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Pearl River Night Cruise

Liwan District, Guangzhou 510000, China
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Ranked #4 of 18 Activities in Guangzhou
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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Bangkok, Thailand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

No English. No queue. It’s every man for himself as the other reviewers have mentioned or you can see from my photographs for proof. I paid an amount without being explained cruise or seating choices. In the end, I was given a seat on the lower deck and had to spend time outside on the walkway throughout the cruise to... More

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Shanghai, China
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Great way to see the city and to get some great shots however, your experience will be based what boat you choose. I would recommend getting on the really cool looking 3 tier boat that is a throw back to old fashioned Asian cruising boats or one of the other "luxury" ones. Why? Not packed on a boat with people... More

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Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Great view of Guangzhou skyline. Definitely worth it, just because there isn't much to do in this city. It's little overpriced, since cruises during the day cost only 1-2¥. Don't forget to bring your camera. How to get there: just find Pearl river, there are many piers, where locals offer river night cruises. We bought the cheapest tickets (38¥) for... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Fascinating cruise along the Zhujiang (Pearl) River. The city showcases its grandeur, lighting up buildings, bridges, and streets in a Disneyland-like performance to the oohs and ahhs of the crowds on the top deck of the cruise boat. A definite must do in Guangzhou. The process to acquire tickets is an experience in itself. Go down to the Tianze Pier,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

If you do one thing in Guangzhou, do the night-time river cruise. You see a lot of the city's futuristic architecture, such as the TV Tower (which changes colours, it's beautiful!). What is really special is that the whole city lights up: bridges, apartment buildings etc, so you really get a feel of being in a vibrant, buzzing place. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Im visit Guangzhou on Summer. It was great getting on cruise has a snack with hot tea. At night cruise cross the river with beautiful scenery of Guangzhou city and of course Canton Tower was colourful lighting it just like magical tower. You guys should try take cruise on Pearl River it was great and affordable with beautiful night of... More

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Huanggang, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My wife and I took this tour with a friend on a Friday night. There are so many boats that offer this tour that your choices seem unlimited. Even though there were were crowds when buying the tickets, it didn't take long. Once on the boat, we headed up to the top where almost everyone was. The tour lasted about... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I have not been to Guangzhou for almost 10 years. So this trip was a surprise of the great changes with amazing skyscraper and new CBD centre. You will never know the beauty of Guangzhou night view unless you take this river cruise. As the boat goes further, you will be amaze by the beauty of the Guangzhou Tower -... More

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Guangzhou, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The views are great! So many foreigners on board. But the tour guide would keep reading about Guangzhou in Chinese all the hour, so by the end of the trip you get no information about the city anyway, but you still have that buzzing of the girl in your head! I wish they could finally have at least English for... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I would recommend getting a roof top view, it carries an additional premium however you get a great view of the harbour. The main highlights are the Canton Tower and Opera House - they are damn architecturally handsome! With anything in China, people sell tickets everywhere! Make sure you only buy tickets from the marina. Some of the boat companies... More

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