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Visit Gulangyu Island

Things to see and do Gulangyu Island Xiamen Fujian province China

Haoyue Beach. Visit Gulangyu Island.

Gulangyu Island is a stunning spot in southeast China, just a short ferry ride from the city of Xiamen in Fujian Province. With great natural beauty and fascinating colonial architecture, there’s enough here for at least a full day’s exploring.

Colonial building Gulangyu Island Xiamen Fujian province China

One of Gulangyu’s many colonial mansions.

Moreover, a chic, albeit pricy hotel scene means Gulangyu serves as the perfect city escape. For the most part the vibe is relaxed, with no cars and a distinct lack of bars and nightclubs.

Furthermore, most Chinese tourists take the last ferry back to Xiamen. Hence you’ll feel like you’ve got the island all to yourself as the sun sets from one of Gulangyu’s small, secluded beaches. 

Xiamen skyline from Gulangyu Island Fujian province China

Gulangyu Island, China.

 Want to know more about my visit to Gulangyu Island? Have a read of my travel articles on:

Haoyue Park

Lee House

Sweet Mao

and some handpicked choice spots from across the island.

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