Gang Zai Hou Beach (Gang Zai Hou Sha Tan 港仔后沙滩)

This is the biggest and most popular beach on Kulangsu. It was once a popular spot for outdoor concerts. Stand in the middle of Gang Zai Hou’s golden sands, and you’ll be surrounded on all sides by wonders. To your left, lies a thicket of bearded coconut palms, the graceful green-roofed pagodas of the Shu Zhuang Garden[link] and Piano Museum[link], the triumphant red Marine Garden Hotel[link] on the hill above, and beyond that, the steel gray sails of Xiamen’s Shi Mao towers across the strait.

To your right sits a string of pleasant restaurants, cafés, bars, and simple inns. Everywhere there are street vendors selling fresh coconuts and mango juice. Behind you, facing the beach, above a canopy of palm trees, looms one of the most magnificent views of Sunlight Rock. Gang Zai Hou is often crowded, but for good reason: for many visitors it is Kulangsu’s most iconic image, everything the island wrapped up into one unforgettable landscape.

Address: Gangzaihou Road, Gulangyu Island, Siming District, Xiamen City, China

作为鼓浪屿上最大最受欢迎的沙滩,港仔后沙滩曾经是个很火的户外音乐表演地点。站在港仔后金黄色的沙滩上,你会觉得自己被各种美好的事物包围。这里能看到椰子树、菽庄花园、钢琴博物馆、海上花园酒店、厦门世茂双子塔、日光岩和其它餐馆酒吧等等。作为鼓浪屿的一个标志性旅游场所,港仔后绝对是个值得一游的地方。

地址:厦门市思明区鼓浪屿港仔后路

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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 sunbathing in peace, but on the other hand, who can complain about so much romance? For a more secluded experience, take the footpath past the old Guan Hai Yuan harbor (to the left of the beach if you’re facing the ocean) for a tour of some of Kulangsu’s grand faded villas and some even more romantic views of the isolated rocky shoreline.

Address: Guanhai Road, Gulangyu Island, Siming District, Xiamen City, China

当你来到中国最浪漫的小岛时,你会发现这里的一些景点充满着浪漫的气息。在田尾路的尽头有一个美丽的小沙滩,这个沙滩因为有许多夫妻来拍婚纱照而成为岛上的一大特色。平均每个下午,你可能会看到有5-10组人马来此拍照。这或许会让你没有办法安静的晒日光浴,但谁会抱怨这么浪漫的一幕呢。如果你喜欢与世隔绝的感觉,也可以穿过观海园(面对海洋方向向沙滩的左边走),来参观一下鼓浪屿上面的一些老别墅区域和一些海岸岩石区地段。

地址:厦门市思明区鼓浪屿观海路

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Wang Hai Yuan Hotel and Café (望海苑)

This simple establishment has one of the most enviable locations in Kulangsu: right on Gang Zai Hou beach, the island’s largest and most frequented, but on a calmer side of it, not far from Guan Hai Yuan Harbor.

The café on the ground floor is worthy place for an air-conditioned beach break, whether it’s for coffee, a beer, or a simple meal. Facilities are rustic by Western standards, but prices are reasonable and the vistas from the sea-view category rooms are amongst the most escapist on the island.

Address: West Side Gangzaihou Beach, Gulangyu Island, Siming District, Xiamen City, China

这座简单的建筑坐落于鼓浪屿最令人羡慕的位置,正好是靠在岛上最大且人流最多的沙滩,港仔后,而且是在比较安静的一边。在沙滩上玩累后,来到酒店一楼有冷气的餐厅,来点咖啡、啤酒、或简单的餐饮,都是非常美妙的事情。

地址:厦门市思明区鼓浪屿港仔后沙滩西侧

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