Kulangsu is part of the Tentative list of China in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

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Community Reviews

Tony Crouch

I visited the island in August 2016. It is a delightful oasis of calm, with no cars permitted. The early C20th colonial architecture is abundant and spread across the island, which is fun to explore. There were few western visitors like myself, but it is a very popular domestic tourism site and ferry numbers are limited. I wish the authorities well in the 2017 World Heritage inscription and hope the impact of tourism will be controlled.

wang zhong

Visited Kulangsu in 2009. This island not far away from modern China City Xiamen (Amoy). The island is full of tourists by the time I visited and I believe the island itself became more and more heated over the years.

Away from the crowds you may find some peaceful beaches, architectures with obvious western influence. In general this is a popular place in China local love to travel.

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Site Info

  • Full name: Kulangsu
  • Country: China
  • Nominated for 2017

Site History

    2013 - Submitted


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