Xiamen's cheapest restaurants are concentrated around the Zhongshan Road pedestrian shopping district, LunDu harbour, and Gulangyu Islet's LongTou Lane. Marco Polo Hotel is located next to Xidi Coffee Street, a lakeside strip whose villas have been converted into bars or cafés with balcony or patio views. Fish ball soup and noodles with peanut soup are a couple of recommended local dishes. Xiamen's nightlife is centred around Haiwan Park and entertainment here is substantially cheaper than in Beijing or Shanghai.Shopping
Modern buildings are replacing the older structures along the Zhongshan Road Pedestrian Street which is filled with shops, restaurants, and markets in one of Xiamen's most historic areas. Another historic Xiamen landmark, Nanputuo Temple, is located next to Xiamen University Street's hundreds of clothing and book shops and shops along with stores featuring cultural wares. Visitors can also stop at any of Longtou Road's arts and crafts shops on their way to Gulangyu Island.