This trip to the Xiamen Botanical Garden takes you to a journey through one of China's most famous and comprehensive botanical gardens. After meeting up with your English or Chinese speaking guide, you'll enter via the West Gate and begin your tour. The garden was first built in 1960 and currently is the home to more than 6,300 different plants that come from all ecosystems: from the tropics, subtropics, and more. You will be able to visit the specialized gardens dedicated to specific types of plants as well. The first one is the gymnosperms garden, which houses a collection of 'exposed seed' plants, such as pine, sago palm, spruce, and more. In the psammophyte garden, you'll see plants that reproduce by allowing their seed to be blown in the wind. Here is where you'll find plants from desert or arid climates. One of the most anticipated areas is the rainforest garden. Here, in this tropical area, it's like being transported into the Amazon, and you can see a spectacular water lily pond that features the giant waterlily (Victoria Amazonica), a plant with leaves so big that it's said humans can sit on them! This garden will be your last stop of the tour.