Gulangyu is an island in , a few minutes by ferry from downtown. It has a population around 17,000 and an area of about 2 km². It was a foreign enclave from the 1840s until the 1930s, and is now both a residential suburb and a major tourist area.

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, colloquially known as Xia Da in Mandarin Chinese or Ha Tai in Xiamen dialect, is a public research university in , , . is situated 3½ km east of Gulangyu. Photo: Ratvirgin, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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South Putuo or Nanputuo is a famous Buddhist temple founded in the Tang dynasty in the Chinese city of . is situated 3 km east of Gulangyu. Photo: Gisling, CC BY 3.0.

is situated 4½ km southeast of Gulangyu. Photo: Tyg728, CC BY-SA 4.0.


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