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Xiaozhou Village

Xiaozhou Village, Haizhu District, Guangzhou 510320, China
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As featured in 3 days in Guangzhou
Ranked #53 of 492 attractions in Guangzhou
Type: Historic Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: 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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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Xiaozhou village is actually a traditional village with river nearby. If you're a art-lover, this is a must-go for you to look around. The Hall (which the picture shown), now become a gallery, will always have some exhibitions. Also, there're some artists workshop and local cafes & restaurants. You may spend several hours if you would like to visit the... More

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guangzhou
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Xiaozhou village is the only one southern china water town village which is still well preserved with 800 years.walking around & eating delicious typical Cantonese food is the main things we have to do.there are restaurants will serve you the typical Cantonese food.like grilled chicken wrapped by sand、sesame dessert、boating porridge、rice cooked in bamboo…… of course,you also can try the real... More

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Guangzhou, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

As a local ppl, ive been there many times. If u go during the weekday, it would be quite and peaceful, but not all the shops open; on weekends will be more people and shops open. Villagers are nice. Can meet many artist and art students drawing everywhere. Can also try some local light food there, say stick rice dumpling(zongzi),... More

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