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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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  • As part of a Viking Ocean excursion, we visited Gulangyu Island and enjoyed the scenery, Shuzhuang garden, and the piano museum. There is a cultural tradition on the island which also features mansion...  more »
  • Gulangyu Island Island must be lifted into a place for the tasting line. The shop has plenty of food, so you can taste the fully loaded of your mouth and have a good walk all day long. A fascinating architecture The people who are friendly and helpful.
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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.
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