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Gulangyu Island

4.4/536,204 Reviews
Island/PeninsulaUNESCO World Heritage-Cultural SiteHistorical Architecture

Business Hours

Gulangyu 5 major attractions: Sunlight Rock, Haoyue Garden, Shuzhuang Garden: 5:30-20:30 (winter), 5:30-21:00 (summer); Organ Museum, Lettering Art Museum: 8:15-17: 45 (winter), 8:15-18:15 (summer). 2, round-trip ferry tickets: day: 7:10-17:30 (winter), 18:30 (summer); night flight: 17:30 (winter), 18:50 (summer) - the next day 6:30. 3 Gulangyu World Hall of Fame attractions: 8:30-17:30. 4. Gulangyu Red Carpet Wax Museum: 9:00-22:30

Address

Gulangyu, Siming District, Xiamen City
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About Gulangyu Island

Gulangyu Island is a tiny island located on the estuary of the Chiu-lung River, facing the city of Xiamen. It is a Unesco World Heritage Site that used to be an important window for Sino-foreign exchanges during the 19th and 20th century. The island is a popular attraction for architecture enthusiasts, providing a mixture of different architectural styles including Traditional Southern Fujian Style, Western Classical Revival Style and Veranda Colonial Style. You can hike up the Sun Rock to overlook the whole island, take a walk in the Shuzhuang Garden (including the Piano Museum) which is one of the finest Jiangnan classical gardens, visit the Hao Yue Garden containing architectures from the Ming Dynasty (including a statue of national hero Zheng Chenggong), the organ museum, and the international letter carving art museum. Don't forget to send yourself a postcard from the future at local stores!

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  • M29****685
    5.0

    It took about ten minutes by boat to get to the island. This comfortable island, which enjoys great reputation for literature and art, finally came to appreciate it. Because the booking was finished and the hotel was full, it could not stay on the island for one night and saw a sunrise the next morning. We boarded the island at 10:30 a.m., the boat was very big, like a bus with handles, a large floor of space are standing, a total of dozens of seats, good in the fast, bad in the absence of glass, the wind is very cold. But most of the time it's still hot in the south. If it's sealed, the air will be bad. The island is very big, street by street, now the commercial atmosphere is very strong, there are shops everywhere, you can continue to shop, eat and eat. Buy tickets, accordion museum, Yuanzhuang Garden, several attractions next to each other, to be honest, a day to play down, quite catch up, if you live on the island to slow down the pace of leisure, two days of rhythm is still good. The accordion Museum has seen the world's largest organ and the difference between the organ and the piano. Famous sunshine rock, dragged the child to the top, a little foggy, visibility is not particularly high, but the height is more visual enjoyment, a glance. On the rockery in the Yuanzhuang Garden, the stone statues of the twelve zodiac Zodiacs were searched all over for an hour. The rockery was designed like a labyrinth. Zhang Sanlun's milk tea was temporarily closed. See the cats, cats, dogs and dogs in the street who bask in the sun recklessly, see the passers-by, without any reaction, just enjoy their own warm winter sun, super comfortable. The reason of time is not thorough. I bought Sanwei Crisp House and took it home for everybody to eat. I also drank Passion Fruit with straw. It's not sour at all. It's very sweet. The overall impression is not as good as I imagined, and it's not bad. Suitable for flying mood and wandering freely.

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  • _WeCh****083934
    5.0

    It’s a great place to visit if u ever decide to go to Xiamen. Firstly, u have to take a boat to get to the island (about 15-20 minutes ride). As soon as u arrive u’ll see some small hotels, and houses,where local people live, blend in together. U can discover some tunnels that people use as an underpass to go theough the mountains. There are many small restaraunts with delicious seafood and u should definetely try the tea made of some flowers and fruits. U should defenitely walk to the Giant Statue that is in the sea, unfortunately we didn’t because we arrived late, and we have walked a lot and got tired so had to rush back to catch a boat to return back to the city.

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  • _WeCh****46141
    5.0

    A person a city - I just want to say that it takes courage to go to Gulangyu alone! There are lovely couples and dog food everywhere. The most important thing is that no one goes to take pictures of you. That's a very poor busy snack street. The quiet night, dark street lights and long lanes are all my favorites. There will be some time after Gulangyu Island.

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  • E25****5005
    5.0

    I think it is a great spot to spend your time in good way. everything is here to enjoy. many good resturents to eat and good coffee shops.Beautiful scenes very lovely place.

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  • E58****754
    5.0

    It is a lovely island which has a rich history. If you visit Xiamen, you should defenitely go to Gulangyu Island. l really had a great time there as l enjoy being in place which is sourrounded by water, especially this one which is a small town.

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  • D48****233
    5.0

    Beautiful island filled with history, colonial architecture, and amazing food! Nice for a day trip or an overnight.

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  • _wlt****20377
    5.0

    Highly recommended to visit this UNESCO WH site! Just be prepared:- foreigners [and Chinese people not from Xiamen] must take the ferry from the new ”port”. But evenings [after 18:50 in summer] you can take the ferry from the old terminal (just opposite from Gulangyu Sanqiu port).- the ferry costs 35 rmb [it includes the return trip, so keep the ticket!]- highly recommended to prebook ticket [especially for weekend and for morning ferries]. You can do it with Wechat or Alipay using your passport, then collect the ticket at the port. Since Chinese people go with ID card, so no long lines at the port.- Be prepared, Gulangyu gets very very crowded, i recommend take evening ferry, stay there for the night. And early morning visit the "must" places - especially the Sunshine Rock, to avoid the tourist groups that come after 12:00.

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  • hi绿野仙踪
    5.0

    The main attractions of Gulangyu include: Riguangyan, Yuanzhuang Garden, Haoyue Garden, Zheng Chenggong Memorial Hall, Organ Museum, Xiamen Museum, Bagua Tower, Yuyuan, Qinyuan, Gulangshi, Undersea World, Longtou Road, Natural Beach Bath, Harbour Back Beach, etc. If you want to buy a collection of maps, if you want to rely on it, you can't get out of the island for three days. Mobile navigation is the most convenient way, even the island's sign is not helpful. If you want to buy a collection of maps, if you want to rely on it, you can't get out of the island for three days. Mobile navigation is the most convenient way, even the island's sign is not helpful. All good-looking buildings are either charged or surrounded. But all the buildings are super beautiful! Both cameras are out of power.

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  • E24****9820
    5.0

    Beautiful but crowded. We stayed at a new place a bit more tucked away from the crowd which gave us a good escape but still allowed us to get around easily for a few days.

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  • bjdcjdy
    5.0

    Gulangyu Garden on the Sea. Three steps and one scene on the island, exquisite villas and natural integration of the right, walking in the meantime can feel a pleasant old time. The whole trip lasts 3 hours and 30 minutes, which is not too short. The route chosen is basically flat, but Zheng Chenggong is like a section of Linqiao Kindergarten with many uphills and downhills, which is relatively difficult to walk. The scenic spots are well-behaved. The emphasis is on seeing the scenery and feeling a pleasant old time. As for admission tickets, one is 100 yuan pass, and the other is to buy each garden separately. Among them, 60 yuan is Sunshine Rock, 30 yuan is Yinzhuang Garden and 30 yuan is Haoyue Garden. Because of too many people, time and physical problems, we only look outside the door. As for accommodation on the island, I read a lot of strategies before going. I feel that the accommodation and meal conditions on the island are not good, the cost-effective ratio is not high, and I have to toss and turn, so I give up. The travel time of each section is as follows. Sanqiudian Wharf 1 (20 minutes walk) within Chuo O Wharf 1 (20 minutes walk) Zheng Chenggong statue (40 minutes walk, rest halfway). Lin Qiaozhi Memorial Park 1 (15 minutes walk), Stadium 1 (10 minutes walk), Sunshine Rock 1 (10 minutes walk), Stadium 1 (20 minutes walk) Longtou Road 1 (50 minutes walk, shopping) within Chuo O 1 (25 minutes walk) Sanqiudian. Many people make it difficult to take photos. Sunshine Rock is hard to climb. Leading passers-by crowded, net Hongdian queue. Eating is not easy, the price is high and the taste is bad. To Gulangyu is to see the scenery and shop, shop decoration is less expensive than Zhongshan Road, very sentimental. Don't expect anything else.

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