Haicang Tourist Area
As a part of Xiamen, Haicang, is situated on the tip of South-Fujian Triangular Area and separated with Xiamen Island only by a strip of water. Haicang's terrain is a combination of hill, terrace and plain with a stable geological structure. Xiamen Haicang Area is a National "4A" tourist area, which is ideal for both entertainment and science & technology popularization. The major tourist attractions include:
Xiamen Haicang Bridge is the second suspension bridge in the world and the first in Asia. The total length of the bridge is 5926.527 meters and about 50000 cars pass it everyday. It is an important way that connects Xiamen with the outside world and is also a famous tourist attraction in Xiamen. The bridge shows that the level of bridge building in our country has met the international standard.
Huoshao Islet – the nation's first "4A" tourist islet developed from an originally uninhabited islet. The two major attractions on the island include Xiamen Youth Science & Technology Museum and the Ecological Park.
In the Ecological Park, there're various interesting scenes including: Water-curtain Movie that delivers dramatic vision experience; the first opening mini-zoo in East China –"Join us" Zoo; the amusing Barbecue Camp; The observation station of white dolphin – the national treasure in the sea; as well as the native geologic museum – Colorful Valley of hundred –million-year-old stones.
The Xiamen Youth Science & Technology Museum is the first national museum built on island. 80% of its exhibitions welcome the participation of visitors, enabling them to enjoy their education tour.
The nation's first Bridge Museum and the view station are located at the east of Haicang Bridge.
Haicang Qingjiao Ciji Palace is in the Dongming Mountain Haicang County. It offers sacrifice to famous doctor Wu Zhenren in North Song Dynasty. Being built in South Song Dynasty, the palace has a long history and is called the Zugong (ancestor palace). The palace not only has a splendid outlooking but also keeps many culture relics.
Xiamen Haicang Safari Park is the closest one for you to visit after you across the Xiamen suspension bridge, in Haicang. The Haicang Safari Park covers a total area of 180,000 square meters, with beautiful scenery of sea and mountain surrounding it. It is a comprehensive theme park which integrated the show of wild animals, scientific research, amusement as a whole.
The parks gathers about 1,200 the most representative wild animals from all parts of the world, which include white tigers, zebras from Africa, gazelle, antelope, kangaroo from Australia, ostrich from America, flamingo from South Africa and some domestic wild animals such as little panda, red-crowned crane, black bear, etc.