We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: No.6 Lujiao Road, Siming District, Xiamen 361002, China
Name/address in local language
Phone Number: 13860196750
Website
Today
00:00 - 00:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 00:00 - 00:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 5,112 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 215
    Excellent
  • 228
    Very good
  • 148
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Best way to spend a layover in Xiamen!

My partner and I had a full day layover in Xiamen and ended up going to Gulangyu island. It was beautiful! Everyone was so welcoming and we had a wonderful time checking out the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
maetray
,
Nelson, Canada
Add Photo Write a Review

5,112 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 647: English reviews
Nelson, Canada
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My partner and I had a full day layover in Xiamen and ended up going to Gulangyu island. It was beautiful! Everyone was so welcoming and we had a wonderful time checking out the shops and eateries.

Helpful?
Thank maetray
Province of Cordoba, Argentina
Level Contributor
23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Gulangyu is a pretty little island of Xiamen that does have some wonderful architecture and its own character. The lack of cars makes for easy walking and the shops were certainly very cute. However I feel it is somewhere best visited on a clear day (which are sadly far and few between) so as to fully appreciate the views that... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank AutumnP98
Ipoh, Malaysia
Level Contributor
33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Gulangyu is tranquil n traffic-free.A safe place to walk about and relish the local cuisines and street food.Seafood is cheap and fresh.Had lunch n dinner at 2 restuarants and found the cooking different frm Zhenzhen .The attractions are easily located.our biggest mistake was going on a Sunday.the island is literally overcrowded.pushing your way thru the crowd was challenging n the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank AdiehardFoodlover
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice place to visit: loads of colonial style buildings and cute shops. It's worth the visit as there is a lot of history here too. Do make sure you book your boat tickets in time.

Helpful?
1 Thank Karen B
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Level Contributor
65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Old world European architecture and narrow stoned paved streets. No cars. Absolutely a beautiful place. Take your camera and walking shoes. Spend the day in a lazy way. The ferry ride out is a cattle call and don't worry too much about getting a seat with a view. It won't be worth the struggle. Also, stay away from the back... More 

Helpful?
Thank WayneGShanghai
Macao, Portugal
Level Contributor
12 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dreamy stroll gulangyu island, the first impression is really with the modern version of the five fishing or capri, scenery is so beautiful. Four spring-like, no noise of chariots and horses. And human landscape, hill, Europe type style of historic buildings of the republic of China, zheng chenggong memorial hall, and everywhere can smell the rising and falling of the... More 

Helpful?
Thank 531759969
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gulangyu Island is a small island near Xiamen. It is a place where visitors gather. Almost every people who trip to Xiamen will go to this island to play. Because Gulangyu is a island, so we need to go to Gulangyu by boat. When we arrived Gulangyu, we found the hotel first. Because we want to live a day in... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kerwin C
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In fact, attractions are not very special, visiting a half-day, eight in the morning on the island at two in the afternoon to return to the mountain. Because the characteristics of the island snack shop did not how to patronize, eat a milk cake ha ha. The most important thing is the postcard covered medals and then sent out ~... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Kary N
Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
124 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Totally worth visiting. A really fascinating place. The best colonial town I've been to. It must have been an incredible place to live in it's day!

Helpful?
1 Thank engrob84
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice views; good energy; very well organized; clean and amazing weather! Recommend to go to the rock in the middle of the island.. U will have such a nice view from there! Little disappointed regarding the sea world; i payed 90RMB abd few things to see; also the area is not clean.. Spite of this everything was amazing!!!

Helpful?
Thank Anita A

Travellers who viewed Gulangyu Island also viewed

 

Been to Gulangyu Island? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Gulangyu Island and other visitors
6 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from Gulangyu Island staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?