Xiamen Baijiacun International Hostel is located down town in Xiamen. The nearest tourist spots are Zhongshan Lu (Zhongshan Road), Gulangyu Island, Nanputuo Temple, Huandao Road (Ring Road), Botanical Garden, Bailuzhou Park (Egret Islet).
The hostel is situated in Baijiacun,a very old neighborhood of Xiamen. What you are going to see and experience in this 1-kilometer-long street is the miniature of whole Xiamen local life: locals, Xiamen-style buildings, special local snacks like Liyou Salted Duck, Linbian Fish Ball, Wus Dried Tofu, Ginger Duck.
Entering the hostel, you will be immediately attracted by two paintings of Fish Ladies by Ding Shaoguang inlaid on the red front wall. It is even more romantic the moment you push the gate open: the water lily is just waking up; PanPan, the white Garfield and LanLan, the blue cat are dozing on the swing; the flower bed in the front yard is made into a one-of-a-kind bar counter. The plant porch, the big balcony, the one-hundred-year-old tree, the Richard music, everything is so perfect that you are probably already thinking of extending your stay.
We now have to set the door policy. A Pos (old ladies) from the neighborhood are even talking about making Kongfu tea in the yard everyday!
Apo Wu (Granny Wu) next door comments, This is definitely gonna be the new centre the Baijiacun.
I say, Yep, let us meet up! Be there, be square.
The 1930s and 40s had witnessed so many stories, sad and happy. Now, as then, people long to stay in that old place they grew up in. Step into your yard and job your memory with buildings in the European style with elegant old balconies.
It is the young travel buddies (we call them Travel Donkey) who come along all the time nowadays. There are so many activities you could do that you will never be at a loss for excitement! There is an exquisite flower bed bar with soft sunshine beaming in. There is a relaxing terrace overhung with shade from trees. There is a fascinating game area on the flower porch where we could play "Killer" game. And, of course, you can't afford to miss a nice cozy little dining room. Would you care for a nice cup of Iron Goddess Tea (TieGuanYin), espresso, or a cocktail? What more can you ask for, what happiness can we provide?
Downstairs, a guy is probing under the pool table as he just lost a bet to someone. Accept it, man! A couple on the swing are laughing.
Those who simply want to be alone could just lie back on the couch and indulge themselves in the books at the reading area. Or, dazing in a quiet corner of our backyard is another great alternative.
Music all around. And easy access to wireless internet makes it possible for you to share your moments with distant friends.
Look! They are Pan Pan, the white Garfield, and Lan Lan, the blue cat. They are dying to meet new friends who they can play together with.
And, and, … too much to name. Let's meet up!
PS. Please ensure you hold a PASSPORT when you check in.
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