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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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Honolulu, Hawaii
12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The banks of the Pearl River are well presented in Guangzhou and the evening cruise is a great way to take it in, if you have time definitely take this tour

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I guess the tour is good. Well organized and nice boat. I assume they do this at night because they do not want you to see all the pollution in the river. The air quality is even worse. This city would be beautiful if only you could breath well. The pollution is horrendous. I've in Guangzhou many times and every... More

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Senior Contributor
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

It is a lovely way of seeing Guangzhou's skyline at night but it wasnt all that. Guess because the guide did her whole narration in Chinese! The few foreigners there had to do with taking lots of pictures. The buildings are well lit..passing by the Canton Tower was a lovely/photogenic experience. We avoided all drinks/snacks while on board. We paid... More

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