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Address: No.6 Lujiao Road, Siming District, Xiamen 361002, China
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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One Day Private Walking Tour of Xiamen's Gulangyu Island

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If they could only limit the number of visitors

The place used to be a nice tourist spot to visit. But the sheer number of visitors the island takes in on a daily basis doesn't make it that appealing anymore. Especially if you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
JYao55
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Makati, Philippines
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Makati, Philippines
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72 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The place used to be a nice tourist spot to visit. But the sheer number of visitors the island takes in on a daily basis doesn't make it that appealing anymore. Especially if you are travelling with elderly people who run the risk of being pushed around by the crowd. Otherwise, the island is very peaceful, serene with lots of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Britain made Gulangyu Island its fortress. After its turn over to the Chinese Government it has become a tourist attraction in Xiamen. The Island opens at 8 am and closes at 6 pm to tourists and local visitors. Everyone who goes in - needs to show identification like ID or passport. Visiting this Island is quite a challenge - Enduring... More 

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1 Thank Joy A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great city for couples, stayed in a hotel on top of a mountain. There was a piano outside of our room, 5 star services! Lots of little shops, slow post office (the mails take more than 1 year to arrive haha), seafood, beach, swimming and more memorable if you choose over night stay!

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Thank shuyingd2016
Suzhou, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's worth to see this island as this is a more quite spot without lots of traffic. Take care that you take the ferry to the right port.

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1 Thank Ralph W
Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Air is fresher than in Xiamen. Needs at least 1-2 overnight stay to fully appreciate the islet. There are lots of places to see as well as just taking the time to explore the island. Takes a good 4-5 hours to walk around the islet. Not recommended for folks who are not able to walk, because even with the electric... More 

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1 Thank Lena5209
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a beautiful place to just stroll around,but there are also many attractions, as well! It's a very busy island, super crowded, so be aware of that. Overall, really nice.

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Thank Lorraine K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best time to visit is at dusk. But it's inconvenient to live on the island and it's too expensive. A lot of street food you can try.

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Thank Alisa H
Xiamen, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited Gulangyu a few times whilst living in Xiamen with friends and family. Gulangyu is the sort of place to check out if you're living in Xiamen, or there for a few days and have a day (atleast half a day) spare. Spare shops/markets, a lookout, a beach for those wanting to swim (they bring the sand in).

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Thank vl_tbo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You need to purchase a ferry ticket to go to the island. The tour guide told us that it has to be bought earlier as the tickets are usually sold out. There are a lot of old structures that has been restored and enhanced for photo taking session. one of the highlight was the sunrise peak that takes about 1.5... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017

Special recommendation : Randomly visit a tea house on this island - 園洲茶院, the servant is patient to prepare different tea for trial, you can chat with her to know more about Chinese tea culture. Suggestion: Island is always packed with tourists, if you have time, suggest to stay 1 night to visit island by your own tempo - slow... More 

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