Nice island with lots of olden architecture. Food is awesome too! If you can, walk one round around the island (8km), you get to see more things!
Apart from the crowd at the ferry and along the alleys of the island it's a wonderful place to spend a day or a romantic night in the many little hotels and guest houses.Western architecture,wonderful vegetation,nice beaches,great food everywhere.Better on a weekday but always a lot of people around but since there are no cars it really makes the difference.
Lots of Chinese tourists, but well worth a visit. The entrance fees to the sites are a bit high. If you plan to just walk around have a bite and go back: count on half a day. If you plan to visit the sites, take a full day.
Walk inside Island you will find me interesting and peace. Just check the map along way...otherwise will be very easy to get lost.
was here last 15 years ago, and the island is still very much the same. The ferries going there has change though. It now includes a tour going to the island for only 15 rmb per person. The Island still enjoys walking tour only. Although it has a lot of villa or resort. The many museum and small store is... More
In Xiamen city, you can board the ship in the harbor to reach this island. The interesting part is the stamp collection which you can visit every shop to get your collection book stamped.
We were given the opportunity to live on the island and turned it down. Far too many people being disgustingly dirty. Thousands of visitors every day few of whom can walk ten steps without expectorating, throwing garbage or using it as one large public toilet. Used to be lovely now just over-rated and treated badly by its visitors. The Blackpool... More
It'd be a much better experience if the city exercised some crowd control measures. There were (according to our guide) at least 40,000 tourists on the tiny island when we were there. Getting around the narrow roads and lanes proved rather trying in the hot summer sun. At least cars aren't allowed around. That said, the island itself has plenty... More
The place is great for people who appreciate great views and tasteful architecture. All the structures on the island makes it feel like a place stuck in time. Food from most of the restaurants are pretty expensive, so I recommend sticking to the fast food places if you're on a budget. The island is too big to walk on foot.... More
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