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Gulangyu Island

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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“ferry ride”(38 reviews)
“piano museum”(81 reviews)
“day trip”(32 reviews)
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No.6 Lujiao Road, Siming District, Xiamen 361002, China
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Gulangyu is a must go to place in Xiamen. It is only accessible by ferry and it is advisable to pre-book ferry tickets as there is a quota per day for the amount of visitors allowed. The crowd is really insane but this is to...More

1  Thank Mei T
Reviewed 5 days ago

I love Xiamen and I love Gulangyu Island. What a cool place to just walk around and enjoy the ambience. You feel like you are walking around Hawaii, or perhaps Florida. Beautiful gardens, trees and foliage everywhere. Wonderful old buildings and nice places to eat....More

Thank Jim_Abney
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gulangyu is a charming little island about half an hour ferry ride from Xiamen mainland - i talk about getting there at the end of this review. I can't say that it's spectacular or anything but still a nice little getaway from cars and mopeds....More

Thank ILikeApplePies
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First as a foreigner you have to get to the international ferry terminal Dongdu cruise terminal which can be reached by bus 51, leaves close from the local ferry terminal. This separation is what I don‘t understand? Anyway, ticket price for the ferry round trip...More

Thank rapha_y_nici
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

wondeful place,abit crowded but great food and fantastic atmosphere. this was my highlight of my trip to xiamen. old western architecture and beautiful scenery

1  Thank shur c
Reviewed August 14, 2018

We had to book a cruise to get to the Island as the ferry tickets were sold out.(a limited number of people may visit the island per day) so buy your tickets early. The cruise was long and hot and the international cruise terminal was...More

2  Thank silvasilva2015
Reviewed August 7, 2018

We had booked our tickets to the Gulangyu island ahead of time, as we were told that there is a limit to the number of visitors to the island daily. However, even after having booked our tickets, we did not know that we still have...More

3  Thank Florence H
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

If you go to visit Xiamen, you definitely shall go to the Gulangyu Island, but be careful!!! In previous years it was super easy to use the ferry to pay an visit to Gulongyu Island, but everything changed 1 or 2 years ago. The island...More

Thank Uwe T
Reviewed July 16, 2018

There is not many attractions in Xiamen. Therefore, spending a day-trip on Gulangyu Island is a must if you are travelling to Xiamen. Remember to get on the island by 10:00 in the morning to avoid the crowd. Admission fees are required for all attractions/museums,...More

Thank Alvin M
Reviewed July 10, 2018

We were taken to Gulangyu Island with local friends, it has so much to see and shops as well. Definitely worth the visit. The queue at the end of the day for the ferry was a bit worrying while waiting on the wharf at the...More

1  Thank bronwynjp
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August 19, 2018|
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Response from Uwe T | Reviewed this property |
I only can suggest to go early as possible to get the tickets at the counter. I never tried to make an reservation in advanced, but I guess it’s possible by CTRIP but it might be only in chinese language available.
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Stephen L
December 12, 2017|
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Response from Lilly T | Reviewed this property |
First, my advice is never go on the weekends, any season. I have family in Xiamen and went with them the first time on a weekend and I backed out (to everyone's relief) when I saw the queue. Family were obviously there for... More
Genevieve Y
October 1, 2017|
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Response from babakbanaei | Reviewed this property |
hi, usually i went this place at evenings the ships have a regular plan (i am not sure how many times per hour). Dont afraid the crowded , you are in China and you should be inside the nice population of China.