Advance to Xiamen Boardwalk
Opened June 26, 1870, the world’s first boardwalk is still the most famous, with 7.5km of casinos, restaurants, stores and amusements. But while boardwalks seem to be springing up all over the planet, the most beautiful boardwalk on the planet (and one of the longest) is right here in Xiamen!
Xiamen's scenic Island Ring Road is a 31km stretch of parks and attractions unlike anything else on the planet, but it was almost too big to enjoy except from afar, by bus or car. But our new boardwalk lets us appreciate our home's unique beauty, up close and personal.
From Xiamen University beach it extends a good 5 km., past Huli Fort, Music Square, and numerous beaches, parks, and restaurants. Eventually it will extend to the International Exhibition Center, well over 10km away.
Xiamen boardwalk has quickly become people’s favorite escape, you can walk it not only every morning but many evenings as well, stopping only to rest in the small wooden pavilions, or to inspect some of the countless works of art.
The boardwalk does have a few snags. For example, during the highest tides, such as we have during the mid-autumn festival, some sections are submerged. You’d think the engineers could have asked a local fisherman how high the tides get! Most of the boardwalk is built of quality pressure treated wood, but no wood can stand up to salt water long. It is such a delightful addition to the already picturesque Island.
So set your alarm to rise with the sun tomorrow and head straight for Boardwalk! (Copyright http://www.amoymagic.com/ )