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