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Crag of Sunlight Rock

 Xiamen Attractions

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Introduction to Sunlight Rock

The Sunlight Rock Scenic Area includes many tourist attractions, such as Sunlight Rock, Zheng Chenggong Memorial Hall and Gulangyu Piano Museum. Also known as Huang Rock, Sunlight Rock is the most famous scenic spot in Xiamen. A saying goes: "It will be a trip to Xiamen in Vain without climbing Sunlight Rock"

Situated at the top of Dragon Head Hill in the central by South of Gulangyu Island, Sunlight Rock consists of two huge rocks, one horizontal and other vertical. The two rocks leaning on with each other, with a horizontal of 92.68 meters, form the highest spot of Gulangyu Island. A huge rock is piercing into the sky. The lofty and rugged rocks in the mountain form many caverns and gullies, while pavilion, kiosks and terraces are tucked away in the lushly growing woods. 

When Zheng Chenggong, a national hero, recovered Taiwan, his troops were stationed here, leaving behind a lot of moving stories. Climbing the hill along the steps, tourist will see Lotus Nunnery, and some stone inscriptions-- "A Heavenly Abode on Gulangyu Island,""No. 1 on the Egret River," and "Ancient Summer Resort Cave," the Longtou Mountain Fastness of Zheng Chenggong and the ruins of the drilling terrace on water. 

Standing at Sunlight Rock, tourist can have a panoramic view of Xiamen, Gulangyu Island , Dadan Islet, Erdan Islet and other places of scenic and historic interest.

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Gulangyu, Xiamen

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Main Sights

Sunlight Rock, Zheng Chenggong Memorial Hall and Gulangyu Piano Museum

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Travel Information

Admission: RMB 60/person (include Sunlight Rock, Zheng Chenggong Memorial Hall, Piano Garden and the cableway)
Opening Hours:7:00AM-6:00PM

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1.Tourist may get on a ferryboat at the wharf to go to Gulangyu Island. Ferryboat: 7:00AM-7:00PM, once every 10 minutes, and once every 15 minutes for the other period of time.
2.A round trip tickets costs 8 yuan; and charged on the backway.
3.Tourists can go to the ferry by public bus No. 2, 3, 4, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 44, 50, 66, 67 and 85.


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Travel Tips 

1. Avoid visiting during school holidays and Golden Week in October as there will be large numbers of local tourists.



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