Delegations from around the world are now arriving in Krakow, at the UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting, where my favorite place in China, Kulangsu (Gulangyu) Island, is poised to receive UNESCO World Heritage status this week. Fingers crossed!

From the Kulangsu government visitor’s guide, here’s a bit about Kulangsu’s location and origins, the development of local culture in Kulangsu, and its modern tourist industry.