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Address: NO. 6 Lujiao Road, 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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Little pearl, to avoid during Chinese festivities and summer.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Santi M
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Xiamen
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Xiamen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Thank Santi M
Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the island is a historical site, with museum and rock formations, stairs carved into the mountain side, temple, lighthouse where u can take 360 degree video or pics. it has electric cart service if u cant walk too much, the problem is its full of tourist and locals all at once

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Oslo, Norway
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3 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were here in the middle of July. Although the island is probably a pleasant attraction out of season, I would not advise tourists to go there during the high season - and that includes weekdays. This was by far the most crammed place we visited during our month in China. The two days we spent here were equally packed.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The island itself was quaint and had lovely features to it. However, the major downfall is the pushing and shoving to get onto the ferry. On the way back we got the ferry at about 5pm and the queues were horrendous, people were shoving, and the heat made it unbearable. If you haven't got much time then don't bother going.

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Thank Chania B
singapore
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

on weekends, advisable to book ferry in advance as there will be MANY TOURISTS, be it local or foreign. never stay over there but if you have few days in town, would be nice to spend overnight. walking around the island is a must, there's a optional 'buggy transport' service to bring you from place to place.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would advise any visitors, to not go during weekends, or Chinese holidays. The ferry-peer to the island is located about 800 meters from my home, and is is good to take an umbrella( for rain, as well as heavy sun). Make sure you can easily reach your passport, and be prepared for a day as mass-tourist. There are a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little island with loads of little streets, the entire island can be explored in a few hours by foot. Great little restaurants and snacks to be had, prices are very reasonable too. The beach isn't the best but there are loads of places to take some great photos. Highly recommend to buy the ferry tickets online at least a... More 

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Thank arcade_007
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gulanguy is definitely a lovely and charming island to visit. But get ready to face the crowd of Chinese tourist and be patient.

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Thank Lucie G
Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We travelled with a tour group so our guide dealt with our ferry tickets. I've been told that in the old days, it was easy to get tickets and not time consuming. Apparently, our guide had to give our passport info to get tickets. We were there just before 9 to get onto the 10:30am ferry. On the island, there... More 

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Hyderabad
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to go outside, I would suggest explore local city instead of island. Did not find anything special other than lot of crowd. Make sure you reach at correct ferry station to avoid disappointment. There is specific terminal for internation traveller and you need the passport to get the ticket and board the ferry. The charge to and... More 

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