Gulangyu Island

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Xiamen, China

Gulangyu Island Xiamen Reviews

JerryK JerryK
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A bit overrated Mar 12, 2011
The Island was packed with tourists. Well, it's normal for attractions in China to be like this. Getting to the island can be a pain on weekends. The only way to get to Gulangyu Island is by boat and the boat is often jammed packed with people. If you're taking a baby along with you, be prepared to deal with the crowd!

The beaches on the island are quite dirty. The best place on the Island is on the top of the mountain where you would get a clear view of the entire island and the coast line of Xiamen.
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China Island -- Gulangyu Island Dec 24, 2009
Gulangyu Xiamen Island is located in southwest corner, with Xiamen across the sea, and Xiamen Island, separated by only a 600 meters wide Lujiang, ferry up to 5 minutes. An area of 1.87 square kilometers, more than 20000, for the Xiamen municipal districts.

Gulangyu formerly known as round sand, Yuen Chau Tsai, due to West-South Sea there are sea caves affected by the shock waves, sound such as the ominous, Ya Ming into this one. Due to historical reasons, the Chinese and foreign styles of the buildings here have been good to collect, retain, there are "10000 State Building Expo," said. The island is fertile ground for music, talent, the piano has the highest density in the nation, but also have good reputation "Piano Island", "music of the town."On the island a pleasant climate year-round spring, no madding crowd, lies, there are fine spring, known as "Sea Garden" reputation.

Gulangyu is an oasis of tranquility just minutes away from buzzing Xiamen, one of China's original Special Economic Zones. In spite of its charms, it remains relatively unknown.Covered in green all the year round, Gulangyu Island is charming, elegant, secluded and serene. A great variety of villas stand shrouded by lush wood resembling numerous jadeites embellished upon a piece of verdant silk brocade. It is renowned for delicate natural beauty, ancient relics, and varied architecture.

The best and almost the only way to get around here is on foot, unless you want to try electir-powered tour vehicles. The paved, 4km ring road offers spectacular view of the beaches on one side and Western-style bungalows with their flowers, pavillions and terraces on the other. However, if you'r feeling more adventurous, plunge into the narrow streets that crisscross the island. maps are available, but not really necessary as the island is so small that it's difficult to become truly lost.

Gulangyu, also known as Garden on the Sea, just simply because numerous different sized beautiful gardens scattering all over it. The most famous one would be the Shuzhuang Garden at the south end whic is designed to exist in harmony with the rolling topography. Sunlight Rock (Riguang-yan)is the highest point that can give you a cool respite from summertime heat

The main tourist attractions are Sunlight Rock, Shu Zhuang Garden, Haoyue Park, Yu Garden, Circle Road, Gulang stone, museums, Zheng Chenggong Memorial Hall, undersea world and natural bathing beach and so on, financial history, humanities and the natural landscape in one for the country level scenic spots, Fujian "Top Ten" scenic area of the first in the country, one of 35 famous scenic spots. With the Xiamen Special Economic Zone of the take-off, Gulangyu supporting a variety of tourist services and facilities is improving daily, to become a tourist, holiday, travel, shopping, leisure and entertainment as an integrated whole island scenery and cultural tourism.
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dieforu says:
looks great place!!
Posted on: Dec 26, 2009

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