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Gulangyu Island

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“piano museum”(81 reviews)
“day trip”(32 reviews)
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No.6 Lujiao Road, Siming District, Xiamen 361002, China
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 10 March 2015

Hello everyone, I travelled to Xiamen/ Gulangyu from 7.3.15 to 9.3.15 and stayed 2 Nights on the Gulangyu Island. Gulangyu Island is relatively interesting because of its colonial history, but getting there is a pain in the *** like someother places in China. I will...More

10  Thank Seanoye
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 4 February 2013

This is a nice island, but it's too commercialised and it's a pity that the rich historical heritage has not been better preserved. I think this place can work as a textbook example of heritage mismanagement. One of the best examples is probably the KFC...More

4  Thank Daniel B
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Reviewed yesterday

We booked a ticket surrounding the island for 158 Yuan. We spent one hour on this slow vessel! Then we walked through well maintained parks along the coastline and turned left into the center of the island - disappointing! Past a large cimetary and through...More

Thank Klaus1234
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Carolkayjoh
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank jeyeong
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank soh_kien_peng
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to walk around and explore. The architecture is superb. Climb to the top of the mountain (temple) to get breathtaking views of Xiamen

Thank Andy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Arrrgo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Thank Dhanattha T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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 !

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Jane P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

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19 August 2018|
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Response from Uwe T | Reviewed this property |
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.
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13 December 2017|
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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
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.