The garden is located in the southeast of the island, facing the
LuJiang harbor. The garden occupies an area of nearly 20,000 square
kilometers. It was established in August 1985. The Zheng Chenggong
Statue, standing between the sky and the earth, is the main
structure of the garden. It is 15.7 meters in height, and is the
biggest Chinese historical figure statue.
Shuzhuang Park is situated on the seashore south to the Sunlight
Rock. Architecturally the park is very cleverly designed by taking
advantage of the mountain and the sea. Inside the park there are
several beautiful views such as Renqiu Pavilion, the Forty-four
Bridge, the Piled-up Rocks, the artificial hills, and the Insensate
Rock Room. And there is a world-famous piano museum in it.
Sunlight Rock, the summit of Gulangyu Isle with an altitude of 92.68
m, is on the Dragen Head Hill. It's also called "Huang Rock".
Pavilions are hidden among green trees. If you get up the steps, you
will come to the Lotus Flower Nunnery first, where a huge rock named
''Yipianwa(a Piece of Tile)''. Beside the nunnery there are large
rocks with inscriptions like ''Wonderland of Gulang'', and ''No.1
along the Egret River".
Yundang Lake is located right in the central of Xiamen island, with
a 17 thousand sq. kms of water. Across the lake is Egret Park,
covering an area of 100 thousand sq. meters, linking People's
Congress Hall, South Lake Park and West Dyke Park, forming a new
Aoyuan (Turtle Garden)
The Turtle Garden was constructed in 1950 by Mr. Tan Kah-Kee on the
former site of "Turtle Head Palace" from which came its present
name. In the centre of the garden is the Jimei Liberation Monument
with an inscription by Mao Zedong on the front and a tablet record
written by Mr. Tan Kah-Kee on the back.