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Gulangyu Island

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Gulangyu Island

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Siming District, Xiamen 361002 China
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Fujian Tulou One Day Tour (Ex Xiamen)
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Fujian Tulou One Day Tour (Ex Xiamen)

One of our most popular tours to Fujian Tulou, the world heritage site. This tour covers some of the most famous Tulou including Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster, Yuchanglou and Taxia Village, also the less well-known but authentic Shiqiao Village. All tours are private tour with private car and local English-speaking tour guide.
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Karin H wrote a review Sep 17
Shenzhen, China805 contributions56 helpful votes
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And explore. It’s difficult to just pick one place and say you must go there. My simple advice, take the whole day to walk around and go to very place, even when they als for entrance fee. From great views over Xiamen to ancient history when this was a commercial outpost, many things to see. Don’t forget the piano museum, even if you are not a music lover the displayed instruments are fabulous.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Buddingtraveller83 wrote a review Aug 2020
Wuxi, China140 contributions72 helpful votes
Good day- get your tickets early and get across. No cars, lots of shops and food joints, including cafe bars to shade from the sun. Some hotels too. Plenty of places to see Xiamen from and worth a half/full day.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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paulineang wrote a review Aug 2020
Shanghai, China3 contributions1 helpful vote
Gulangyu is an island just a short ferry ride across from Xiamen. Around 15 minutes ferry ride which was very convenient. Just make sure you book your tickets before the day of departure. And collect it at time of visit. We book ours via a yellow APP called ‘ma feng wo’. Only one ferry terminal is running during our visit due to the pandemic. So make sure you check prior to visit. We are holding foreign passports but residing in China. No problem getting the tickets. Thought I’d mention it here because that was the first question on our minds. We were afraid they were only open for locals at this moment and only allowed local IDs. Ferries are all on time. No delays. Do purchase a route map on the ferry itself. It was very helpful for us. It’s an only pedestrian island so prepare to do a lot of walking. And it’s kind of a hilly island. Not flat. So going up slopes can be a little tiring but still fun. Lots to eat and lots to see. Spend some time at the sandy beach. Beach is relatively clean and beautiful. Gulangyu island is considered a touristy place. But we could still find a lot of authenticity.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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YL Shanghai wrote a review Jul 2020
San Francisco, California234 contributions17 helpful votes
If you only have time to visit one place in Xiamen, this is the place. You will see a lot of old wester style buildings built in 1920s by the wealthy at that time. You can also enjoy local food in the back allies. Walking around will take a day, although you can also take electric shuttle cars. During pandemic, you need no reservation in advance to visit Gulangyu. But make sure you bring IDs and mask to ride on boat to the island. The roads were not friendly for stroller though.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Danielvyjel wrote a review Jul 2020
Prague, Czech Republic57 contributions1 helpful vote
It's not easy to enter this place as you need to take the ferry which cost some money, where you need to que. There is nothing iconic but you can just enjoy walking around narrow streets, have some great mango juice and seefood. I would avoid any holiday or weekend time, that might be crowded.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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