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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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  • Good day- get your tickets early and get across. No cars, lots of shops and food joints, including cafe bars to shade from the sun. Some hotels too. Plenty of places to see Xiamen from and worth.....  more »
  • Gulangyu is an island just a short ferry ride across from Xiamen. Around 15 minutes ferry ride which was very convenient. Just make sure you book your tickets before the day of departure. And collect....  more »
  • If you only have time to visit one place in Xiamen, this is the place. You will see a lot of old wester style buildings built in 1920s by the wealthy at that time. You can also enjoy local food in...  more »
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  • A lovely tourist spot with breathtaking view and lots of local foods. I suggest to buy the ferry ticket in advance as there are many visitors even on normal days. Hope to be back again soon.
  • One of the most amazing places in Asia
  • Great place to visit or stay. Lots of old buildings to feast your eyes upon. Can try some famous local delicacies or shop for souvenirs too
  • Beautiful view from Xiamen but not too clean.
  • Lovely place. Xiamen has great food. Gulangyu is an island on its own and it's a popular tourist spot now. A lot of souvenir shops, cafes and restaurants. It's gone a bit touristy these days but still fun for a tour! You can spend half a day here!

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