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Address: No.6 Lujiao Road, Siming District, Xiamen 361002, China
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Nice Island for lesuire trial

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Hong Kong, China
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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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72 reviews 72 reviews
34 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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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Rochester, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Just know where you are going such as which Ferry to take. Also, plan on going in the morning when it is probably not as crowded. It was a nice visit. Wear comfortable shoes and the appropriate jackets because it was a little breezy.

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Molde, Norway
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

If you like big crowds, this is the attraction for you. A short ferry trip from xiamen, it's worth a visit, but barely. I'm not going back that's for sure. Pittoresk scenery and old buildings, the piano museum can be Interrsting if you're into old and strange pianos. There's a little peak with good view, but it's too crowded for... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Hello everyone, I travelled to Xiamen/ Gulangyu from 7.3.15 to 9.3.15 and stayed 2 Nights on the Gulangyu Island. Gulangyu Island is relatively interesting because of its colonial history, but getting there is a pain in the *** like someother places in China. I will emphasis on getting to the island in this review because I had troubles finding info... More 

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Tai'an, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Gulangyu was a nice break from the traffic you see so much of everywhere else in China. Although it is a pain to get to (you have to go to the international traveler's ferry port to get there and figure out where to go and what to buy, as there is very little English signage or service), once you get... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Its an average place for me. If planned to go better go on a weekday and not on a weekend or not during holidays as you might find it better with less visitors.

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Guangzhou
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Time seems to be frozen in the period of 1860s to 19402 on this island. The era in which China got into the troubled waters, and the great ancient Chinese culture faded while the western culture marched east. In the meantime, the Chinese society was trying to catch up with the the world's pace. It was a time of great... More 

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Xiamen, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Gulangyu Island is a small island near Xiamen (Reachable by the ferry in 15 minutes from Xiamen) once you get there you can enjoy a car free “small European Town” with different attractions. As it has become a really touristic spot (try to avoid the Island on weekends) you have a lot of shops and restaurants creating the Island in... More 

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