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“Typical tourist trap”
Review of Gulangyu Island

Gulangyu Island
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US$73.81*
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Private Xiamen Day Tour to Gulangyu Island...
Ranked #10 of 277 things to do in Xiamen
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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. There are also residents on site so you basically see someone's house lol. Every attractions on the island are charged separately and that can add up to quite an amount (there is a combo tix for 3 fixed attractions). Island is not big but since there's no car allowed, walking can take a toll especially during hot summer so bring your hats & brolly.

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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Reviewed 28 May 2018 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 a few years ago, it's a rip-off to pay 50 rmb for a round trip composed of two 15 min rides on an overcrowded ferry.

2  Thank pp l
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

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 approached by the local guide there (100Yuan) to bring you to the tourist destination. But I skipped it cause I prefer privacy. You have to pay for the entrance fees for most of the places. The seafood there was fresh and not so expensive.

Thank adventurr
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Reviewed 16 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 quiet place of real Gulangyu island.

Thank Zhi L
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