_We***56Visiting Sunlight Rock in Gulangyu Island was one of the best experiences, had too much fun and was amazing environment and scenery. The ticket for Sunlight rock is 50¥ per-adult, but there are some offers that you pay about 90¥ per-adult and you visit 4 places with one ticket. Going there, you will be taking a ferry from Xiamen to Gulangyu and you will be walking all around the Gulangyu island. It is super nice and fun walking there.
M47***01Learn a lot of shell knowledge, there are many strange shapes and lovely shells, some crafts are also very beautiful, it is said that there is also anti-aging, very moving. Some other other pavilions are also very good to see, you can experience the undersea world, submarines... Nice view, fun and fun, overall great, good value for money,
林下清风1989You can refer to this route when you go to Gulangyu Island. This route refers to others, not my own. Piano Wharf-Xiamen Underwater World-Wax Museum of World Celebrities-Yuyuan-Gangzaihou Bathing Beach-Gulangyu Concert Hall. You can get a tourist map when you go to the island, which is sold at the pier. The wax museum did not go in, just took a few photos outside.
钱旋勒Haitianyuan structure is located at 38 Fujian Road, Gulangyu Island, which was built in 1921, and was listed as a key historical feature by Xiamen City Government in April 2002. The old villa of Haitianyuan structure after restoration is a model of the combination of Chinese and Western culture.
Kulangsu Travel: Suitable, Umbrella: Not Required, UV Strength: High
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.
We took the ferry over to the island for a 1 nights stay. I really enjoyed walking around exploring the special walking pats and the special architecture. If you have time to spend one night here I think it is well worth it. You can find good restaurants and cute coffee shops all around.
A hot weekend on Gulangyu Island! Decent spot for a walk, but make sure you have sunblock and trainers; it can be gruelling walking up the hilly streets in the sun. Don't expect five star restaurants or hotels. You will have to do with street food and a couple of bottles of water. #summervacation
Gulangyu Island, Xiamen China 🇨🇳
The Gulangyu island, also known as Kulangsu, is a world cultural heritage site. This island concentrates a lot of history in its 2km, popularly referred to a fairytale island.
The three main settlements date from 1900s. Yanzaijiao keeps its ancient authenticity, dating from Qing dynasty, while Lu’erjiao has more European influence. While island has few residents, most inhabitants travel daily. This island is full of shops, inns, restaurants and souvenirs. A sea of people surrounded by water.
For short background, Xiamen and Kulangsu island were the main maritime sino-foreign key location for centuries, with huge development for this island. After WWII, Japanese soldiers occupied Jinmen island, with brought thousands of refugees to Kulangsu. Later, during Pacific war in 1941, Japanese troops occupied the island, restructured several areas, and imposed Japanese culture. Later the island was recovered for Chinese, leaving an amazing mixture of cultures, architecture and this odd environment around.
Bikes and cars are not allowed. Roads are very small and landscape can be very tiring. Although, there is so much to see and admire: architecture, temples, parks, gardens, beaches, shops inside old buildings.
Get there- Take a ferry from Xiamen’s Lun Du terminal.
⛴ Service hours: Everyday, available 24 hours. Takes around 8 minutes to reach the island, and ferry Can get very crowded.
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Xiamen is a cool coastal city in Fujian.
Once a treaty port known to the world as Amoy, it retains much of the architecture from that time. The main attraction is Gulangyu, an island just off the coast which was a foreign concession where Europeans and Chinese who'd made fortunes abroad built comfortable villas.
There is a short ferry crossing to Gulangyu directly from the Xiamen waterfront but it's only available to Xiamen residents. Tourists must go to the cruiseship terminal to take a significantly pricier and longer ferry. This is annoying, but it's still worth visiting the island. Set aside a whole day to walk around the seawall and visit some of the museums in the main town.
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Gulngyu Island,Xiamen. Such a warm place to spend your winter vacation
If you want an escape from the city, this is the perfect day trip (or maybe a night or 2!). No cars are allowed on this European Chinese fusion island. Narrow lanes, beaches, stunning sea and city views. Feels like a totally different part of the world.