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Gulangyu, Xiamen

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Take the ferry from Xiamen City to Gulangyu to appreciate its scenic beaches and architecture influenced by European building styles. Only electric buggies and government-authorized electric cars may drive on the "traffic-free" island, which means that pedestrians get to enjoy clean, unpolluted air. While there, seek out the piano museum, the imposing statue of Koxinga, the Chinese military hero, and the many churches that remain from the island's diverse foreign settlers. Make Gulangyu part of your personalized Xiamen itinerary using our Xiamen sightseeing planner.
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  • First difficulty is trying to get tickets to the island. The ferry terminal is really crowded. Go early so you don't miss the boat! The island itself is full of tourists. Many food options available a...  more »
  • In the rainy day, come to this poem-like island, with other people ascend, appreciate the floor, chasing the scene, looking at the sea, not all the leisure stroll, because there is no vehicle, in addition to the car chase, except for the time when the slow, people also leisurely. Although a lot of people, every famous store is a person, but it is a kind of sparse lazy sense, not too crowded, stroll, although only a day, in fact, in the feeling of insufficient time, consulate in stay here is a good choice. China's 52nd World Heritage, building style and the architectural style of the Japanese governing era, Koron Island is a Chinese and Western cultural blend of the treasures, can be found in the focus of the country, South Asia and European culture of the shadow. The historical architecture of Koron is a combination of the 20 century's early generations of art and decoration art, such as the Tai Lung Tong in Taiwan, the British Museum, the Cishan Old Street and other similar baroque, neo-classical style has built buildings, not a single, almost all the island is this style. And many thanks there are no special, bungalows can retain most of the original style. "Sea Gardens", "National Building Expo", "Piano Island" of the United States called the Humanities, history, culture in a triad of the island, in addition, many points can be observed, and the national hero 鄭 success of the history of the preservation of one of the most complete area, the Sun Rock by him, the Sun Rock is still on the construction of the water console, Shizhaishan gate Guzhi. A large stone statue in the garden, looking up at the Golden Gate, this is a bit funny, it should be he here to look at the mainland, the anti-attack of the mainland is his wish. The island has a large number of precious cliff stone, experienced long wind rain wash, according to the old preserved intact. Daylight rocks can be seen ascending. Formerly the Accord of the Sun Rock and the garden have been dismantled, the sun rock can be bird-eye for four weeks. There are a number of places, such as the piano, the museum, the Piano Museum, the Music Center, the Central Music Academy attached to the Koron School and the University of Koron Island Music School and so on too many related points, it is also difficult to blame for the piano islands. Compared with other cities, the green tree is full of islands, there is no building is a green field. Sunn: The Sea and sky, the whole building beautiful scenery, Lombard bridge around with the sea, often meet with the landscape, is quiet. Built in 1913, the Master Lin, the word Uncle Tibetan, and Sunn. Jiawu War, Taiwan was cut to Japan, the father of the bridge Lin Jialin the family climate to live in Koron Island, the construction of Sunn Garden. Area 2 Vando square meters (including water). After Lin died in Taiwan in 1951, his wife donated Sunn to the city hall. Former public concessions, national offices, Wah Beyo, old houses are now mostly private residences, and few are operating hotels, and they do not accept visitors. Often stay in the alley and Lane, looking for different scenic beauty, suitable for a holiday in this day. There is a special point, the island has no car, no chaotic traffic, there is no vehicle, very suitable for walking. Koron not only forbid cars, but also prohibit cars. The only vehicle that is allowed is a small electric off-road vehicle and an electric government service vehicle. Sandy beach is flat, soft, and there are many water entertainment, holiday visitors such as weave, if you want to clear cool cool, come here. Buy a $50 electric car that will take you to the island and send you to different places and pick you up again and send you back to the exit. Keep your ticket safe every time you want to buy a car.
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  • The pedestrian only island of Gulangyu is understandably the city’s top attraction. Even on a weekday, the ferry over was packed with tourists. With clean beaches, walkways lined with palm trees, and ...  more »
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  • The island was mostly prohibiting vehicles, we only saw small fire engines and garbage collectors running. Gulangyu was a nice place concerning the environment more than economic growth. Many houses were elegantly preserved from the past that was why the UNESCO marked it a World Cultural Heritage Site. Without leaving the buildings dilapidated, some turned into hotels and some into restaurants; these made Gulangyu a very unique and interesting community.
  • Must visit 5 stars place, important things say 3 times: 5 stars, 5 stars, 5 stars!
  • its sad that they banned fossil fuel powered machines but its still ok you can use electric
  • There are a lot of street food shops claim their food is Taiwanese style. However, they are not. You are welcome to Taiwan to experience real “Taiwan”, which is a place of freedom, and you don’t need VPN to use Google, FB, IG, Line...etc
  • The Gulangyu, Gulang Island or Kulangsu is a pedestrian-only island off the coast of Xiamen, Fujian Province in southerneastern China. A UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, the island is about 2 km2 (0.77 sq mi) in area, and is reached by a 5-minute ferry ride from downtown Xiamen. Although only about 20,000 people live on the island, Gulangyu is a major domestic tourist destination, attracting more than 10 million visitors per year, and making it one of China's most visited tourist attractions. Gulangyu not only bans cars, but also bicycles. The only vehicles permitted are small electric buggies and electric government service vehicles. Visitors can reach Gulangyu by ferry from the ferry terminal in Xiamen. Local residents are allowed to use a shorter 5-minute ferry to/from the Lun Du Ferry Terminal. During the day (every 20 minutes, 7:10am–5:50pm), tourists and non-locals must take a 20-minute ferry ride from the Dongdu International Cruise Terminal to either Nei Cuo Ao or Kulangsu Town, which costs 35 yuan. After 6pm, tourists and non-locals can now take a more convenient ferry from Lundu Terminal 2, which drops off at San Qiu Tian Terminal in Kulangsu Town. That service runs all night, and costs 35 yuan between 6pm and midnight (every 20 minutes) and 5 yuan between midnight and 7am (every hour). Gulangyu Island is renowned for its beaches and winding lanes and its varied architecture. The island is on China's list of National Scenic Spots, is classified as a 5A tourist attraction by the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA), and ranks at the top of the list of the ten most-scenic areas in the province.
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