mehditurk"a very beautiful island which should be visited when have a trip to Xiamen. we booked a ferry from Xiamen to go to the Gulangyu island. the are many attractive sights in this island like underwater world and Sunlight rock. the island is full of old western style buildings."
mehditurk"I visited Sunlight Rock during my Xiamen trip in spring festival. a very beautiful sight. After climbing hundreds of steps, reached the top of the cliff, and from above, you will have a panorama view on the whole Gulangyu island and Xiamen Island. it was an amazing experience"
mehditurk"we visited Xiam Underwater world during our stay in Xiamen. the place is located in Gulangyu island and to access this place need to book a Gulangyu island ferry ticket. there are many living fishes and other sea creatures to visit. Sharks, turtles, and thousands of others creatures can find in the underwater world. it was a great experience."
Kulangsu Travel: Suitable| Umbrella: Not Required| UV Strength: Moderate
a very small island in Fujian province China . you require a ferry ⛴ to get in an out of the island. included in the UNESCO as the pedestrian only island. requires a lot of walking. but it’s so much fun and very rich in culture #island #china #gulangyu
The Forbidden City (紫禁城 Zǐjìn chéng) was the residence of the imperial family during the last two Ming and Qing Dynasties. Its name comes from the fact that entry is prohibited for foreigners to the palace and its organization is like a small town. The architecture of the complex is impressive, but most of the valuable items such as paintings and porcelain were brought to Taiwan by Chiang Kai-shek (Jiǎng Jieshi in Mandarin) and displayed in the Taipei museum ((Taibei in Chinese) The Forbidden City is located north of downtown Beijing. It is towards the south and a small artificial hill, Coal Hill, is raised north of the Forbidden City to meet the demands of Chinese geomancy, Fengshui (literally wind and water). The Forbidden City is 960m long and 750m wide. The walls are from 7 to 10m high and the moat is 52m wide. During the occupation by the emperors of the last two dynasties for five centuries, no other building in Beijing could not exceed those of the Forbidden City. The Courtyard is paved with nearly 12 million bricks and the Forbidden City consists of about 9,000 rooms. The Forbidden City is also known as the Old Palace (故宫 Gùgōng) but rather refers to the central part of the Forbidden City without the passage between the Gate of Heavenly Peace (Tiān'ānmén) and the South Gate (Wǔmén). This was the Yongle emperor, who decided to move the capital from Nanjing to Beijing. Construction of the Forbidden City began in 1406 and lasted fourteen years, which is very fast for a building of this size. More than 200,000 craftsmen participated in the construction. Materials came from all over the empire: stone from Beijing, marble from Shanghai, wood from Yunnan and Sichuan provinces and bricks from Shandong. Construction allied to the modern techniques of the time while retaining the aesthetic and symbolic features of tradition. The Forbidden City was more or less cut off from the outside world until 1924 when Puyi, the last emperor, was expelled. The Forbidden City burne
Gulangyu island is definitely a “must visit” place when you travel to Fujian Province! This island has been recognized as one of Fujian Province's most scenic places.
The island is famous for its natural beauty, colonial style architecture and very interesting museums. The island's historic significance as an international port, Gulangyu is a wonderful place to escape from city traffic.
There you can walk along the beach, walk in Shuzhuang Garden, climb to the Sunlight Rock, visit museum and try local food.
How to get there: The Gulangyu Island is located just outside of Xiamen City. It only takes 5-10 minutes by ferry to reach the island from Xiamen City.
We took the ferry over to the island for a 1 nights stay. I really enjoyed walking around exploring the special walking pats and the special architecture. If you have time to spend one night here I think it is well worth it. You can find good restaurants and cute coffee shops all around.
A hot weekend on Gulangyu Island! Decent spot for a walk, but make sure you have sunblock and trainers; it can be gruelling walking up the hilly streets in the sun. Don't expect five star restaurants or hotels. You will have to do with street food and a couple of bottles of water. #summervacation
Gulangyu Island, Xiamen China 🇨🇳
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Enjoy an amazing get away to Xiamen for Labor Day 🎉🎉🎉 beautiful beaches, warm weather and fresh seafood 😁
Would highly recommend a visit to Xiamen for anybody looking to get away from the city and relax on the beach or by the pool for a couple days. I can’t wait to go back and continue exploring more, just don’t forget your sunscreen 🌞🏖
Gulangyu island has great historical sites to visit and is only a quick ferry ride from the mainland. The beaches on the south side on the island area great and open to the public for free 😘😁
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The Gulangyu island, also known as Kulangsu, is a world cultural heritage site. This island concentrates a lot of history in its 2km, popularly referred to a fairytale island.
The three main settlements date from 1900s. Yanzaijiao keeps its ancient authenticity, dating from Qing dynasty, while Lu’erjiao has more European influence. While island has few residents, most inhabitants travel daily. This island is full of shops, inns, restaurants and souvenirs. A sea of people surrounded by water.
For short background, Xiamen and Kulangsu island were the main maritime sino-foreign key location for centuries, with huge development for this island. After WWII, Japanese soldiers occupied Jinmen island, with brought thousands of refugees to Kulangsu. Later, during Pacific war in 1941, Japanese troops occupied the island, restructured several areas, and imposed Japanese culture. Later the island was recovered for Chinese, leaving an amazing mixture of cultures, architecture and this odd environment around.
Bikes and cars are not allowed. Roads are very small and landscape can be very tiring. Although, there is so much to see and admire: architecture, temples, parks, gardens, beaches, shops inside old buildings.
Get there- Take a ferry from Xiamen’s Lun Du terminal.
⛴ Service hours: Everyday, available 24 hours. Takes around 8 minutes to reach the island, and ferry Can get very crowded.
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Xiamen is a cool coastal city in Fujian.
Once a treaty port known to the world as Amoy, it retains much of the architecture from that time. The main attraction is Gulangyu, an island just off the coast which was a foreign concession where Europeans and Chinese who'd made fortunes abroad built comfortable villas.
There is a short ferry crossing to Gulangyu directly from the Xiamen waterfront but it's only available to Xiamen residents. Tourists must go to the cruiseship terminal to take a significantly pricier and longer ferry. This is annoying, but it's still worth visiting the island. Set aside a whole day to walk around the seawall and visit some of the museums in the main town.
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