Huandao Road

Huandao Road

Huandao Road is a main road that goes right around Xiamen Island in Xiamen, Fujian Province. With a total length of 43 kilometers, it connects Siming District and Huli District of Xiamen City. Its code is X401 (county-level expressway) and it is made up of two sections: East Huandao Road and South Huandao Road.

Huandao Road is also the coastal scenic course of the Xiamen International Marathon, which is known as the most beautiful marathon course in the world. The locals also call it the five-color road as the scenery includes the blue sea, the golden sand, the green grass, the red course and the gray expressway. Cycling along the road with the ocean waves slapping right next to the road and being caressed by the breeze is definitely a pleasure.

Quick Facts
  • Chinese Name: 环岛路 Huándǎo lù
  • Building time: 1999
  • Duration: 2-4 hours
  • Entrance fee: free
  • Opening hours: all day
  • Address: Siming District, Xiamen, Fujian Province, China.
  • Best time to visit: October to April
  • Bus lines:Take the bus No. 18, No. 29 or No. 751 roads and get off at the Huangcuo Seaside Bus Station. Walk back for a while and you will find yourself on the X401.
  • Self-driving route: Drive toward the Yunding Tunnel on the island and enter Sept 8th (the day on which the China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT) is held) Golden Key onto the trunk road of Huandao Road (Xiamen International Conference & Exhibition Center, or XICEC). Make the U-turn in 500 m and get out from the side road.

Highlights and Attractions:

Self-driving route: Drive toward the Yunding Tunnel on the island and enter Sept 8th (the day on which the China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT) is held) Golden Key onto the trunk road of Huandao Road (Xiamen International Conference & Exhibition Center, or XICEC). Make the U-turn in 500 m and get out from the side road.

sea rhythm platformSea Rhythm Platform

Sea Rhythm Platform

This is a good place for a barbecue and camping by the sea, and on summer evenings it can become very lively with someone singing to the guitar from time to time, so that it is basically an open-air party.

Moon Admiring Slope

Moon Admiring Slope is a seaside beach resort on the island, which boasts a beautiful bay, blue waters, fine sand and shells to enjoy. Visitors can relish the sunrise here, lie down and watch the sky, relax and watch the sea, run around to fly a kite, or just let the cool sea breeze stroke your face. It offers a care-free time.

Wuyuan Bay

wuyuan bayWuyuan Bay

Located between Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport and Xiang'an Undersea Tunnel, this is the only Fengshui treasure land on Xiamen Island that combines water scenery, hot springs, fauna, wetlands and bays, as well as numerous She cultural attractions (the pronunciation of the "e" is like "er" as in "her" and not "ee" as in "sheep". This is one of the 56 ethnic groups in China).

Taiwan Folk Culture Village

This is a recently built large-scale, diversified amusement park that offers culture, art, amusement, vacation and physical training. It is full of natural scenery with verdant hills, wonderful rocks, golden sand beaches, vast sea waves and a pleasant climate. There are also colorful buildings, new amusement facilities and a showcase of Taiwanese history, culture, folklore, song and dance, literature, crafts, food and other exhibitions. This would enhance the mutual understanding between compatriots on both sides of the Taiwan Straits and promote cultural and artistic exchanges.

Calligraphy Square

calligraphy square The architecture of Calliigraphy Square

When you step into Zengcuo An Bay, you will immediately discover the calligraphy square that covers about 30,000 m2. The square is designed as three large sections and eight landscape zones based on the themes of the Four Treasures of the Study, Discussions from Articles, Calligraphy Works from the Late Literati, and Kiosks in the Sea of Arts. Corridors, flower stands, viewing platforms and other carriers are utilized. The natural, simple style invites tourists to step into it and have a short break.

Colorful Road

On August 23, 1998, the first colored road was built in the Huangcuo section of Huandao Road. The Huangcuo section of Huandao Road is a demonstration section of the "Gold Coast" in the eastern part of Ludao. New technology was introduced from abroad for the red pavement with a length of 3,400 meters. Its general coverage is 12,750 m2. The first red pavement ever built in China, along with the blue sea, blue sky and white clouds has formed a colorful landscape along the eastern coast of Ludao.

Music Score Sculpture

On the isolation strip of Huandao Road near Hulishan Fortress, the music score of Wave of Gulangyu was made into a sculpture. The music sculpture is 247.59 meters long and was completed on September 8, 1998 by Xiamen Road and Bridge Art Engineering Company. This sculpture with artistic features and regional characteristics has become the main attraction on Huandao Road. In November 2000, it was listed as the world's longest music score sculpture in the Guinness Book.