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Address: NO. 6 Lujiao Road, Xiamen 361002, China
Name/address in local language
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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Nice but over rated

It takes a min half day from you day and saps your energy especially on humid , sunnny day. Be ready for crowds and delay while wait in a crowded hold for boarding ferry. Nice... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It takes a min half day from you day and saps your energy especially on humid , sunnny day. Be ready for crowds and delay while wait in a crowded hold for boarding ferry. Nice building and a health walk with some good food. I would recommend an overnight stay so as to not make it hectic.

Thank ashishelephant
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have a day off, dash off to the Gulangyu Island from Xiamen. It is a beautiful and scenic place. Lovely little restaurants everywhere. Better English speaking crowd. Excellent for shopping. Just a great place to walk around.

1 Thank VIKRAM S
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This island is the only attraction point in Xiamen. It's a lovely lush green island in Xiamen where no vehicle or car allowed . You gotta walk a lot! You can also hire electric cars in case you can't walk much :) So breath fresh air !

Thank Nikunj D
Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank 255100Panda006
Community of Madrid, Spain
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

1 Thank HernandezFaz
Beijing, China
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87 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a nice island withe hotels, restaurants and parks that make you stay active during your holiday. It is not far from Xiamen and ferries are frequent

Thank rdinbj
Manila, Philippines
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 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 

Thank Malcolm A
Crossmolina, Ireland
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

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.

1 Thank Siobhan W
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9 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 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.

1 Thank MelbournIndian

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