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 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. 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. 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”.   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…

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We Bet You’ve Never Seen This Exclusive Kulangsu Route! | New Year Special

Would you like to start off the new year right and pamper yourself with an exciting, fun holiday? We recommend an exclusive route which will allow you to see Kulangsu in a whole new light! Family road line: Kulangsu Nature Tour Recommended by: Liu Haisang Liu Haisang is a researcher of the Subtropical Research Institute of Fujian Province, working in the Xiamen Overseas Chinese Subtropical Introduction Park in Kulangsu since 1992, and he is a famous “tree expert” in Kulangsu. In 1999, himself and two professors of biology at Xiamen University conducted expert surveys and research on the plant resources of the island. In 2013, he published a book, Kulangsu Ancient and Famous Trees, which was also listed as a part of the Kulangsu’s World Cultural Heritage series. Recommended Route The Nature Tour Huang Rong Yuan Tang (Pan Ye Po Kwai) No. 98 Fuxing Road ( Rohansong Ancient Tree) Gion (column Araucaria) Zhonghua Road (431-year-old ancient banyan tree) Tianwei Road, Xiamen Customs Inspector’s Apartment, former site (Taiwan date palm) Xinzhuang Garden (Taiwan Cycad) Yanping Park (Large Leaf Mahogany) Xiamen Overseas Chinese Plant Introduction Garden (Caribbean Acacia, Red Sandalwood Tree) Sunlight Rock Temple (Ancient Mango Tree) No. 57 Nei’ao Road, Wuling University After 25 years on Kulangsu Island, Liu Haisang was familiar with every inch of Kulangsu’s land and knew all the flower and tree species that existed on this island. Kulangsu experienced two so-called “plant migrations”. The first one was organized for the decoration of the courtyard when a variety of new plants from overseas were shipped to the island and the other was the introduction of thousands of plant resources when the Introduction Garden was established in 1959. Liu Haisang sees and describes Kulangsu is a plant kingdom. A variety of ancient trees and tree species exclusive to Kulangsu are symbols and witnesses of the history of this island, carrying its indelible marks. It is safe to say that the breathtaking nature of Kulangsu is an indispensable part of its culture and tradition. The “plant trip” recommended by Liu Haisang started from Huang Rong Yuan Tang. The two leaves of the genus Psyllidia planted in front of the villa are 106 years old. It is the oldest and the highest round leaf of the sunflower. Along the Fujian Road, there’s the Fuxing Road which leads directly into the Garden. According to Liu Haisang, the two big trees behind the statue…

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Restoration Of Some Kulangsu Sights (鼓浪屿景点修复)

On Kulangsu Island, there are many places that are very beautiful. Since Kulangsu became a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, the local government has been working on the restoration of some tourist sights such as the Inscriptions on Cliff Surfaces, and a big rock laying on the ocean which looks like a lion. The Associate Director of Kulangsu World Heritage Supervision Center, Songrong Cai is hoping that more and more tourists will visit these seldom noticed sights rather than those over crowded central areas such as Long Tou Road. 申遗成功以来,鼓浪屿一直在继续进行修复性保护,包括这处历史价值重大的摩崖石刻。大德记海水浴场有一块非常像狮子趴在海里的巨石,但客流一直不多。鼓浪屿世界文化遗产监测管理中心副主任蔡松荣希望游客能多到这些地方参观游览,深入了解鼓浪屿历史国际社区的特征,而不是只沉迷于龙头路的喧嚣。 (Source: http://www.thepaper.cn/newsDetail_forward_1880041)

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