Gulangyu was a concession to Western imperial powers following the opium wars, and hosted as many as a dozen consulates in the late 19th and early 20th century. The architecture is mostly Victorian, and the influence of the old European settlement can be seen in the buildings and streets, and a culture of classical music.

All aboard Gulangyu island ferry for ‘Piano Island’

Municipal government limits tourist numbers to around 35,000 per day

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Gulangyu was a concession to Western imperial powers following the opium wars, and hosted as many as a dozen consulates in the late 19th and early 20th century. The architecture is mostly Victorian, and the influence of the old European settlement can be seen in the buildings and streets, and a culture of classical music.
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