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Shamian Island

North Bank of Baie Bond, Liwan District, Guangzhou, China
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$240*
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Private Tour: Best of Guangzhou City Sightseeing
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Private Historical Tour: Guangzhou City...
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Ranked #7 of 473 Attractions in Guangzhou
Certificate of Excellence 2014
4.0 of 5 stars 581 Reviews
Type: Historic Sites, Islands, Neighborhoods, Outdoors
Fee: No
Owner description: This lovely, tree-lined neighborhood bordering the Pearl River was...
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Type: Historic Sites, Islands, Neighborhoods, Outdoors
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Owner description: This lovely, tree-lined neighborhood bordering the Pearl River was once home to foreign merchants, and today is a laid-back area ideal for strolling or stopping for a meal or cup of tea.
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Ipoh, Malaysia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

A place to see the old Chinese rich building. A garden with much local people around where they exercise and mingle. Nice place to visit.

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Hawarden, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Cool and leafy region of elegant French and English houses in the grand manner. Lots of couples having their wedding photos taken using this lovely backdrop.

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21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A unique glimpse into an old colonial era, with its grand buildings and architecture. Shamian Island built by the merchants and foreign governments of the past created a small piece of Europe on the banks of the Pearl river and helped establish trade with China and the West. The Bridges you pass over to enter the Island actually pass over... More 

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Toronto
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A small piece of European architecture in Guangzhou, but a dark chapter in China's history. However, China is preserving that part of history.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Was a wonderful experience. A relaxed and enjoyable place, it had the feel of the French Quarter in New Orleans with out the drunks and boorish behavior! Shopping was also fantastic. The nick-nacks and keepsakes were very reasonably priced.

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Ozamiz City, Philippines
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50 reviews 50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Came here with my wife during a tour. The place is beautiful and romantic. My wife loved the setting and we were happy to see a church in here too. It was a fun leisurely walk around the island.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

A quiet uncrowded reflective of the city's past without it being over obvious.The buildings were in excellent condition as they are used for theis original purpose,commercial offices,renovtions were taking place so some of the area was no go . To walk from the modernity of the Holiday across the crowded pedestrian mall down the bustling fih & pet alleys to... More 

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roadtrip
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Worth a couple of hours....it is a lot more crowded on the weekends with locals and wedding parties, so try to go during the week.

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Kunming, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Very relaxing to just wander around here enjoying the greenery and incidental statues. Tall shady trees. Early and late some people are jogging. Many brides posing for wedding-album shots. Flocks of school children admiring historical monuments. Overall, a delightful change from the big-city, fast-paced, high-rise life.

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Martins Ferry, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

A very historic place. It gets you somewhat away from the craziness that is China. We stayed at the Victory Hotel it was very peaceful. We did not see any children peeing in the street while we were here.

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