Riguang Mountain

Riguang Mountain, Xiamen: Address, Phone Number, Riguang Mountain Reviews: 4/5

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SOH KIEN PENG
By SOH KIEN PENG
Scenic panoramic view and beautiful sunset
Oct 2018
Riguang Mountain (日光岩) is not very high even lower than our Bukit Timah Hill in Singapore. It takes about 20 to 40 mins to reach the summit. But it is a must visit top attraction in Gulangyu island for 2 simple reasons: the beautiful sunset and the panoramic scenery of the island. It is not free and I made a mistake not purchasing the combo ticket of RMB 100 and paid RMB 50 for just a single admission to this attraction. The single ticket also gives access to Qinyuan (琴园) but that is all and not to other sites of attractions. On the other hand, the combo ticket allows access to 4 other must see attractions on Gulangyu: (a) Shuzhuang Garden( including Piano Museum)-淑庄花园 (b) Hoayue Garden (Zheng Chenggong Statue)-皓月园 (c) Gulangyu Organ Museum(the Eight Diagrams Tower)-风琴博物馆 (d) International Engraving Museum-国际刻字馆 Thus, it would be financially prudent to buy the combo ticket. I came to Xiamen on the very first day of China's Golden Week on their national day. You can imagine the crowd at the summit of this mountain. Everyone was squeezing their way up the narrow staircase while the departing visitors are taking the same staircase down. With the jostling of the crowd, it is very risky to take out your hand phone near the railing because a little push from someone in the crowd may result in your hand phone slipped out of your grip and fell into the bottom of the valley below. I saw a couple sit so near to the edge of the hilltop and the girl's hand phone accidentally slipped out of her grip and dropped to the edge of the boulder. She saw her hand phone resting on the edge of the mountain but she just could not climb over the railing to retrieve her hand phone. She stood there staring helplessly at her hand phone and crying while her boyfriend was trying to contact the security to help to retrieve the hand phone. I am not sure how the security can retrieve her hand phone as the one attempting the act may just slip down the steep slope of the hill and get killed. So, be careful when you are using your hand phone to take photos of the sunset or the panoramic view of the island. It is rather windy up at the summit. Majority of the crowd went up during dusk solely to see the sunset. The sunset is beautiful and the panoramic view magnificent. It is worth the climb but the squeeze with the crowd is terrifying.

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SOH KIEN PENG
Singapore, Singapore6,310 contributions
Scenic panoramic view and beautiful sunset
Oct 2018 • Solo
Riguang Mountain (日光岩) is not very high even lower than our Bukit Timah Hill in Singapore. It takes about 20 to 40 mins to reach the summit. But it is a must visit top attraction in Gulangyu island for 2 simple reasons: the beautiful sunset and the panoramic scenery of the island.

It is not free and I made a mistake not purchasing the combo ticket of RMB 100 and paid RMB 50 for just a single admission to this attraction. The single ticket also gives access to Qinyuan (琴园) but that is all and not to other sites of attractions.

On the other hand, the combo ticket allows access to 4 other must see attractions on Gulangyu:

(a) Shuzhuang Garden( including Piano Museum)-淑庄花园
(b) Hoayue Garden (Zheng Chenggong Statue)-皓月园
(c) Gulangyu Organ Museum(the Eight Diagrams Tower)-风琴博物馆
(d) International Engraving Museum-国际刻字馆

Thus, it would be financially prudent to buy the combo ticket.

I came to Xiamen on the very first day of China's Golden Week on their national day. You can imagine the crowd at the summit of this mountain. Everyone was squeezing their way up the narrow staircase while the departing visitors are taking the same staircase down. With the jostling of the crowd, it is very risky to take out your hand phone near the railing because a little push from someone in the crowd may result in your hand phone slipped out of your grip and fell into the bottom of the valley below.

I saw a couple sit so near to the edge of the hilltop and the girl's hand phone accidentally slipped out of her grip and dropped to the edge of the boulder. She saw her hand phone resting on the edge of the mountain but she just could not climb over the railing to retrieve her hand phone. She stood there staring helplessly at her hand phone and crying while her boyfriend was trying to contact the security to help to retrieve the hand phone. I am not sure how the security can retrieve her hand phone as the one attempting the act may just slip down the steep slope of the hill and get killed. So, be careful when you are using your hand phone to take photos of the sunset or the panoramic view of the island.

It is rather windy up at the summit. Majority of the crowd went up during dusk solely to see the sunset. The sunset is beautiful and the panoramic view magnificent. It is worth the climb but the squeeze with the crowd is terrifying.
Written January 16, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ymt888
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia1,837 contributions
Climb up to Sunlight Rock
Mar 2018 • Couples
It was a rather long but nice climb up to the Sunlight Rock and from here you will see a nice view of Xiamen city. At the time we went, it was not badly crowded, so it was a good experience and good opportunity to take some nice photos.
Written September 16, 2018
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LG_Kay
Singapore, Singapore7,488 contributions
Main attraction in Gulangyu
Dec 2017 • Solo
Sunlight Rock is the most famous scenic spot in Gulangyu and is the highest point of the island. Hence, hordes of tour groups would head to this attraction. Entrance fee is 60 rmb. I bought the combo ticket (100 rmb), which can be used there.

After the entrance is the Sunlight Rock Temple, with some pavilions, nothing spectacular. The highlight is climbing to the top of the mountain, not too strenuous though certain sections of the stairs are rather narrow. Initially the path up was wide, with 2 sets of stairs, one for ascending and one for descending. It can bring me to the viewing platform close to the summit. However the last leg is terrible in design, only a narrow flight of steps to the summit, to be shared for ascending and descending visitors. As I visited during off peak season, the queue was ok. I can't Imagine the chaos during peak season. Hence I recommend to stop at the viewing platform just below the summit. I don’t think the view is much different for the 20+ steps at the summit.
Written January 1, 2018
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MikeJuliya
Colombo, Sri Lanka634 contributions
Just a mountain
Nov 2017 • Friends
Overall xiamen is not a enjoyable place as I thought. Here also just another place.
But visit one time to get experience
Written December 10, 2017
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Ica-elisa
Singapore, Singapore21 contributions
Good for beginner
Feb 2017 • Solo
The hiking track was not so difficult, we just need to climb the stairs and we reached the top in only about 20mins? However, if you went there during peak seasons, it would not be so convenient. So many people trying to squeeze in a small box at the top of the mountain was not really a pleasant experience.
Written April 18, 2017
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emananon
Los Altos, California20 contributions
just a hard climb for a view.
Oct 2016
there is not much to see except for the view across the water to the mainland from the mountain top.
Written November 29, 2016
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bcallinv
Chonburi, Thailand241 contributions
Great place to view the city
Jun 2016 • Friends
Was a good hike to the top with some great views of the city. On a hot day bring lots of water and good shoes.
Written June 4, 2016
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AndrewYew
Singapore, Singapore4,182 contributions
Rip off
Apr 2016 • Friends
Why do you have to pay so much money just to climb to a high view point? It is a rip off for tourist. Better to spend your time and money navigating the narrow streets and understand the life and culture on Gulangyu.
Written April 20, 2016
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Javier
Madrid, Spain219 contributions
It's worth a visit
Mar 2016 • Business
When visiting the island, going to the top is a must. The views of the surroundings are just incredible. It's not tiring, it's a doable climbing for any person, there are just some steps at the end, but it's not nothing to worry about. Not a place to go with older people who can't climb lots of stairs
Written March 15, 2016
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Sandy R
Auckland, New Zealand368 contributions
Great views!
Feb 2016 • Couples
This place is called Sunlight Rock and has great views from all over the island and Xiamen. The stairs are very narrow and parts with short treads but it is certainly worth the exercise to go up here. It is a very popular place with all who visit the island. No hawkers here but not too sure if you could by water and wouldn't recommend it during the heat of summer.
Written March 3, 2016
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