Sun­light Rock (Ri Guang Yan 日光岩)

Ku­lang­su (Gulangyu)‘s top tourist at­trac­tion and high­light, lord­ing over the beau­ti­ful is­land. From atop Sun­light Rock, you can see the en­tire coast­line and hilly land­scape of the is­land as well as sweep­ing views of down­town Xiamen–and, on a clear day, even Tai­wan’s Jin­men Is­land. An in­ex­pen­sive tick­et gets you in­to the park, where you can al­so see Sun­light Rock Tem­ple.

Climb­ing up to the sum­mit will take be­tween 20 and 40 min­utes, de­pend­ing on your speed and the tourist traf­fic, but it’s not to be missed, even on a day trip to Ku­lang­su (Gu­langyu) from Xi­a­men. Best is to go just be­fore sun­set, when the crowds thin, the day­time heat dis­si­pates, and the lights start to twin­kle across the bay. The view from Sun­light Rock gives the best per­spec­tive on why so many peo­ple call Ku­lang­su (Gu­langyu) Chi­na’s own Mediter­ranean Island.

Ad­dress: 56–64 Huangyan Road, Gu­langyu Is­land, Sim­ing Dis­trict, Xi­a­men City, China



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