Located on the southeast of Fujian province, Xiamen is an important central port and scenic tourist city on the southeast coast of China. Xiamen is divided into six districts: Siming, Huli, Jimei, Haicang, Tongan and Xiang'an. Altogether, these cover 2,089 square kilometers, with a permanent resident population of 4.11 million by the end of 2018.
Xiamen enjoys a pleasant climate and a beautiful natural environment with flowers blooming all year. It is nicknamed ‘the Egret Island’ because it has been a habitat of white egrets since ancient times. Xiamen also has long enjoyed the reputation as a charming ‘Garden on the Sea’. The famous Gulangyu Island is situated southwest of Xiamen and the historic site of Nanputuo Temple is also located in Xiamen.