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Gulangyu Island

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No.6 Lujiao Road, Siming District, Xiamen 361002, China
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a good place to spend a day away from cars, buses and motorcycles. Cannot recall seeing bicycles either. Only motorized vehicles are buggies to transport tourists.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nick_ng
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a very inexpensive way to spend a day of walking, sightseeing, and eating! The boat ride to and from the island is very inexpensive as well.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Angiesu1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit, make sure you get to the terminal early to buy your ticket. I went when it was low season, but there was still a crowd. Plenty of street food and things to buy and things to see.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JackyAlLee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son who lives in Shenzhen took me to Xiamen and we spent most of a day on Gulangyu. Winding streets, European architecture, churches, street food and a piano museum. Very enjoyable. We took one ferry over and a different ferry to get back to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MaryF1888
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This world heritage, pedestrian only island is located very close to Xiamen city. Well preserved architecture left over from colonial times (1840's onwards). Full of small lane ways, small shops and cafes. Very very popular with local tourists. Suggest to go mid week to avoid...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Peter F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is full of history & culture.It is small enough to walk about for half a day. Foreigners leave from a different Xiamen ferry terminal from locals. Be early & dont miss the ferry as the ticket to GLY is time-specific....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank STAN2010_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We bought ferry tickets for 50 RMB at the large ferry terminal at the west-end of Hubin North Road (to kill the 2 hours we had to wait, we went to the area around Yundang Road for a snack and a walk) Gulangyu is an...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank B0r1s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just an island with beach and many restaurants. Not so excited for us. Ticket for entrance can be bought at ticket counter at "xiagu" ferry terminal. We bought 50 rmb for just only an entrance.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rahmadimd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried to check it out ourselves by walking around the island and found ourselves eating a lot of snacks and street food along the way. Ferry tickets could be bought from both piers either in the city or outside city parts of Xiamen. There...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KeithB17
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This island is a fascinating place for history buffs. Its influenced heavily by Dutch raiders and holds the most former embassies in one location close to each other I've seen yet. It's more of a shoppers place and the prices are higher than the mainland...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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19 August 2018|
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Response from Uwe_HongKong | 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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13 December 2017|
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Response from 369LCT | 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
1 October 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.