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Address: No.6 Lujiao Road, Siming District, Xiamen 361002, China
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Phone Number: 13860196750
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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A must visit place when you are in Xiamen

Be ready for a long walk. Should go up to the highest point to see the whole voew of Xiamen. Very nice place and experience. You must go there early.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Chintiong T
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Be ready for a long walk. Should go up to the highest point to see the whole voew of Xiamen. Very nice place and experience. You must go there early.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This island is not for everyone. But I found it fascinating - a remnant of old Amoy (now Xiamen), one of China's old Treaty Port cities. Walking around this small island, just off Xiamen's current shoreline, is a cornucopia of beautifully preserved, mildly decrepit and completely ruined colonial architecture, including the old consulates, merchant villas, shop houses, churches, etc. If... More 

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Tournai, Belgium
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60 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were told by local business relations that Gulangyu was definitely the great nature place to visit in Xiamen. But after a half day visit there , we strongly recommend NOT to go for the following reasons: - the trip by boat is awful : machinery noise, oil smell, polluted water and noisy impolite Chinese tourists :( - arrived at... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Did not know this part of history between Xiamen and Taiwan until this trip. Gulangyu showcases historical sites and old architecture buildings all the way back dated to 18 century. Good for exploring by foot across the parks, hills, small lanes and museums. Numerous shops selling local and transitional goodies as well, both new and old. Definitely a place worth... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After 20 years, I went back to this place and there are a lot of changes/improvement made. What I missed in that place is the old traditional items or arts. Most of it are modernize. Getting the ferry ticket is now located in Xiamen International Port. Before its just near Zhong Shan Pedestrian Road. Its about 5-10 KMS away. Due... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok as usual, ferries are crowded so book for early ferry (before 08:00am) and get your tickets in advance. Then you will need to queue for security check so arrive 1h before departure. You can also buy ticket to enter all main sites on the Island for 100rmb (adult - 50rmb for kids). After this relax, take the ferry, enjoy... More 

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Macau, China
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108 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of nice European architecture here. Lovely for a walk. Has a little beach too. Try not to go on weekends as it will be packed with tourists.

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Xiamen, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice island to spend a full day and perhaps one night. In December 2014 they had moved the ferry terminal for tourist to a further location west of the main Xiamen island. This made it very inconvenient for tourists that were not traveling with tour groups. The ferry tickets used to be 8RMB was increased to 35RMB... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brief visit Can be very crowded Choose your time. There are many regions of Xiamen that are equally satisfying

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our cruise ship stopped here and we decided to choose this excursion onto this island. It was a terrible experience. There are no cars on the island, there is a small electric cart system available for a short distance. Therefore be prepared to walk in 100 degree heat. It was massively overcrowded, small narrow alley style streets, the beaches were... More 

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