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Address: No.6 Lujiao Road, Siming District, Xiamen 361002, China
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The best experience ever! Best shopping and eating place in Xiamen. House and hotel is like European house.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The best experience ever! Best shopping and eating place in Xiamen. House and hotel is like European house.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Nice place。 Xiamen icon。 There are some unique museums, but a little costly. Average beach side. Food a little expensive. Old architectures are very nice for those who likes photographs and selfies.

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ho chi minh city
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Every ounce of its old colonial charm has been thoroughly squeezed out of this island to be replaced by crowds, overpriced knick knack stalls, horrid museums and attractions and "renovated" buildings. If you come from anywhere coastal that is remotely nice avoid this place like the plague.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is the main attraction in Xiamen and so attracts huge numbers of tourists, mainly from other places in China. It is essential to get a ferry ticket and to get on that ferry. While there are no motor vehicles on the island there are electric carts that take you around if you have problems walking and standing for hours.... More 

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Pune, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Nice experience to get there through a boat. On island its like a small market place selling many small items. It is nice clean place. Not a must to visit though a good place.

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Shenzhen, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Gulangyu Island is indeed something worth visiting in Xiamen, however, upon arrival, there's just too many tourists to distract the charm of this place. Also, very commercialized tourism strategy of charging each and every house with sort of significant history or ownership with western architectural influence just becomes like western pride of Shanghai (PUXI), where nothing really reaches that western... More 

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Lanzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Lots to see and do, some nice beaches and lots of boutique-style shops. Some good bars for later at night, although it does get quieter as the sun goes down.

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Xiamen, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

a good island to play over there ,either romatic or good for family travel too ,can feel china in this smallest island

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jakarta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This place has some old colonial buildings since it was a foreign outpost after China was forced to open its doors as a result of Opium War, but unfortunately many are not accessible. The vast majority of tourists are Chinese so don't expect any English guide at the museum. We queued for about an hour to wait for the ferry... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Really enjoyed our trip to the island. We went on a Saturday, which was quite busy but adds to the atmosphere. There were many newly weds having their photos taken, which my wife quite enjoyed. The island has a market selling a whole range of items from trinkets to squids. There is a section of a garden on stilts which... More 

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