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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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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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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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Nairobi
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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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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The river cruise is a great wsy to see the night lights of guangzhou, and shouldn't be missed. However, you would be best off to stick with a cheap basic ticket, and avoid anything that comes bundled tofether with snacks or dinner - those are aimed primarily at domestic tour groups (or foreigners who don't know better!!), and the food... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We arrived at one of the docks on the river and proceeded to buy tickets. There were a lot of people around and we felt rushed. Pointed at a time on a piece of paper but ended up paying for third floor. This is an unnecessary expense as anyone can go to the top floor. The only plus is that... More

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Guangzhou is awesome during nighttime, and the best way to experience it would be to do a river cruise and visit the Canton Tower. The colorful lights on several buildings and bridges are really amazing. We did a river cruise for about one hour. Absolutely worth paying a bit extra so you get access to the upper floor of the... More

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