Wedding beach (Guan Hai Yuan Hai Tan 观海园海滩)

When you’re on the most romantic island in China, some spots can be overwhelmed with romance. This small, pretty beach at the end of Tianwei Road is a classic perch on the Kulangsu coast, in part because of the incredible number of couples posing for wedding pictures on the beach every day. On an average afternoon, you’re likely to see 5-10 photo shoots. This takes away from your chances of ...

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Lin Qiao Zhi 林巧稚

One of the pioneering gynecologists in China and in the world, Kulangsu native Lin Qiao Zhi delivered more than fifty thousand babies in her life. In 1901, Lin Qiao Zhi was born in a teacher family. She went to her elementary school at the age of six and went to Hai Bin Teacher’s School at the age of twelve. In 1921, she went to Peking Union Medical College and graduated as a doctor with distin...

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Kulangsu Organ Museum (Eight Diagrams Mansion / Bagua Mansion) (Ba Gua Lou 八卦楼)

The Kulangsu organ museum’s beautiful red dome is visible from across the bay in Xiamen. The museum, housed in the old Bagua Mansion, is one of Kulangsu’s most important tourist attractions--both for its impressive collection of organs and for its stately and imposing architectural style. The Bagua Mansion, also known as Eight Diagrams Mansion, is a good representation of early  Xiamen archi...

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Yang Family Mansion (Yang Jia Yuan 杨家园)

Around 1913, the Philippine Chinese Yang Zhongquan and Yang Zhongyi purchased and razed an London Missionary Society house and in its place built, one after the other, the four buildings that form the present complex. It is a hotel now with a beautiful garden. Address: Road, Gulangyu Island, Siming District, Xiamen City, China 大约在1913年,菲旅华人杨忠权和杨忠懿兄弟向英国长老会购得旧房一...

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