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Address: Xiaozhou Village, Haizhu District, Guangzhou 510320, China
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Description: A centuries old now revitalized district with restaurants, galleries and...
A centuries old now revitalized district with restaurants, galleries and shops about one hour from Sun Yat Sen University by bus.
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A good place for weekend outing

This is an old village which hosts many local art galleries and workshops. It is surrounded by canal and many small cafe outlets. If you are foodie adventurer, try out some of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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167 reviews 167 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is an old village which hosts many local art galleries and workshops. It is surrounded by canal and many small cafe outlets. If you are foodie adventurer, try out some of the home cooked dishes in restaurants along alleys of this village. A good place for half or 1 day weekend outing with family and friends.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

One day journey in the village with a few friends. We saw that the village was on the list of places to see in Guangzhou so just hopped in a bus to get there. We first had some difficulties to get inside the village... Found the map and finally got inside. The village was kind of a mess on the... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

A cute little artist/hipster/canto maze of a town. An easy 30-40 min bus ride from Tianhe. Set amongst canals and surrounded by orchids. Small cafes, restaurants-friendly and more relaxed than Guangzhou's concrete high rises and shopping malls. Definitely a must visit if you have a spare 3-4 hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

I was lucky enough to be invited to exhibit art in this incredible artist village. It is like a portal back in time with narrow, interesting alleyways, delicious restaurants that are super cheap, outdoor markets, and the daily life of artists and workers. This is a treasure of authenticity and still functions to provide a space for new artists to... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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181 reviews 181 reviews
65 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Xiaozhou village is a fantastic activity for anyone interested in wondering around a smaller artsy/bohemian type village filled with cafes & artisans shops – it’s actually a village within the more modern part of a local town; actually a part of south GZ city and, it’s so easy to get to by bus, you’ll want to go back for more.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful places in Guangzhou. You can find artisans of all kind and its crooked streets are awesome. You truly have the feeling of walking through tradtional China. I suggest stopping by Pin Café. The owner, Lucy, is a very interesting woman with a lot of stories to tell about China. All food is so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Quite a ways from the city center, this is worth a visit. It was a nice change of pace from the rest of the city. A much slower pace and it was interesting to have people actually living in the area rather than just working at the site.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

A village in the Guangzhou Wan-Mu Orchard Conservation Zone (广州万亩果园保护区), Haizhu District (海珠区), is a well preserved cultural heritage. The most amazing things are the “oyster houses” (蚝壳屋) which was built with oyster shells that would not be damaged by rain or worms. It was designed to keep the residents cool during summer and warm during winter.

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Guangzhou, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

To get there: take bus n.35 to Ying Zhou Park or bus n.565 to Terminus. It will take more than 1 hour from the city centre of Guangzhou. From the bus stop the entrance of the village is not visible nor clearly indicated - at least not in English. You will see some fruit sellers and a couple of restaurants.... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We spent an afternoon exploring this area with family while in town for Chinese New Year - unfortunately most of the shops/attractions were closed for the holidays. The historic buildings and street layout were really nice to see, as were the 'hand shake' buildings where you can shake hands with your neighbour through the window. We also had some nice... More 

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