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Address: No.6 Lujiao Road, Siming District, Xiamen 361002, China
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Beautiful but so busy

It was a beautiful place to just stroll around,but there are also many attractions, as well! It's a very busy island, super crowded, so be aware of that. Overall, really nice.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Lorraine K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a beautiful place to just stroll around,but there are also many attractions, as well! It's a very busy island, super crowded, so be aware of that. Overall, really nice.

Thank Lorraine K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The best time to visit is at dusk. But it's inconvenient to live on the island and it's too expensive. A lot of street food you can try.

Thank Alisa H
Xiamen, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited Gulangyu a few times whilst living in Xiamen with friends and family. Gulangyu is the sort of place to check out if you're living in Xiamen, or there for a few days and have a day (atleast half a day) spare. Spare shops/markets, a lookout, a beach for those wanting to swim (they bring the sand in).

Thank vl_tbo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You need to purchase a ferry ticket to go to the island. The tour guide told us that it has to be bought earlier as the tickets are usually sold out. There are a lot of old structures that has been restored and enhanced for photo taking session. one of the highlight was the sunrise peak that takes about 1.5... More 

Thank garrylin
Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Special recommendation : Randomly visit a tea house on this island - 園洲茶院, the servant is patient to prepare different tea for trial, you can chat with her to know more about Chinese tea culture. Suggestion: Island is always packed with tourists, if you have time, suggest to stay 1 night to visit island by your own tempo - slow... More 

Thank Viviane T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a amazing experience which I thoroughly enjoyed and I wish I could have stayed there a little bit longer.

Thank Hawkdai007
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tried to visit Gulangyu during CNY, too much rush. All tickets were sold out for consecutive three days. Plans wasted. Will try to visit some other time.

Thank Chandan K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There wasn't too much to do on the island apart from feast on a number of different street food. The atmosphere was what I expected it to be - busy and bustling. A pleasant 10 minute ride on the ferry will provide you with ample photo-taking opportunities, but the queues for the return ferry, particularly during peak hour will get... More 

Thank bnyla
Claremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very hot weather, but worth exploring the pedestrian island that has banned all motor vehicles. Very quaint, very atmospheric.

Thank haohuangpianist
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ferry out is somewhat harrowing, especially for those not accustomed to Chinese crowds and lines. Poet Shu Ting, who is from this little island, complains that its character has been lost with the opening of the tourist industry. That said, the island feels large enough to hold us all, and provides a nice afternoon of wandering across beaches, gardens,... More 

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