The Gulangyu, Gulang Island or Kulangsu is a pedestrian-only island off the coast of Xiamen, Fujian Province in southeastern China. A UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, the island is about 2 km 2 (0.77 sq mi) in area, and is reached by an 8-minute ferry ride from downtown Xiamen.
Gulangyu is a century-old delicate small island on the southwestern side of Xiamen Island. With splendid natural scenery, colonial styled architectures and numerous interesting museums, Gulangyu Island is unmissable for your Xiamen Tour. Type: Architecture Group, Island, World Heritage Site Best Time: March ~ May and September ~ October
Gulangyu is directly off the southeastern coast of China, and the quaint tourist attraction is part of the bustling city of Xiamen. The island is famous for its natural beauty , colonial style architecture and a myriad of interesting museums.
Official visitor’s guide to Kulangsu (Gulangyu) Welcome to Kulangsu Island (Gulangyu Island), a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Kulangsu is a small tropical island where where cars and bicycles are not allowed, where majestic Banyan trees and coconut palms shade the gardens of 19th-century European mansions in the Amoy Deco architectural ...
Gulangyu is an island just a short ferry ride across from Xiamen. Around 15 minutes ferry ride which was very convenient. Just make sure you book your tickets before the day of departure. And collect it at time of visit. We book ours via a yellow APP called ‘ma feng wo’. Only one ferry terminal is running during our visit due to the pandemic.
Gulangyu (鼓浪屿 Kó͘-lōng-sū in Minnan, Gǔlàngyǔ in Mandarin) is an island in Xiamen, a few minutes by ferry from downtown. It has a population around 17,000 and an area of about 2 km² (500 acres). It was a foreign enclave from the 1840s until the 1930s, and is now both a residential suburb and a major tourist area.
Gulangyu Island is located just southwest of Xiamen City. Visitors can reach it by steamship from Xiamen City in about 5 minutes. This scenic area is renowned for its delicate natural beauty, its ancient relics, and its varied architecture. The island is on China's list of National Scenic Spots and also ranks at the top of the list of the ten ...
Gulangyu Island (or Kalungsu Island in the local Hokkien dialect) remained a treaty port until the Japanese invaded the island in 1942. After World War II, Gulangyu was returned to Mainland China and absorbed into the Xiamen municipality. Today, the island is home to about 20 000 residents.