Ex­pe­ri­ence Ku­lang­su: In­tro­duc­ing Four Cul­tur­al Her­itage Routes (in­clud­ing a de­tailed road map)

Experience Kulangsu: Introducing Four Cultural Heritage Routes (including a detailed road map)

In Ku­lang­su, we are one step at a time,
Walk­ing around, I trav­eled around the world.
(Wu Yin­lan)

Four cul­tur­al her­itage routes
Un­veil­ing the Beau­ty of Ku­lang­su

Experience Kulangsu: Introducing Four Cultural Heritage Routes (including a detailed road map)

You stood on the sun rock,
Wel­come to the first sun­shine on the Wu Laofeng in the morn­ing.
You have strolled through the Xinzhuang Gar­den.
Ad­mire the ex­quis­ite and mag­nif­i­cent ori­en­tal gar­dens.
Rum­ble sum­mer wave di­vid­ing line

The beau­ty of Ku­lang­su

The is­land of Ku­lang­su is the home to im­pres­sive 51 his­tor­i­cal build­ings and gar­dens, 4 his­tor­i­cal roads, 7 rep­re­sen­ta­tive nat­ur­al land­scapes, and 2 rep­re­sen­ta­tive cul­tur­al relics.

To­geth­er with the ex­ist­ing 900 his­tor­i­cal build­ings on the is­land, these mon­u­men­tal ob­jects rep­re­sent the ex­quis­ite nat­ur­al beau­ty of Ku­lang­su Is­land and its rich his­tor­i­cal her­itage.

Ex­clu­sive rec­om­men­da­tion! Choose one of these spe­cial four routes to tru­ly ex­pe­ri­ence the Ku­lang­su cul­tur­al her­itage.

Experience Kulangsu: Introducing Four Cultural Heritage Routes (including a detailed road map)

The Ar­chi­tec­tur­al Her­itage

Ku­lang­su has pre­served sam­ples of var­i­ous ar­chi­tec­tur­al styles, both do­mes­tic and in­ter­na­tion­al, thus earn­ing the flat­ter­ing rep­u­ta­tion of “Wan­guo Ar­chi­tec­ture Ex­po”. The 13 ob­jects list­ed as na­tion­al key cul­tur­al relics pro­tec­tion units rep­re­sent an im­por­tant seg­ment of the his­to­ry and de­vel­op­ment of mod­ern Ku­lang­su.

Experience Kulangsu: Introducing Four Cultural Heritage Routes (including a detailed road map)

Experience Kulangsu: Introducing Four Cultural Heritage Routes (including a detailed road map)

Hos­pi­tal­i­ty and Ver­sa­til­i­ty

The un­lim­it­ed tol­er­ance and open­ness of Ku­lang­su joined the peo­ple and cul­tures from all over the world. Back in 1842, a mis­sion­ary, Yah­weh, en­tered the Xi­a­men port on a British fleet and board­ed Ku­lang­su, bring­ing West­ern cul­ture and in­tro­duc­ing the spir­it of ver­sa­til­i­ty.

The “Three One Hall” lo­cat­ed on Ku­lang­su Is­land is a church which has a rather spe­cial sto­ry. More than 70 years ago, in their ef­forts to fa­cil­i­tate the wor­ship of be­liev­ers in Xi­a­men Chi­nese Chris­t­ian New Street Hall, Zhushutang and Xi­a­gang­tang, the rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the three church­es joint­ly es­tab­lished a church on Ku­lang­su Is­land and named it “Sany­i­tang”.

 Experience Kulangsu: Introducing Four Cultural Heritage Routes (including a detailed road map)

Experience Kulangsu: Introducing Four Cultural Heritage Routes (including a detailed road map)

Ku­lang­su’s Mu­sic: The Sound of Waves and Rich Pi­ano His­to­ry

Em­bark on a mu­si­cal jour­ney and learn all about the his­to­ry of the “Pi­ano Is­land”.

Ku­lang­su Is­land is wide­ly known as the “Pi­ano Is­land”, and it has earned that glo­ri­ous ti­tle a long time ago. It is ac­tu­al­ly the very first place in Chi­na to have pi­anos and es­tab­lish a con­nec­tion with West­ern mu­sic. In fact, West­ern mis­sion­ar­ies built church­es on this is­land in or­der to cul­ti­vate a fer­tile soil for the pop­u­lar­iza­tion of West­ern mu­sic, which had been a mys­tery to Chi­na up to that point. Ku­lang­su is tru­ly the is­land of mu­sic – home to many ex­cel­lent, in­no­v­a­tive mu­si­cians who def­i­nite­ly have a lot to of­fer.

Experience Kulangsu: Introducing Four Cultural Heritage Routes (including a detailed road map)

Experience Kulangsu: Introducing Four Cultural Heritage Routes (including a detailed road map)

If on­ly these cen­turies-old relics on Ku­lang­su Is­land could speak…

The in­evitable, ag­gres­sive process of ag­ing has left its mark on many his­tor­i­cal build­ings of great val­ue. Thank­ful­ly, due to the in­vest­ment in restora­tion and im­prove­ment of these his­tor­i­cal ob­jects, many cul­tur­al el­e­ments of great his­tor­i­cal and tra­di­tion­al val­ue to Ku­lang­su have been pre­served.

Experience Kulangsu: Introducing Four Cultural Heritage Routes (including a detailed road map)

Experience Kulangsu: Introducing Four Cultural Heritage Routes (including a detailed road map)

These cen­turies-old relics keep the spir­it of an­cient times alive.

Experience Kulangsu: Introducing Four Cultural Heritage Routes (including a detailed road map)

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Wit­ness the beau­ty of 53 breath­tak­ing cul­tur­al her­itage sites.
Source: Ku­lang­su Man­age­ment Com­mit­tee

Experience Kulangsu: Introducing Four Cultural Heritage Routes (including a detailed road map)