Gulangyu covers an area of 1.87 square kilometers, and has famous tourist attractions like Sunlight Rock, Shuzhuang Garden and Harmonium Museum. Here you may stroll to a quiet lane, or take a sunbath on the beach; there are Chinese and western architectures of various features, and natural scenery that will make poets and literary men want to compose poems and prose. What's more, there are authentic traditional snacks of Xiamen style for you to taste and artistic novelty boutiques for you to visit.
Address: Southwest corner of Xiamen Island
Tel: 0592- 2068251
1. The real-name system has been adopted. Local residents and tourists go to Gulangyu separately:
① Local residents: Ferry Pier (Hall 1) ←→ Piano Pier
The First Pier / Haicang Songyu Pier ←→ Neicuo'ao Pier
Round-trip fare: RMB 8 Yuan;
A. In the daytime (7:10- 17:30)
Dongdu Cruise Pier ←→ Sanqiutian Pier / Neicuo'ao Pier: ferries depart every 20 minutes. The round- trip fare to Sanqiutian Pier is RMB 35 Yuan, and the round- trip fare to Neicuo'ao Pier is RMB 35 Yuan (for ordinary ferry) or RMB 50 Yuan (for luxury ferry).
B. At the nighttime (17:50- 6:30):
Ferry Pier (Hall 2) ←→ Sanqiutian Pier
There is only one round- trip route at Haicang Songyu Pier:
Haicang Songyu Pier ←→ Neicuo'ao Pier: ferries depart at half
past each hour and ten to each hour, with the first ferry at 7:30 and the last ferry at 17:50 (in winter) or 18:50 (in summer). The
round- trip fare is RMB 30 Yuan.
2. Every ferry ticket is a round- trip ticket, and will remain effective for 20 days (time of ferry is unrestricted).
Between 15:00 and 18:30, it is the rush hour for departing Gulangyu. There might be long lines for ticket checking and
long waiting time for the ferry. Passengers are advised to make proper travel plan in advance.
3. How to buy ferry tickets:
① At the official website or WeChat account: tourists can book ferry tickets at the only official website (http://www.xmferry. com) and WeChat account (Xiamen Ferry Co., Ltd.) 15 days in advance, and then go to the corresponding pier on time and
swipe the identification card to pass the ticket gate.
② At piers: tourists can also temporarily go to piers to buy the ferry ticket of that day. For tour groups, it is advisable to book ferry tickets at the website in advance, in case there might be no ferry tickets left when tourists arrive at piers.