We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All reviews ferry ride piano museum day trip sunlight rock buy a ticket international cruise terminal seafood european architecture avoid the crowds narrow streets western style xiamen city walk around street food visit xiamen nice place shops selling
Although for you to get there takes effort it’s worth it. We took a taxi as we were staying a little far and was reasonable but getting the tickets I head out to there was the problem ( got sold out quickly despite was on...More
We arrived at the island in the evening. We headed to the hotel right away, but it was hard to find it because the streets were very complicated. After we unpack our belongings in the hotel, we went to the night market to eat dinner....More
I took a bullet speed train from Shantou to Xiamen on 30 Sep 2018. The first thing I did was to go to the ferry terminal to purchase a ferry ticket to Gulangyu. I was worried that I could not get a ferry ticket as...More
We visited as part of a tour group. The crowds were incredible to say the least! From the initial Lineup queues, ferry ride and majority of our walking tour we bobbed & weaved. Despite this, I enjoyed the history importance of island and the views...More
It’s only worth a visit if you have a spare day to spend. It gets very crowded during the weekends , I do recommended that you book a ticket in advance or else all the tickets for tourists will be sold out.
We took the ferry really nice boat then walk around the ireland. better to avoid saturday and sunday, too crowded. When you came back from the ireland (different ferry terminal), near by you have many street food restaurants. great moment !
If you plan to visit Xiamen, Gulangyu is a Must Visit destination. They changed the ferry port now and also, if you are foreigners, you must bring your passport to purchase the ferry ticket. No cars allowed in this beautiful piano island. Worth to pay...More
Went to this unique place in a gloomy morning and thus managed to get the last minute ferry tickets. Regardless of the drizzling morning, there were many visitors visiting the island too. We took about ten minutes to reach the island. Soon we saw the...More
The last time I visited was in about 1992 and things are so different now. Xiamen has become a modern city with population more than 4M. We took the ferry from the International Cruise Center. The return ferry changes after 5 p.m. and is much...More
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.
Response from 879lillyt | 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
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 me. I tried again by myself on a Monday and booked one night stay for Tuesday. Second, there are many windows and foreigners must go to the allocated windows because it is a higher fare (even Chinese citizens who do not have a Xiamen ID pay a higher fare), however it is not immediately obvious which one is for foreigner so find a security person, show them your passport and they will direct you to the right window. In general, local people are very nice. Third, be sure to take as early of ferry to the island as possible. I got there for the 3 pm ferry on a Monday and it was still a long queue to board and standing room only but better than weekends when we had to fight to even get into the terminal. Leaving the island, take the ferry before 11 ish or so. Travel very light, there is no place for luggage on the ferry, not enough seats, and people push, run, shove, cut, etc. Just stay put, look ahead, and don't give an inch. Don't get upset, this is the way it is, Chinese have had to fight for everything they have and therefore, it is normal and people don't mean to be rude. Lastly, forget the low roads by the boulevard, it is very commercial, same foods, products, etc. Take the high roads up and be sure to visit the Piano Museum at the very top of Gulangyu.
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.