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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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A must excursion

Lovely Gulangyu is a 20 minutes ferry ride from the terminal. Foreigners must present passports for the RMB35 roundtrip fare. No vehicles except eco buggies, the island is a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Poh Chu C
Kuala Lumpur
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Kuala Lumpur
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely Gulangyu is a 20 minutes ferry ride from the terminal. Foreigners must present passports for the RMB35 roundtrip fare. No vehicles except eco buggies, the island is a stroller's dream. Less than 2 square km, the main attraction is the Piano Museum. Seafood products and lots of local souvenirs line the main street of Long Tou Jie. Don't miss... More 

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Penang, Malaysia
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First of all, its Important to get to the correct jetty (Huangu Ferry Marina) to board & purchase you ticket, i was advise by the hotel to go there early as the crowed is not that high. we manage to purchase & get on board with no issue, however when we arrive at the island, basically there will be alot... More 

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Perth, Australia
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I first visited Gulangyu not that many years ago, and this January, when I made a return visit, I was distressed at what it had become. Not that many years back, it was a quaint little island with a small commercial area where you find little cafes, restaurants, 'antiques' shops and art galleries. The businesses were small in scale and... More 

Thank EricPerth_Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For international (non-china) travellers, please purchase the tickets beforehand prior to heading down. It's worthwhile to purchase the Deluxe Boat Ticket as the queue for the normal boat ride was madness. You will be swamped by tour guides once you get off the boat. The island is not that big with many directional signs. You really dont need any help... More 

1 Thank huili_goh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Could spend a day in visiting the island which is full of western style buildings. Don't miss Riguang Mountain (the highest point of the island) and the Zheng Chenggong statue.

Thank Myra L
Xiamen, China
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23 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Too many people , over crowed , should try to select number of people to access to island, hard to enjoy the moment when thousands people around in small tiny toads

Thank 1635016014
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68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was difficult to find out exactly where and how to catch a ferry to Gulangyu. We ended up taking a ferry for 2 yuan to Haicang first. From there there seem to be always ferry tikets available without pre booking, for 30 yuan. Passports are essential for buying ferry tickets. If you hire a tour guide please be mindful... More 

1 Thank IanCanberra
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many tourists visit this island on weekend because of the beautiful view and luxury mansion/building.

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Sydney, Australia
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139 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is regarded as one of Xiamen's "must do" tourist experiences. I went on a very hot day and it must have been one of the busiest days ever for this attraction! The ferry over from Xiamen (Note: you must pre-book your ticket) was packed and the ferry back even more packed with huge queues and pushing and shoving to... More 

Thank shanosV8
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I good place to visit and even stay if you enjoy touristy and historical things. The ferries to and from the mainland are full of tourists and they crowd many spots for photo-taking. Best time to go there is on a weekday when there are less tourists. The island is well-maintained even though the locals do not advise to eat... More 

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