Former Office of Great Northern Telegraph Company (Denmark) (Dan Mai Da Bei Dian Bao Gong Si 丹麦大北电报公司)

In 1871, the Great Northern Telegraph Company began operations on Kulangsu’s Tianwei Road.  It laid the telegraph service’s submarine cables connecting Shanghai, Xiamen and Hong Kong. It was also the office for the Kulangsu Danish consular agent. Address: 21 Tianwei Road, Gulangyu Island, Siming District, Xiamen City, China 1871年,大北电报公司在鼓浪屿上的田尾路开办。它的水下电报服务通信...

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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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X-Readspace (Xiao Xue Tang Chong Dong Shu Dian 晓学堂虫洞书店)

The Chinese name of this masterfully renovated two-story brick mansion, adjacent to Hai Tian Tang Gou Mansion, literally translates to "Worm Hole Bookstore." But this business is hardly just a bookstore: the core belief of the founders is that globally disparate civilizations can interact with each other acros...

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Conservation + protection

Kulangsu is under the protection of many Chinese or international conventions, laws and regulations on heritage conservation. A scientific and effective management scheme has been set up to guide the dedicated authorities to take appropriate protection measures, including preparation and implementation of special plan on protection and management of heritage area, and standardization of decisio...

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Daytime tourist ferry service from Xiamen to Kulangsu Island (Gulangyu)

  • Xiamen Dong Du to Nei Cuo Ao Daytime Ferry
    • Runs in both directions approx. once every 20 minutes, 7:10am to 5:40pm (until 6:40pm June to September).
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