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

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Gulangyu Island is probably the tourist highlight of a visit to Xiamen but getting there is not without its trials! Apart from the palaver of leaving the mainland (yes this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Gulangyu Island is probably the tourist highlight of a visit to Xiamen but getting there is not without its trials! Apart from the palaver of leaving the mainland (yes this involves passports and security even though the island is ten minutes away although the locals can zip across in five from a closer connection point) one has to wait in... More 

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Community of Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As tour guide told us it is very famous scenery lot in Xiamen. Many people here, some crowded, but beautiful view of sea, swimming in the sea is better way to cool down hot weather.

Thank HernandezFaz
Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing architectural designs, how british colonized the island and made It as amazing as it is today. I will not the dog carrying basket with flower hairpin for sale.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Avoid going here in weekend, it is too crowded. There are some attractions places like museum, old streets, aquarium and so on. Personally, I find nothing special as it is same or smaller in scale comparing to other countries. "Warning" there are a lot of mosquitoes even if you are continue walking, make sure you get a lot of insert... More 

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Crossmolina, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The island is a nice break away from the city, but I think more impressive for the Chinese tourists who wouldn't have ever seen European architecture before. It was quite crowded and many of the buildings were being renovated so the place was covered in scaffolding which detracted from its beauty somewhat.

Thank Siobhan W
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to visit. However, it was very busy throughout day. Lots of interstate travellers visit this place during summer. Nice clean vehicle free island. You may find some model photo shoot near beach area.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An small island by itself with some residents stay in it. Very crowded as a lot of mainland tourists visit the island. Took the tram to round the island. You can enjoy the night market (夜市) with shopping and variety of eatery. Good for half or a day trip.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the ferry and it was a wonderful ride! The island itself has a million restaurants and shops and not what I expected. There are quite a few buildings with markers indicating they were built in the 1920s and 1930s -- hardly old. And they are frequently now converted to shops and restaurants! I would not make a deliberate plan... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unless you like crowd, don't go there when there is a Holiday. Too many shops and food stalls, smells and elbow to elbow walking. For some reasons, much like Taiwan Food street, you see open air garbages everywhere. You do have to get there by boat whihc makes it difficult to change if you don't like you are stranded. One... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wonderful tiny island. As any touristic place in China, you should avoid to visit during Chinese Holidays in general and weekends. Mainly English colonial outpost till the WW2, you can still see how it has been influenced by european architecture. Pedestrian island, it is also called the "Island of Music" or "Piano Island" as it hosts the only Piano Museum... More 

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