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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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  • Xiamen City were aware from my old district called lang became aware through the God on the journey to the West. In fact, it was only a half-day visit to the city plan to explore the attraction toured the day immersed in. Jolly Jolly girl you got to go slowly and enjoy the better. Especially in the alley you feel Tabitha best!!!
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  • This is a good place to spend a day away from cars, buses and motorcycles. Cannot recall seeing bicycles either. Only motorized vehicles are buggies to transport tourists.  more »
  • The first to hear Gulang Lantau, remember 20 years ago, take Xi ' an back to Shanghai about 24 hours of fire, hard bedroom cabins and a room under the same cubicle to talk about, listen to Arbor said Gulang Lantau very beautiful, at that time thought I do not know when there will be a chance to Gulang Lantau See, not to this trip gold Xiamen 5th Travel, there is this edge! In the tour car to listen to the introduction, learned that Gulang Lantau about two square kilometers, a small number of visitors, safe to see, in addition to the electric car, not a car ride, visitors need to walk to appreciate the scene. After taking the ferry off the boat, along the route with the coastal city of Xiamen, see a rare great octopus landlord, in the front, there is a "Gulang Lantau" in the top of the code, more special, in which the word "Lantau" is different from the general writing method, "mountain, With "non-around and platoon, but up and down the stack, attracting a large number of visitors to take photos in the background!" Go further, there are all kinds of buildings in history because of the opium of war, five trade and other factors, as well as churches, schools and so on. Walk to Shu Garden, guide the host with the Taiwan Bridge Forest Home Garden, and is the blue design, the biggest point is the sea cleverly "hidden" in, to purchase tickets after the visit, it is magical, back on the Sun rock, there is a beach can play water, there are small bridge water, there are tired stone, can sea Haman observation! Climb to the piano museum, Alpine has a history of the famous piano rare, high overlooking the views of the seamount, the exhibition to express the pleasant feelings! Walk down the road, the flower Regiment to the cluster, occasionally see the birds chirping language, looking at, visitors endless stream! Remembering the previous time in the Soviet state, the tour to mention the Jiangnan Garden Lin Mei, may be due to the time and air Qiantang move, now after looking at the larger Forest Park, can only take a long time ago that kind of model of the Garden Forest has been's teeters Chu, but this time, such as Shu, cleverly put the natural scenery into the consistent, showing another layer of the design of the wind, the characteristics of unique, extremely ingenious, can be so-open eyes, beautiful fame, sure enough! Can be used to be ~ hundred years Gulang Lantau Island Lantau Small surface positive map landlord eight claw fish shu Bevan Garden Odd Flower Regiment of the small Bridge water is beautiful two square kilometers to write the mountain and sand beach water game famous piano ancient rare sea Haman observation tidal Gold Xiamen 5th line Car can not be the ocean floor type of the Sun rock back to the river flow people endless hundred years Gulang Lantau began to have a chance to walk to appreciate The history of the ancient miracles of the orbit, the appearance of the bird Finch chirping language is not the night will be, walking to the pier boat away, Xiamen the Sea city and Gulang Lantau, Night scene are very visual, but also a characteristic wind scene, is the year Arbor said, not yet another Gulang Lantau beautiful!
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  • Nice place to stroll about and take in the historical significance of the numerous buildings. I wish some of the buildings are not as commercial and focus more on the history of the place.
  • Picturesque island close to Xiamen in South China. Unfortunately has become quite touristic (mostly Chinese, but also foreigners). The streets out of the shore are calmer, but still full of shops and commerce. Nice views and characteristic architecture of European inspiration.
  • Great architecture and beautiful old lanes that wind throughout the island. Riguanyyan (sunlight rock) offers some fantastic views. The top can get really crowded. If there is time left, I would recommend that you visit Haitangtiangou. There is performances of the Nanyin (Chinese music) and a fun puppet show for kids. Wander off the beaten track and you will find some pleasant surprises.
  • 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.
  • Fantastic island to spend an afternoon
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