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Address: No.6 Lujiao Road, Siming District, Xiamen 361002, China
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Beautiful and entertaining island

The weather was still nice even though I visited in November. We found a peaceful and quiet route and had a great time exploring. The 'village' can be quite busy but is worth a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Tijs B
Boskoop, The Netherlands
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Chicago, Illinois
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49 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is somewhat worth seeing if in the area and have some excess time on your hands. In my opinion it is somewhat overrated.

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Boskoop, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The weather was still nice even though I visited in November. We found a peaceful and quiet route and had a great time exploring. The 'village' can be quite busy but is worth a visit. The rumors that this is an island without cars is a total lie. Construction workers drive everywhere which is killing the feeling on the island.... More 

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Hiroshima, Japan
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17 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very few places in China like Gulangyu Island. Definitely plenty of tourist trap things to enjoy and partake in, though you can easily spend hours just wandering around the winding streets and pathways. Ferry: It seems the only major hub to take the ferry is the new international port. One round-trip runs you 70-75 yuan. There's other ports but must... More 

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Orlando, FL
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Plenty of gardens and old architecture to see. Try to go on a weekday as it is full of people on the weekdays. Avoid leaving the island on the ferry between 3PM and 6PM to save yourself a long wait.

Thank JDM966
Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

worth going there for the whole day spending time relaxing and looking at the whole wonderful view of Xiamen. must go once in a lifetime. all worth it

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Maseru, Lesotho
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The island itself wasn't very interesting. There were way too many tourists. The most interesting part of the island was the puppet show in one of the old buildings.

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Shanghai, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our 1 day visit. There are a few ports that get you to the island. When we got to the closest one all seats where sold out until noon, if this happens to you simply go to the next port. The island does not allow any form of electric or combustion engine transport. This means that you will... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Crowded. Low quality organisation. Historical buildings badly decribed. Center street full of eating places (do not say restaurants ) with too high prices. If possible go somewhere else and avoid a big disappointmenr. Only sunset will give satisfaction but away from the crowd. Very pity could have been a great place to visit.

Thank Roy J
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Island is an unexpected treasure in this beautiful modern city. Just off the coast of the downtown area there is an island of well preserved European Architecture. To get to the island you take a ferry for a low cost and walk the streets of this old settlement. You can also witness the harbour activity of unusually shaped local... More 

Thank MKM_9
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58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this small island 30 years ago, it was much less crowded with tourists and by the same token less shops, restaurants and hotels, it was purely a walking island to enjoy the bygone era of European architectures . Today, it is very touristic with souvenir shops , western cafes, boutique hotels mushroomed, and not forgetting the mass tourists... More 

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