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Gulangyu Island

Address: No.6 Lujiao Road, Siming District, Xiamen 361002, China
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Ranked #3 of 195 Attractions in Xiamen
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

All about walking! But worth to visit if you visit Xiamen. Alot of Taiwanese based food there. Not great but good

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The island is famous for historical buildings. Some required additional admission fees while others are still not renovated. The place has become very commercialized. There are many retail and snack shops and the snacks are more expensive than on the mainland. I would suggest avoid going on weekends as it's extremely crowded with people. You could hardly walk. Perhaps weekday... More 

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Fremantle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Lots to see so I'll just dot point - don't buy the map from the ladies at the ferry terminal, get a better one for free from the info office on the island. Hang at the air cond office for the hourly piano recital. If streetfood seafood is your thing, you will be in heaven. If not, the Maccas sells... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

It's a totally different from mainland in Xiamen. I love the old buildings and scenery in Gulangyu. So relax there, no cars in the island.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I lived in Xiamen for a year and went to Gulangyu numerous of times. It is a beautiful island, but unfortunately very crowded during the days. However a lot of the tourists only goes to the marked landmarks of the island so my suggestion is that you go to the other parter. Just walk around in the city and especially... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Quite nice time spent walking amongst the older buildings on the island, but quite touristy. Easy enough to get to, but you really need to ask to find the correct ferry port to the island, as it isn't exactly clear where to go

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

First, don't go on a public holiday, and avoid weekends if you can. Then you will find an amazing place. Xiamen (Amoy) was where tea was first exported from China (the reason we say 'tea', not 'char', is that tea is the local dialect for the word 'char'.) Westerners lived on this island for self-protection and built an enclave, much... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Very old world (Colonial) architecture. Great shops, restaurants, etc. Super cool for walking around and spending a day. Ferry over is crowded, but orderly.

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Kuala Lumpur
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Reached by ferries from Xiamen, this car-free island is a photoshooters dream. Beautiful buildings, shaded lightings, colourful characters and occasional jaw dropping views of Xiamen city (if there's no haze - go for a night shoot, the lights are amazing). The island is allegedly walkable in two to three hours - maybe, if you are a fitness freak. Best to... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Really a nice place for relaxing. No car over there, very quite and really suitable for honeymooner. Some more, this is really suitable for young people to visit her!

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