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Gulangyu Island

No.6 Lujiao Road, Siming District, Xiamen 361002, China
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ferry ride” (38 reviews)
“piano museum” (81 reviews)
“day trip” (31 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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No.6 Lujiao Road, Siming District, Xiamen 361002, China
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"ferry ride"
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"piano museum"
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"day trip"
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"sunlight rock"
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"buy a ticket"
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"seafood"
in 42 reviews
"european architecture"
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"narrow streets"
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"avoid the crowds"
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"western style"
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"xiamen city"
in 16 reviews
"street food"
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"nice place"
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"walk around"
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"lots of shops"
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"tourist"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you are in Xiamen for leisure, you could not miss this place. It’s an island just a 20mins ferry ride from Xiamen. The 2 ways ferry ticket cost you about RMB35, and the ferry runs every 20 mins. You are required to book the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just imagine getting packed into a boat like sardines, hundreds of people being ushered to and fro the pier into a confined space (where you wait for the boat). What’s on this island is not worth the chaos. I’d rather spend my time at the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group of 9 took Viator's half-day tour. Our wonderful guide Aida booked the tourist ferry and showed us the main sights on this historic island. It was like going back to the 1930's---very charming! There were many tourists on this May Day; it was...More

Thank Jacques P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Getting ferry ticket is a hassle as there is limited seats per ferry. On weekends, tickets get sold out fast. Next you have to contend with hordes of local tourist to board the ferry. Island is really just a park with old colonial style buildings....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This island has a lot of religious history represented by the many churches found here! The ferry ride is very scenic while crossing the water between Xiamen and Gulangyu. This is a fun activity with or without family or a group of friends!

Thank Donna C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If u have been to western countries, there is nothing special about the buildings there. I also hate the way the management makes money from tourists there. Compared with the fact that i just needed to pay a few rmb to get to the island...More

1  Thank pp l
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a tourist island I can say. Do not suprise that at the Ferry Terminal you can see a lot of local tourist therefore please come early to buy the ticket. Came at 10am and we only can get the 1210pm ferry. You will be...More

Thank adventurr
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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

It’s AAAAA certificate sightseeing place of National Tourism Bureau, you can walk to the tourist crowd sightseeing place likes Sunlight Rock and Shuzhuan Parker, but I suggest you walking in the small streets and see the historic villas if you’re free, you can get the...More

Thank Zhi L
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

We visited Gulangyu Island during the Chinese New Year which is a very busy time for tourists. The queues at the ferry terminal were massive but somehow once we got onto the island we found some lovely peaceful spots to sit down and enjoy the...More

1  Thank Donal F
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Tourists must go to the ferry port 5Km distanced from Zhongshan street. Get the ferry ticket in busy season is virtually impossible. Local people doing business with the ticket. The island offers lots of historical sites to see but the number of tourists spoils everything....More

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Stephen L
13 December 2017|
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Response from Lilly T | 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
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Genevieve Y
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.
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Shikin2585
29 September 2017|
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Response from Peterwk99 | Reviewed this property |
We did not look for Halal while we were there. There are all kinds of restaurant there and I am sure Halal food is being served. Any of the lanzhou noodle places follow halal food standards and they are all over China!
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