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Gulangyu Island

No.6 Lujiao Road, Siming District, Xiamen 361002, China
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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“ferry ride” (39 reviews)
“piano museum” (80 reviews)
“day trip” (31 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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No.6 Lujiao Road, Siming District, Xiamen 361002, China
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"ferry ride"
in 39 reviews
"piano museum"
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"day trip"
in 31 reviews
"sunlight rock"
in 36 reviews
"buy a ticket"
in 10 reviews
"seafood"
in 43 reviews
"european architecture"
in 12 reviews
"avoid the crowds"
in 10 reviews
"narrow streets"
in 12 reviews
"western style"
in 12 reviews
"xiamen city"
in 16 reviews
"street food"
in 21 reviews
"public holiday"
in 9 reviews
"nice place"
in 20 reviews
"walk around"
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"lots of shops"
in 10 reviews
"tourist"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There is not many attractions in Xiamen. Therefore, spending a day-trip on Gulangyu Island is a must if you are travelling to Xiamen. Remember to get on the island by 10:00 in the morning to avoid the crowd. Admission fees are required for all attractions/museums,...More

Thank Alvin M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were taken to Gulangyu Island with local friends, it has so much to see and shops as well. Definitely worth the visit. The queue at the end of the day for the ferry was a bit worrying while waiting on the wharf at the...More

1  Thank bronwynjp
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty ironic that a place called "piano island" has almost no pianos anywhere. I was imaging I could play pianos all around the island! I spotted one inside a hotel at the top of one hill but as soon as I sat down to play...More

Thank AbeRant
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

an island with no cars, lots of things to eat and see quite a picturesque place... I went in summer, so be prepared for the crowds.. but generally I love the place.. would have loved to stay a night there..

2  Thank bytesingapore
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An Island with some attractions places like museum, old streets, western style buildings however I was impress by the Battery Car Centre staffs attitude were bad, yelled to me as they tired to answering similar questions from tourist, On our way searching the Organ Museum...More

Thank MW-my
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank Amazingland
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank NoTimeIsRightTime
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

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 30 May 2018

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

3  Thank TypicalSgporean
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 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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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
30 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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