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Gulangyu Island

Address: No.6 Lujiao Road, Siming District, Xiamen 361002, China
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Ranked #3 of 192 Attractions in Xiamen
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

It is an interesting place, definitely worth a visit if you are in Xiamen. There is a ferry service to get you there. It used to be super cheap (8 yuan) and direct ride from the promenade almost opposite Zhongshan road, but from October 2014 they have changed the rules and all the tourists now have to take a bus... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

It was too crowded for us to have truly enjoyed ourselves (we went on a Tue) and the ferry experience was rather harrowing with the large crowds. The distance covered on foot is trying for children. One visit would suffice, just for the experience.

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

in China there are many popular tourist destinations, after speaking to family and friends we chose Xiamen, lucky it was an excellent choice for our family and gladly speaking it was an "good choice" we staying in an villa next to the beach, which was very clean and tidy, we didn't wanted to stay in an hotel as being an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Across the strait from Xiamen, Gulang Yu island is - just - sufficiently preserved to give a sense of the China of a generation ago. From the island, the tower blocks of Xiamen soar; on the island, low-rise early 20C buildings crowd onto sinuous lanes. It attracts tourists, and the lanes are full of tourist trap shops, but beyond these... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Half day trip in the heritageisland is just nice for any traveller. Quite a few attraction you could visit on the island

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Private day trip, overall experience is good except when departure from Gulanyu via ferry, which is too crowded to bring kid and senior

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

with the visit, theca trip was short and pleasant , the walk ion side the tunnel was epic, an the narrow street street were so romantic, the downside was that the island was crowded due to the fact it was the last day the trip cost 8 yuan - ways to see why the armies invaded this island first as... More 

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Johor Bahru
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Before going to Gulanyu, what I expect is some old nice building and environment but upon reaching there, walking around you only can see they have converted the building become small shop selling Taiwanese foods and converted some building become minus. And yes it was crowded and when we need to take the ferry back to Xiamen, you no need... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I don't know if its a bad time of year to go or something but we went in late November to Xiamen, and lets just say the entire city as well as Gulangyu STANK of sewage everywhere you walked! Its absolutely full of tourists, we followed a tour which was in mandarin and guess what? I don't know any mandarin,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Lots of old colonial buildings, interesting history, beautiful flora and some nice beaches. Take note that only Xiamen local residents can take the ferry from a certain port (lundu I think), that rule coming into place this October. If you still want to go from that port (which is the easiest and most convenient) you can find someone who has... More 

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