Saturday, December 3, 2011

Gulangyu Island, Xiamen China 2011 (鼓浪屿)


I would like to continue sharing the pictures taken during my trip to Xiamen China recently. There are not many places to visit in Xiamen, when i asked the local people where to visit, they told me only Gulangyu Island..The only transport to this island is by ferry, about 5 minutes from Xiamen city center.Gulangyu Island is renowned for its beaches and winding lanes and its varied architecture.



Gulangyu Island, Xiamen China 2011 (鼓浪屿)


We engaged this lady as our tour guide. She just approached us at the ferry counter and she requested a very minimum fee..There are many peoples similar like her to earn little money as tour guide..

Gulangyu Island, Xiamen China 2011 (鼓浪屿)


Let me share with you the Colonial architecture on Gulangyu island..

Gulangyu Island, Xiamen China 2011 (鼓浪屿)

Gulangyu Island, Xiamen China 2011 (鼓浪屿)



Gulangyu Island, Xiamen China 2011 (鼓浪屿)


Gulangyu Island, Xiamen China 2011 (鼓浪屿)


Gulangyu Island, Xiamen China 2011 (鼓浪屿)


Gulangyu Island, Xiamen China 2011 (鼓浪屿)


Gulangyu Island, Xiamen China 2011 (鼓浪屿)


Gulangyu Island, Xiamen China 2011 (鼓浪屿)


Gulangyu Island, Xiamen China 2011 (鼓浪屿)


Gulangyu Island, Xiamen China 2011 (鼓浪屿)


Gulangyu Island, Xiamen China 2011 (鼓浪屿)


Gulangyu Island, Xiamen China 2011 (鼓浪屿)


Gulangyu Island, Xiamen China 2011 (鼓浪屿)


Gulangyu Island, Xiamen China 2011 (鼓浪屿)


Gulangyu Island, Xiamen China 2011 (鼓浪屿)

Gulangyu island is a car free island, this is the only transport to carry goods..

Gulangyu Island, Xiamen China 2011 (鼓浪屿)


This is the beach, don't think one can enjoy at this beach in view of so many tourists..

Gulangyu Island, Xiamen China 2011 (鼓浪屿)


Gulangyu Island, Xiamen China 2011 (鼓浪屿)


I tried this local famous snack 金包银 , a steamed bun with full of mushrooms filling, quite good!

Gulangyu Island, Xiamen China 2011 (鼓浪屿)


Gulangyu Island, Xiamen China 2011 (鼓浪屿)


going back to Xiamen city by ferry

Gulangyu Island, Xiamen China 2011 (鼓浪屿)


Gulangyu Island, Xiamen China 2011 (鼓浪屿)

27 comments:

Li Shuan said...

Sonia, thanks for sharing the photos. That refreshed my memory in the island. I remembered the tourguide kept pushing us to the tea tasting place and wanted us to buy some. I got no choice but to tell her that I'm allegy to any kind of tea leaves. Haha!

Small Kucing said...

the bun looks a bit like our Chai Kueh.

Padhu said...

Nice pictures and that steamed bun looks so tempting!

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures from your trip!

Bo said...

Beautiful photos...Thanks for sharing your trip.

Jeannie said...

A small interesting town, lovely architecture:)

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...

天气好像很热哦,哈哈:P

anne said...

Lovely photos , Sonia ;) The colonial building's really nice !

Min said...

Car-free island? Sounds unique, hehe. Thanks for sharing these photos...hope I can be there one day!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Your photos are fantastic, thanks so much for sharing this. Diane

Biren @ Roti n Rice said...

The island does look very different from a typical Chinese city. Thanks for sharing pictures from your trip.

Mary said...

This looks like a fascinating place to visit and so different from many other Chinese cities! That bun filled with mushrooms looks awesome. Have a great day!

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Thank you for taking us along to your trip. Nice snacks. I can eat at least 3!

Lrong said...

Hi from Japan... like the idea of the car free island... and the bun looks very tempting...

Sherleen.T said...

thanks for sharing because never know of this island before...get to know a new place at here...:)

Ah Tze said...

Car free island, the air there must be very clean. Thanks for sharing the photos.

Dumpling Love said...

Thanks for sharing the photos! It looks like a simple quaint place to be in. That snack looks SO yum!

Dmarie said...

oh, my, that does look good! thanks so much for sharing your adventure!!

Executiva de Panela said...

Hello Sonia! Very interesting photos! Hugs, Paula

Pushpa said...

Such a beautiful place,thanks for sharing.

Somewhere in Singapore said...

A nice place to visit...

E @ Act Fast Chef said...

Beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing!

Joceline Lor said...

感觉天气很热。。很热。。眼睛好像不能开了。哈哈哈~

Christy said...

Nice trip, and lovely photos!:)

lena said...

quite funny to see so many people standing on the beach as if they are watching an event going on..ha!

Eileen@Hundred Eighty Degrees said...

Those金包银s Looks like 水晶包s...

Amy Russell said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures from your trip!

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