Gulangyu Island, located southwest of Xiamen, is reachable by a five minute boat ride. Gu in Chinese means 'drum', and Lang, 'waves'. The Gulangyu Island got its present name from the huge reef surrounding it. When the tide comes in, the waves pound the reef and it sounds like the beating of a drum. Gulangyu Island is well known for its distinct architecture, relics and scenic beauty. There are only around 20,000 people who live on the Gulangyu Island and only electric powered vehicles are allowed to uphold the good environment. Driving on the Gulangyu Island Ring Road will provide the best views of the island and lead you to many scenic locations.
Two of the most intriguing are Shuzhaung Garden and Sunlight Rock. Gulangyu Island is listed as a National Scenic Spots. Here is some guide information for your travel to Gulangyu Island. Location: Southwest to Xiamen Island, Xiamen City, Fujian. Ticket: Free for the Gulangyu Island. All-in Ticket: CNY80/person Sunglight Rock: CNY60/person  Shuzhuang Garden: CNY30/person Bright Moon Garden: CNY15/person Organ Museum: CNY20/person International Lettering Art Gallery: CNY10/person

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