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Gulangyu Island

No.6 Lujiao Road, Siming District, Xiamen 361002, China
+86 138 6019 6750
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One Day Private Walking Tour of Xiamen's Gulangyu Island
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Xiamen Private Day Tour of Gulangyu Island, Shuzhuang Garden, Hulishan Battery...
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Private Day Tour of Relaxed Xiamen City: Amoy Circular Road, Gulangyu Island...
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No.6 Lujiao Road, Siming District, Xiamen 361002, China
+86 138 6019 6750
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This place like Tai Wan is a nice place for relax but too many people and the shop cheat the oversea customer, last time I travel to this land I feel this is a great place but now all around the shop, become a business...More

Thank VL V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite a nice place to walk around and enjoy the architeture We took a buggy (35 yuan) to move around the island faster, and hired a tour guide (60 yuan) to guide us. Weather in June was way too hot, and we could only last...More

Thank WhoppeR2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a semi-rainy day so I think we avoided some of the typical crowds, but the ferry station was still crowded and the least favorite part of the trip. Once on the island, we did the entire loop and tried to see most parts....More

Thank ZacharyLong
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful island. Make sure you have 6 to 8 hours to spend there. A long walk is ahead of you. Locals sell water, fruits. There were few restaurants, hotels where you could also get an afternoon tea. We didn't want to eat there, but tea...More

2  Thank dianavart
Reviewed 19 May 2017

The buildings take on design features from various European countries. The scenery is fantastic almost everywhere in the island, either by the beaches or high up on the mountain looking to the ocean and the Xiamen shoreline. The piano museum is a must-see tourist spot....More

1  Thank Chun-Wai C
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

We went with different Tour Guides to Gulangyu. There are "millions" of people crossing in the ferry and at the island. Many historical buildings on the island but mostly you can only see the outside. Restaurants and gift shops everywhere! It's a commercial tourist location!

1  Thank Peterwk99
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Gulongyu Island is a great place to spend the day - a number of sightseeing areas around the island and things to do. Would recommend going early morning and staying until night (to see the sunset). Weather dependant. On the weekend or holidays many people...More

1  Thank kirkmcdowall
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Foreigners can only purchase ferry tickets via ticketing window, not self-ticketing machine. The whole place is full of stores selling snacks and souvenirs.

1  Thank William C
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Easy to walk around whole island. Last ferry leaves at 5.30 and would avoid leaving trip till afternoon.

Thank Val C
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Originally the Dutch arrived here in the 17th Century but didn't last long and it came to prominence during the Opium War when "westerners" established residences here - it's a quaint old town with many streets of great interest due to the colonial buildings established....More

Thank Aussiebd
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Cindy F
We are planning a trip to China in 2018 and Gulangyu Island is on our itinerary. We spent 8 years living in Xiamen in the early 2000's and look forward to seeing Gulangyu Island again. My question is, can anyone tell me if Pearl World is still doing business there. We would dearly love to see Lina and her family again, and of course, buy pearls.
20 June 2017|
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Response from garrylin | Reviewed this property |
Gulangyu has changed so much! Not sure if the shop you mentioned is still there.
We arrive in Xiamen, on the Majestic Princess cruise ship. How far is the wharf we will be docked at for the day, from the wharf to get the ferry to Gulangyu Island? If it is not within walking distance, how best are we to get there?
29 April 2017|
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Response from daisysgrandma |
Hello we are obviously going to be on the same cruise. I've done a little bit of digging and apparently you can buy tickets online 15 days prior to the date you want. The ferry terminal is now in or next to the... More
I have read here and elsewhere that the lines to buy the ferry tickets on site are crazy. The Xiamen Ferry company lets Chinese tourists buy tickets online, but it seems not to be the case for foreigners, as the payment method and identification system are for Chinese only. If I want to visit is there any way to avoid the lines? (ideally purchase the ticket online before going to Xiamen)
4 April 2017|
Response from JuliaReitor |
Tour agent can be a solution. But as for me, there is no need, just come a bit earlier. Usually you buy ticket for a Ferry that is in an hour and a half later. I went there 3 times (even on Sunday) and every time there were... More