Gulangyu IslandCurrently Open
- Address: No.6 Lujiao Road, Siming District, Xiamen361002, China
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: 35 CNY
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Beach, Island, Garden, View Point, Statue, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Architecture
Gulangyu Island - Review
Guolangyu island is listed as one of the ten most scenic places in the province, and fittingly so. The island is known for its beautiful beaches and its varied architecture, After China lost the First Opium War, the British made predominant changes in the administration of the island. That is why the Victorian style architecture on the island.
Highlights and must sees include:
- The piano museum.
- Hai-toe Se-kai Marine world
- A subtropical garden
- The Beaches
- The statue of Koxinga
- The Amoy Museum
- The Victorian architecture
Gulangyu Island Information
- No vehicles but the electric buggies allowed. It is a pedestrian island.
Gulangyu Island Ticket Prices
- Sunglight Rock: CNY60
- Shuzhuang Garden: CNY30
- Bright Moon Garden: CNY15
- Organ Museum: CNY20
- International Lettering Art Gallery: CNY10
How To reach Gulangyu Island by Public Transport
- Hourly ferries (RMB 35/person) from Amoy coast.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Gulangyu Island
95% of people who visit Xiamen include Gulangyu Island in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
48.62% of people start their Gulangyu Island visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Gulangyu Island
94.23% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Gulangyu Island
Gulangyu Island Trips
Gulangyu Island, Xiamen Reviews
THIS WAS AN ISLAND USED AND BUILT BY EUROPEANS, BUT THE CHINESE DOES NOT SAY IT, TAKING THE PROFITS. THE BUILDINGS DATED 1850 ARE VERY BEAUTIFUL, THOSE RECENT CHINESE ONES ARE UGLY. WITHOUT CARS, WE CAN HAVE HAPPY HOURS WALKING INTO MAGNIFICENT TREES AND SMALL ROMANTIC STREETS. IT WAS BETTER IN 1880, SEE PICS. (JB 1841)
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.
Well... If you are visiting Xiamen and you don't take out a day for this island, then you have really missed out on something. It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to. So it takes a ferry ride to get you there which can cost you up to RMB50 to RMB 308 depending upon the kind of ferry you take there are several options like those which take you around the island are more expensive. We went at around 12 pm and bought 50rmb tickets for 130 pm ferry... There are ferries every 20min so don't worry.. some people say that you need to book the tickets in advance but I don't think that is a problem or maybe we were very lucky...we went on a Saturday when many people are there and still got the tickets over the counter. After reaching the island, you should definitely take the electric cart for RMB 50 which will take you around the island and drop you to different parts and also pick you up again and drop you back to the exit. Keep your tickets safe to show every time you want to take the cart. The island is so big that even one day is not enough to see it all... We saw the museum which had piano museum and 12 caves in it. And also there is motor boat rides in the beach, which I think was very expensive (RMB150 for Scooter and RMB 300 for the boat) only thing I feel is that asking for tickets everywhere is very expensive. One tickets to island and one to the cart is what we should be charged. The place is full of greenry and is so beautiful.. we enjoyed a lot and luckily it rained the day we went so it was not too hot. Piano museum is also worth a visit. Later on we went to the under water fish aquarium which has a lot of different kinds of fish and is a place you can spend some of your time. But again you have to spend RMB 90 for the ticket. There are a lot of souvenir shops, some restaurant and also a hotel within this island. But yes everything is expensive and food.is not vegetarian friendly so pack something for yourself and take with you.
Great Environment and View, many historical building and equipment in the Area and Also lots of food stall
Must visit 5 stars place, important things say 3 times: 5 stars, 5 stars, 5 stars!