see some of the garden’s rocks and cliffs are marked with ancient calligraphic inscriptions.
Be sure to see the Heaven's Border Temple, on top of a hill near the garden’s western entrance. From the peak of this hill, enjoy scenic views over the garden and Xiamen. If you need a break during the ascent, stop at the small store located about halfway up the hill for drinks and snacks.
Visit the Fir Garden, which has over 70 varieties of plants, including cypress, pine and cedar trees. Amble along the Bamboo Path, where you’ll find more than 200 different species of bamboo, including a rare square bamboo species.
Don’t miss the garden’s enormous World of Cactus, said to be the largest cactus garden in the country with an area of 10 acres (4 hectares). More than 1,200 species of cacti are included in the garden’s outdoor exhibition area and greenhouse.
Wanshi Botanical Garden is located in southeastern Xiamen. The garden is open daily and offers free admission before 7 a.m. Travel to the garden by local bus.
Located in Siming, this boutique hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Wanshi Botanical Garden and Xiamen University. Nanputuo Temple and Hulishan Cannon Fort are also within 1 mile (2 km).
Great place, great view.
very convenient and seaside walkway & best views
All staff were SO engaged, attentive, helpful, generous with their time, caring. Property was amazing. View spectacular. Rooms really nice. My wife loved the tub. Great location in the city. Walk along the lake is so nice. Gym is good. Pool not inviting. Need a place for sunbathing, lounge chairs. ...