Gulangyu Island covers an area of 1.78 square kilometers and stands
opposite to Xiamen City across the sea. It is a quiet pedestrian
only island where you can walk around and enjoy the food and the
old foreign buildings. With beautiful sceneries, Gulangyu Island is
accredited as "garden on the sea", "architecture exhibition of ten
thousand nations", "hometown of music" and "island of piano".
It is quite small and is across from the ferry terminal on Xiamen
Island near Xiamen University. There is a piano museum you can
visit. The whole island is full of natural scenic spots and its
main scenic spots include the Crag of Sunlight, Garden of Beans
(Shuzhuang Huayuan) and Bright Moon Garden (Haoyueyuan).
A good day tour of the area would be to see the sites of Xiamen
University and Hulishan Fortress and then take the short ferry trip
across to the island and enjoy the scenery and have dinner there.