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China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.
Gulangyu is a tiny island covering 1.8 square kilometers and is located just 500 meters across the water from the southwest of Xiamen. It only takes 10 minutes by boat to reach Gulangyu. The island became a foreign enclave following the Treaty of Nanking in 1842. The attractive 19th century buildings have been well preserved and the island overflows with trees, shrubs and flowers.
There are no motor vehicles on Gulangyu and it is known in China as the Garden on the Sea. Gulangyu is also called the Island of Music as local residents have a great love of music. On an island with a population of 20,000 it is said that 500 households own pianos.
Gulangyu justifiably so, enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers, and is one of the most visited place. The refreshing milieu, best geographical environment and the best quality of life around the Gulangyu offers the most pleasant site for tourists to enjoy their vacations. Its beauty and place in history captivates, and many visitors return again and again.

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