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JimeiJimei is a small town on the side of the bank facing north Xiamen Island. With both Gaoji Causeway and Xingji Causeway meeting there, Jimei becomes the sole gateway into Xiamen. As one of the four major scenic spots in Xiamen, Jimei enjoys long-term fame for its tourist attractions like Turtle Garden, Returnees Garden and the former residence of Mr Tan Kah-Kee.

Jimei is the hometown of Mr. Tan Kah-Kee, a famous overseas Chinese leader who devoted himself wholly to education. In this small hamlet, Mr. Tan built 12 different kinds of schools including Xiamen University, a science center, gymnasium, library, hospital, and a navigation club. These facilities changed Jimei from a rural village into a sizeable town.

Tan's former residence is now opened to visitors as a memorial hall and Returnees Garden and includes Mr. Tan's bronze statue as a memorial to him. If you're up for a grave undertaking, visit Tan's mausoleum, on the island of Aoyuan, or Turtle Park. The island is shaped like a turtle, a common shape for graves, because the turtle suggest longevity.

 Other Places in Xiamen
Gulangyu Island Xiamen Jimei Nanputuo Temple

 

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