Sunlight Rock is one of the monuments on Gulangyu Island, and can immediately be seen as you approach the island by boat. It the tallest mountain on the island, and one can climb the steps to the top, to have a 360° view of Gulangyu and Xiamen. The setting is beautiful for photos, specifically at sunset.
During weekends and public holidays, it may be a little bit crowded to go to the top, so I would suggest going early, to avoid the traffic.
To get there, you would have to board a ferry at the Xiamen shipping wharf, to Gulangyu. Then you have to walk to the entrance gates of Sunlight rock (no cars on Gulangyu), using a map. The entrance fee is around 100¥.Then climb the steps to the top, and enjoy the beautiful view
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Gulangyu is a small island next to Xiamen. It takes a short ferry ride to get there. The island is small, and the roads are very narrow, therefor there are no cars on the island. One has to explore the island on foot. It has such a rich history and is also recognised as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. The island used to be home to many foreign diplomats, and the architecture on the island has a strong European influence. Most of the historic building have been transformed into hotels or museums.
The trees on the island are also quite fascinating.
There are lots of great Chinese restaurants to eat at, but also Western take out restaurants like MacDonalds. It is easy to find valuable souvenirs, with shops around every scenic corner.
A trip to Gulangyu is a must if you are visiting Xiamen. 2-3 days are enough to see everything, and to relax.
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Take a ferry from Xiamen International Cruise Center for 60rmb. 20 minutes later you’ll be on the island. No cars allowed, really small. Walking for long. Dont go during Chinese New Year (everything is closed). Better in summer. Not much to do but each, walk, take photos and go to the under water world. No golf carts too.
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This island is UNESCO recognized world heritage place with a vast history of different dynasty and culture.
The natural beauty simply mind blowing.
View from the top of sunrock is awesome.
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A short ferry ride from Xiamen City, Gulangyu Island offers a breakaway from city life. It boasts houses and buildings more than 100 years old as well as protected trees even older. There are no cars on the island. All goods are transported around the island by men and women wielding rickshaws through the narrow alleys and streets. Climbing to the highest point on the island offers great views of the houses and buildings below, as well as Xiamen city and the surrounding ports. The island has many cats roaming freely with some friendly enough to be touched. There are a few bathing beaches for those who wish to soak up the sun. #oldtown #xiamen
a very small island in Fujian province China . you require a ferry ⛴ to get in an out of the island. included in the UNESCO as the pedestrian only island. requires a lot of walking. but it’s so much fun and very rich in culture #island #china #gulangyu
The Forbidden City (紫禁城 Zǐjìn chéng) was the residence of the imperial family during the last two Ming and Qing Dynasties. Its name comes from the fact that entry is prohibited for foreigners to the palace and its organization is like a small town. The architecture of the complex is impressive, but most of the valuable items such as paintings and porcelain were brought to Taiwan by Chiang Kai-shek (Jiǎng Jieshi in Mandarin) and displayed in the Taipei museum ((Taibei in Chinese) The Forbidden City is located north of downtown Beijing. It is towards the south and a small artificial hill, Coal Hill, is raised north of the Forbidden City to meet the demands of Chinese geomancy, Fengshui (literally wind and water). The Forbidden City is 960m long and 750m wide. The walls are from 7 to 10m high and the moat is 52m wide. During the occupation by the emperors of the last two dynasties for five centuries, no other building in Beijing could not exceed those of the Forbidden City. The Courtyard is paved with nearly 12 million bricks and the Forbidden City consists of about 9,000 rooms. The Forbidden City is also known as the Old Palace (故宫 Gùgōng) but rather refers to the central part of the Forbidden City without the passage between the Gate of Heavenly Peace (Tiān'ānmén) and the South Gate (Wǔmén). This was the Yongle emperor, who decided to move the capital from Nanjing to Beijing. Construction of the Forbidden City began in 1406 and lasted fourteen years, which is very fast for a building of this size. More than 200,000 craftsmen participated in the construction. Materials came from all over the empire: stone from Beijing, marble from Shanghai, wood from Yunnan and Sichuan provinces and bricks from Shandong. Construction allied to the modern techniques of the time while retaining the aesthetic and symbolic features of tradition. The Forbidden City was more or less cut off from the outside world until 1924 when Puyi, the last emperor, was expelled. The Forbidden City burne
Gulangyu island is definitely a “must visit” place when you travel to Fujian Province! This island has been recognized as one of Fujian Province's most scenic places.
The island is famous for its natural beauty, colonial style architecture and very interesting museums. The island's historic significance as an international port, Gulangyu is a wonderful place to escape from city traffic.
There you can walk along the beach, walk in Shuzhuang Garden, climb to the Sunlight Rock, visit museum and try local food.
How to get there: The Gulangyu Island is located just outside of Xiamen City. It only takes 5-10 minutes by ferry to reach the island from Xiamen City.