Thursday, May 21, 2015


An official from Gulangyu, an island off the coast of Xiamen city (historically known as Amoy), Fujian province in southern China. 

CN-1609931, sent by Zheng Yang.
Christ the King Church was built by the Spaniards in 1917. Located at 34 Lujiao Road, Gulangyu Island, it boasts of a Gothic architectural style with beautiful interior designs. The structure occupies a land area of 220 square meters.
Hundreds of local and foreign Catholics flock to this church to attend Sunday services.
As one of the main tourist attractions of Gulangyu Island, it attracts more than 10,000 local and foreign tourists every year.
During the 'Cultural Revolution', church services were temporarily stopped. Services resumed during the Christmas season of 1982.
On April 1, 2005, the Xiamen Municipal government cited Christ the King Church as "An Important Historical Site". As a result, the municipal government has allocated funds for its renovation on numerous occasions.
On May 25, 2006, it was cited in China as the 6th Most Important Cultural Site that must be preserved. - in:

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