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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 place to go! Just avoid public holidays... too many people and too much noisy. You can take a boat from Xiamen port, it needs just 20 minutes to arrive in that tropical little island! It is not.....  more »
  • This place is reachable with or without tour via ferry. But would recommend a guided tour as there are many historical sites on the island. One full day is recommended.  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.
  • 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
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