In the evening, I came to Gulangyu Wharf. I was on board. I haven’t been take a boat for a long time. I have a bit excited. A big egg yolk in front of me ~
This is the hostel I stayed on Gulangyu. The blue outer wall gives a very romantic feeling! However, the house is in the middle of the island. To reach there have to walk up a long staircase and I feel a little tired. I found out that there was a Western cemetery behind the house in the next morning, but I am not afraid of it ~
Fujian is just next to Guangdong, and the temperature is similar to that of Guangdong. However, there are electric blankets in Fujian ’s hostels, and Guangdong does not have it. As a Cantonese who uses electric blankets first-time, I feel comfortable sleeping at night, but also a little worried Electric leakage or overheating~
If you want to visit Gulangyu in depth, you must understand the history of Gulangyu. There are many historical buildings on the island, both in Chinese and foreign styles. It is known as the “World Architecture Expo”. If you don’t know the history, it is nothing more than just cast only a passing glance.
Gulangyu was a piece of granite formed more than 100 million years ago. It was originally formed deep in the ground. Later, after several times of crustal ups and downs and seawater advance and retreat, an island was finally formed. When tide is high, waves hit stone caves, and the sounds like drums, thus it gets the name “Gulangyu”.
Before the Song Dynasty, it just a small sandbar without settlement. In the late Song and early Yuan dynasties, some fishermen who encountered storm and some homeless poor came here to form the earliest village on the island.
This is a mansion abandoned for decades, like a haunted house. In the last century, many overseas Chinese moved back to Xiamen and built a large number of private residences on Gulangyu. Some people stayed, some people left at last, and these villas were deserted! As long as you pay attention, you can find many such haunted houses, especially on the road in Neicuo’ao!
The villas that can be abandoned to this day have no major influence on their original owners in the society, otherwise they will definitely become the former residence of XX.
Shuzhuang Garden, the representative of XX’s former residence! This is the private garden of Taiwan’s wealthy Lin Shuzhuang. In the Qing dynasty, according to the Treaty of Maguan, Taiwan was ceded to Japan. Uncle Zang’s father was not a national slave. He moved his family back to Gulangyu and built this manor.
The garden in the manor is in the style of ancient Chinese gardens, while the main house is in the style of a western red brick house. The rockery allows children to play inside. A bamboo forest an the Moon Cave Gate separates the manor and the sea, once passes through the bamboo forest you can find the sea in front of you.
The Organ Museum in the Bagua Building is the only organ museum in China and the largest in the world. Below is the treasure of the Museum “Norman Biel”, which is also the largest organ in the world, with a height of 6 meters, and a staircase is specially set up next to it to climb the organ.
In addition to the organ, there are also some very old-fashioned pianos, which are well worth visiting.
Gulangyu Island is a very romantic island. Romance and literature and art are its themes, so you can see many artistic shop everywhere ~
Time in Gulangyu is very slow, suitable for sending a postcard to one year later! When I received the postcard sent by myself a year ago, the scenes of the trip were replayed in my memory ~
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