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Xiaozhou Village

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Address: Xiaozhou Village, Haizhu District, Guangzhou 510320, China
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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Contemporary Artists Working in Historic Arts Village

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

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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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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Guangzhou, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

As a small corner of old GZ that hasn't been knocked down yet Xiaozhou is special in it's own way. It's old and new side by side, some old buildings nestling beside newer ones, lots of day trippers from city centre and a few international visitors poking about beside locals getting on with their daily life, it has a relaxed... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Xiaozhou Village was a step back in time, not so much now. I enjoyed my visit here but, had mixed feelings about its current state of restoration. It is being modernized, many of the older buildings i suspect were beyond reasonable repair and are being replaced. Attempts to seem be made at restoring what can be save and blending some... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Like: historic atmosphere, peaceful, authentic, original, surprising, local artistic workshops, good for a day out, some local authentic cuisine there, currently undergoing some renovation to preserve historical appearance of some paths and buildings (2013). Dislike: not that easy to get to, possible but lengthy getting there by bus (not for non-Chinese speakers), bicycle (fun, f you like riding 2 hours... More 

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