Xiamen is a major city, located on the Taiwan Strait coast of China. According to the statistics in 2014, around 3.8 million people live here. It was established around 282AD and continued to be a naval fortress until modern time. Xiamen is made up of Xiamen Island, Gulangyu Island and part of the rugged mainland coastal region, as well as a deep and warm harbour. Many endangered species such as the Chinese white dolphin, European lancelet and little egret can be founded in the national natural reserve region in Xiamen. Xiamen is also fruitful for cultural activities: Naamyam, Gaojia opera and Taiwanese opera display how the local people do musical and stage performances using different languages, tools and clothing. Apart from Chinese traditions, other attractions to be discovered in Xiamen are western colonial buildings, a Buddha temple, Catholic Church, and Mosque.