Private Xiamen Day Tour from Cruise Port
Gulangyu Island - South Putuo Temple - Hulishan Battery Scenic Spot
We will pick you up from your cruise terminal in Xiamen between 08:00 and 09:00. After a warm greeting, we will transfer you to a ferry for the 10-minute boat trip to Gulangyu Island to start this private Xiamen day tour.
The first stop is Shuzhuang Garden in the southern part of the island. With an ingenious layout designed around the natural terrain, the park includes two parts: the Garden of Hiding the Sea (Canghaiyuan) and the Garden of Making-Up Hills (Bushanyuan). Then, you will be guided to the Piano Museum, which houses a large assortment of historic and modern fine pianos from the collection of Hu Youyi.After lunch, your Xiamen day trip will be extended to the South Putuo Temple, a temple well-known throughout China and the location of the Buddhist College of Minnan. After that, our guide will accompany you to the Hulishan Battery Scenic Spot which was a military outpost constructed during the latter part of the Qing dynasty. Today it features cannonry from the Qing dynasties. If time permits, you'll be able to walk along the Island Ring Road to view the spectacular seascape and man-made scenery. This 1-day private Xiamen tour package will draw to an end at this point. Afterwards, the guide will escort you back to the dock and see you off.
The first stop is Shuzhuang Garden in the southern part of the island. With an ingenious layout designed around the natural terrain, the park includes two parts: the Garden of Hiding the Sea (Canghaiyuan) and the Garden of Making-Up Hills (Bushanyuan). Then, you will be guided to the Piano Museum, which houses a large assortment of historic and modern fine pianos from the collection of Hu Youyi.
Gulangyu is a must visit place featuring the distinctive ancient buildings
Gulangyu IslandGulangyu Island attracts a lot of tourists for its pleasant climate and picturesque views. Seen from a distance, it is like an enchanting garden floating on the sea. Roaming leisurely about the island, you will be amazed by buildings constructed in the Chinese as well as foreign styles, blooming flowers and lush trees, plus the fascinating coastline scenery. As a private garden once, the villa-style Shuzhuang Garden on the island owns many beautiful buildings such as pavilions and houses. In the Piano Museum within Shuzhuang Garden, visitors can also have a nice glimpse of the history of this musical instrument.
Ferry terminal to Gulangyu Island
South Putuo Temple
South Putuo TempleThe South Putuo Temple is an ancient Buddhist temple originally built during the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907). With large and imposing scale, it is composed primarily of four buildings: Devajara Hall, Mahavira Hall, Dabei Hall and the scripture library. If you are interested in Buddhist culture, you won't be disappointed admiring the sacred Buddhist statues and treasures inside the temple.
Hulishan Battery Scenic SpotSurrounded by the sea on three sides, Hulishan Battery Scenic Spot is an educational base housing cannons and batteries used during the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911). In addition, the stone gates, city walls, watchtowers and trenches made of high-quality granite are worth seeing as well.
Hulishan Battery Scenic Spot
The simulating exercise of war in Qing Dynasty
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- Prices are per person in US Dollars.
- Private English-speaking guide
- Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
- Chinese lunch
- Entrance fees to tourist sites
- Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
- Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
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