Xiamen Gulangyu Island
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Tour Overview

Do you believe that Spring is all year round in a city? Located at the southeastern tip of Fujian Province, it is one of the major cities in southern Fujian. All seasons are like spring, you won’t feel cold even in winter, surrounded by sea water, and thousands of egrets live here. This private guided tour is about sightseeing and leisure. The guide and driver will escort you to visit the two highlight sites in downtown area: South Putuo Temple and Hulishan Fortress. In the afternoon you will enjoy the relaxing time on the scenic Gulangyu Island. Take this One Day Xiamen City Sightseeing and Gulangyu Island Tour to give yourself a whole relax!

Highlights of this tour:

*In-depth exploration to find the hidden culture and stories of Fujian Tulou which reputed as the“Architectural Treasure in the World” and “Oriental Old Castle”
*Explore Hulishan Fortress to compare European and Chinese architectural styles from the Ming and Qing Dynasties
*Enjoy a leisure walk in the charming Gulangyu Island
*With private driver and English guide, as well as our 10+ years experience, you will love your tour and completely feel the magic of this wonderland.

AM: At 08:30, our guide and driver will greet you in your hotel lobby. In the morning we will explore the downtown area. The first destination would be South Putuo Temple. The temple was originally built in the Tang Dynasty (618-907) and got its first name “Sizhou Temple”. In the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) it was abandoned. In the following Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) the temple was rebuilt and it was preserved till today. Next we will visit Hulishan Fortress. The fortress was built in late 19th century when China was threatened by foreign invaders.

Noon: Lunch on your own.

South Putuo Temple in Xiamen
South Putuo Temple

PM: We will move to visit Gulangyu Island which stands opposite Hulishan Fortress in the west. After a 20 minutes ferry, you will set foot on the island and then enjoy your relaxing time. You will visit the largest old villa on the island at Hi Heaven, where you can also enjoy ancient South music performances and traditional puppet shows. Shuzhuang Garden will open up a surprising sea view in front of you as you walk amongst its deliberately designed layout with lush plants, corridors, and rock formations. An amazing collection of rare old pianos inside the Piano Museum will walk you through the rough development history of the piano.

When the One Day Xiamen City Sightseeing and Gulangyu Island Tour ends, you will be escorted back to your hotel in the Xiamen downtown area.

Shuzhuang Garden in Xiamen
Shuzhuang Garden

Price includes

  • Air-conditioned car and licensed driver
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fee

Price excludes

  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (recommended)
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