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“Island lack of human touch”
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 281 things to do in Xiamen
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 26 June 2018

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 the staff were very unfriendly too; show us the way but not even informed that building was closed for renovation. Avoid going here in Weekend and their public holiday, it is crowded.

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 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 slot during departure but it’s a free and go for your return trip. Having said this, you can walk around in the island without worry when to catching the ferry time. We didn’t spend much time there but we finished walking on the main old street with snacks and local dishes. There are old buildings left from the past colonial e.g from the British or ex USA embassy building. There is also one underwater world or some museum which required you to buy for entry tickets.
Generally it is worth to go!

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

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 Zhongshan Rd walking street

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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 quite warm as well but our guide set a sensible pace and we did not feel rushed in any way. (I believe she stayed with us over the allotted time.) So thank you very much Aida for a wonderful experience!

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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. 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.

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