China > Gulangyu
Gulangyu is a small island covering only 1.87 square km. The Riguang Rock is
the highest and it is the symbol of Xiamen. Because the holes in the southwestern
reefs hit by the waves make sounds like the drum beating, thus here comes the
name of “Gulangyu” . The coastline is winding on the island. All around in the
thin natural bathing beach of slow sand of slope, the reef of the superb craftsmanship
interesting forms peculiar interest which makes people multifarious in reverie.
Overlapping peaks foil the blue water, white clouds, green trees and bright
flowers. All there render an atmosphere of a fairyland. The island is keeping
a lot of buildings with various Chinese and foreign architectural styles. Thus
the island has a laudatory title “The world Architecture Museum” . The residents
in Gulangyu love music. There are more than 600 pianos in this small island
with 10K population. The density of piano stands on the top in china thus comes
the name of “Island of Pianos” “Musical island” etc. Walking on the island,
you may enjoy the music accompany playing.
Key scenic spots: Riguang Rock, Shuzhuang Garden, Piano Museum,
Bright Moonlight garden, Aquarium, Organ museum, etc.
Arriving way: The visitors can take the special line ferryboat
in the ferry to arrive Gulangyu island. Ferryboat: one shift every 10 minutes
during 7:00—19:00; oneshift every 15 minutes during other hours. Return fare
is RMB8 (oneway charge).
Note: There are a lot of shell shops, dried fruit shops and
other shops. The visitors can also buy traditional featured pie of Gualangyu
of Xiamen at the Longtou road.
Xiamen Botanical Garden
It is located at Wanshi mountain of Xiamen island, also called “ Wanshi Botanical
Garden” . It is AAAA Grade scenic spot with an area of 4.93 square KM. Now the
garden has introduced growing tropical, sub-tropical plants, and special for
Palm area, Cactus world, Flower hall, Pine Cedars area, Giant meadow, Rosebush
garden, Flower garden, Garden of City flower, etc.
Jimei Tan Kah Êåå Memorial park
Jimei is opposite to north Xiamen Island. It is famous as hometown of well-known
patriot overseas Chinese leader Mr. Tan Kah Kee. In Jimei district, there are
Jimei school village, Jiageng park, the Turtle garden, Guilai Tang park, Former
residence of Mr Tan Kah Kee, Mr. Tan Kah Kee memorial, etc.
The Expo Garden
The Expo Garden is built for 6th China international Garden and Flower Expo
.It is located in Jimei Xinlin Bay,besides Mr. Tan kah kee’ s hometown. It is
a resort park with many small islands, gardens, good sceneries and cross-strait
melodies. It covers 10.82 square KMs, among it the land area is 5.55 square
KMs, which is the biggest Expo Garden on water.
There are 4 parts of this area: Haicang Bridge, Bridge museum, Huoshao island,
Xiamen fol' cumstom park.Haicang Bridge is the third biggest suspension bridge
in the world.