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Address: No.6 Lujiao Road, Siming District, Xiamen 361002, China
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The island without powered vehicle

Gulangyu can be accessed by ferry from Xiamen island. Once you arrived the island, you can only walk or cycle, as powered vehicles are prohibited on the island - less air... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Rochester, NY
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Former European colony with 19th century European architecture. Can be a bit crowded with tourists but it has good shopping and very nice beaches.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Gulangyu can be accessed by ferry from Xiamen island. Once you arrived the island, you can only walk or cycle, as powered vehicles are prohibited on the island - less air pollution huh? Walking down the streets on the island is quite comfortable, without noise from vehicles. Some of the attractions needed entrance fees but there're some don't need to... More 

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Suzhou, China
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Good place to visit and stroll around, it has a very nice view of Xiamen. Very convenient to take a boat ride but the only thing is you need to be back by 5:40pm as that's the last boat trip for non-Xiamen residents. It would have been better to see the sunset but no choice.. :(

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Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I hear things used to be different and this was a quaint island filled with history and culture. Now though, it's pretty much a tourist trap. If you are in Xiamen for a visit, it's worth a quick journey. Nevertheless, I wouldn't go out of my way to fly to Xiamen to see this.

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Xiamen, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Xiamen is one of the affluent citis in China and this island says everything about impeccable taste.

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Rovereto, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This island, located in the south part of Xiamen, is easy to reach because there are a lot of ferries connecting to the city. It is a very nice place where to discover the different kinds of architectures (not only chinese style), to have a stroll along the beautiful beaches and to taste all the different chinese/taiwanese food, including a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Went on the high speed train to xiamen bei stop. Outside there was a taxi driver who brought us into the city area to get the ferry over, however, he was not to be trusted. He brought us to a hotel telling us it was the only way to get to the island. Not knowing we trusted him and was... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

It is a nice and beautiful island. A lot of old building around and very peaceful. Worth to spend a day, ideally over night for a break. However, the transport to the Island is horrible and not effective. Need to buffer at least 2 hours for getting the ticket and getting on the ship.

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Hong Kong
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Not much to see. Have to pay for every tourist spot. Have to walk and walk and walk! Used to have golf cars to take you from one spot to another, but now apparently not!

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Johor Bahru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We visited Gulangyu in the evening and before reaching the island, we thought there must be nothing much to do or see here in the evening as it is getting dark but we were wrong. Upon reaching the pier, someone approached us and asking if we need a tour guide for the island and in fact there is no need... More 

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