Tong'an (同安, Tâng-oaⁿ in Minnan, Tóng'ān in Mandarin) is a suburb of Xiamen.
Administratively, Tong'an is part of Xiamen but geographically, it is distinct. It is on the most northerly of several mainland suburbs, the largest by land area, and the only one not connected directly by a bridge or tunnel to Xiamen Island where the center of the city is. There is a map in the Xiamen article.
Like the adjacent mainland suburb Jimei, Tong'an is on the Xiamen Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system. See the get around section of the Xiamen article for details including a link to a map.
It the last few years, Tong'an has been growing quickly. There are quite a few new buildings, especially highrise apartment developments along the BRT line. Places out here are much cheaper than downtown Xiamen.
Go to Xiamen. If you are travelling by road, either cross a bridge to Jimei or take the tunnel to Xiang'an; both of those suburbs are adjacent to Tong'an and well connected to it.
From Xiamen Airport, city bus #105 goes to Tong'an. From downtown Xiamen, the BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) goes to Tong'an.
There are taxis and buses.
- 1 Fantawild Oriental Heritage (厦门方特东方神画), 1111 Haixun Road South (石浔南路1111号) (Bus routes 601, 604, 618, 631, 636, 653, 691, 762 and 765. If you're coming from Xiamen Island, you can take bus no. 653 from the Xiamen International Conference & Exhibition Center), toll-free: +86 400 1660006. 09:30-17:30 (Monday to Friday), 09:30-18:00 (weekends and public holidays). Some things don't open until 10:00 or 10:30. A major theme park. Part of the Fantawild chain. ¥280 (adults), ¥210 (persons aged between 60 and 70 as well as children between 1.2 and 1.5 metres in height). Persons over 70 and children under 1.2 metres in height are granted free admission.