Soon after we went to Underwater World Xiamen located near the Gulangyu Ferry Wharf. It covers an area of 175,000 square meters, and its floorage area totals 7,500 square meters. It exhibits 350 varieties of freshwater and seawater fish such as chinese sucker, sturgeon and paddle fish, Japan giant spider crabs, Australia sawfish and seadragon. Peru penguins and piranha, arapima, mapfish of Amazon River.
Walking along under the 80-metre tunnel and 1.5 meters wide, visitors get thrillingly close to the sharks, stingrays, giant groupers and schools of coral reef fish.
It also includes the world largest specimen of sperm whale and its skeleton, sea hall, penguin hall, fresh water fish hall, and dolphin and sea lion performance hall.
Underwater World Xiamen is open daily from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Admission Fee is 70 Yuan per person.
There are also some notable features of Gulangyu Island including the Christ the King Church, which was built by the Spaniards in 1917 with a Gothic architectural style, and has a land area of 220 square meters located at Lujiao Road.
There is the Celebrities World with more than 70 wax portraits of Chinese and foreign leading public figures.
We also stumbled upon a hotel named Xiamen Marine Garden. It is a four-star hotel with three sides facing the sea located at Shuzhuang Garden.
Soon after we decided it was time to go back to the city proper, so we headed to the Gulangyu Ferry Terminal.