Xiamen, also known as Amoy is a sub-provincial city located in southeastern Fujian province. It is right beside the Taiwan Strait. This sub-provincial city is 1,139 kilometers from Manila. Apart from the mild climate, Xiamen is also known for its rich Hokkien culture and its popularity as China's second most suitable city for living and China's most romantic leisure city in 2011. Some of the highlights when visiting Xiamen includes Gulangyu, South Putuo Temple and Kinmen Islands.
When is the best time to fly from Manila to Xiamen? According to WeatherSparks, the best time to fly to Xiamen is from early October to late November. This is due to during this period, the temperature is adequate for a holiday season, as it is not too hot or too cold. But be aware that this could also indicate the peak season of visitors coming in, thus if you want to find the best period, either mid October or some time early December.
For flights from Manila, Philippines to Xiamen, the origin airport will be the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) or known locally as NAIA for short, meanwhile the destination airport will be the Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport (XMN). The travelling time from the Philippines to Xiamen varies as it can take from two to six hourse on average depending on the amount of transits and the travel time.
NAIA is 13 km away from Metro Manila. During peak hours, the traffic could go up to 40 minutes to travel to NAIA. The traffic is known to be unexpected, thus it is best to schedule your time carefully for your flights to Xiamen. Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport on the other hand is 11 kilometers away from the city. This will estimatedly takes about 16 minutes drive from the airport to the city.
There are quite a limited number of airlines that provide flight routes to Xiamen. The main airlines providing from the Philippines to Xiamen are Xiamen Airlines, Cebu Pacific and China Southern. Theare both direct and transit flights available from Manila to Xiamen.
How is the weather like in Manila and Xiamen? For Manila, there are two primary seasons; wet and dry. According to WeatherSparks, throughout the year, the average temperature varied from 74 degrees Fahrenheit to 93 degrees Fahrenheit. However, from the same source, it stated that the temperature rarely goes below 71 degrees Fahrenheit or above 96 degrees Fahrenheit.
For Xiamen, there are two primary seasons: summer and winter. According to WeatherSparks, throughout the year, the average temperature varied from 51 degrees Fahrenheit to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. However, from the same source, it stated that the temperature rarely goes below early October to late November.
Gulangyu - Also known as Kulangsu, it is a pedestrian-only island right off the coast of Xiamen. It is noted to be one of the most beautiful island in Xiamen.
South Putuo Temple - This is a famous Buddhist temple not only known among the locals, but also tourist alike as one of the main attractions in Xiamen. It is found during the Tang dynasty and presented quite an atmospheric scenery for visitors to experience.
Kinmen Islands - This is another well-known island in tourists agenda to visit. It provides a beautiful scenery on the island.