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Shamian Island

Address: North Bank of Baie Bond, Liwan District, Guangzhou, China
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Ranked #8 of 489 Attractions in Guangzhou
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Islands, Neighborhoods, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Other
Fee: No
Owner description: This lovely, tree-lined neighborhood bordering the Pearl River was...
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Type: Historic Sites, Islands, Neighborhoods, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Other
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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Guangzhou, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This is a gorgeous place to explore. Lots of colonial style buildings, plenty of obscure statues and barely any traffic (compared to the rest of Guangzhou). On Saturday there is sometimes a nice market selling home-made jewellery, phone cases and other nice gifts. You will also see many couples getting pre-wedding photos done as well as the occasional American pushing... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Thought threatened to be overrun by commercial venues, this is wonderful area to stroll around. Old historic buildings, contrasting the steel and concrete jungle that is Guangzhou.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Was a nice escape from the busy city. Beautiful buildings and nice atmosphere. Lots of photo shoots of weddings. Great day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We got to spend an afternoon walk around this historical area of Guangzhou and found it to be very pleasant and peaceful away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. This former colonial area has been nicely restored, at least from the exterior standpoint although you can see some dilapidated building when peeking in. The central park area... More 

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ASEAN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Away from the crowds, Shamian offer a very relaxing moment. Nice to have a walk at any time. A Must Visit for walking, great photo/selfie taking with colonial buildings & lush trees as your backdrop. Starbucks Shamian & in any other part of China do make great tea compare to Starbucks in Hong Kong.

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Qingdao, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Shamian Island is a tranquil haven in the middle of the vibrant and bustling Guangzhou. A great place for a quiet stroll along the church and old streets and quays.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

A lovely peaceful retreat from the busy city - but yet so close! Lovely wandering around the area and some lovely architecture to photograph. Catch up with the locals exercising in the park and get a coffee at one of the many coffee shops.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

It's definitely worth strolling along Shamian Island when in Guangzhou. Although bordered by a major road, you feel removed from the rest of Guangzhou. The tree-lined main street is absolutely beautiful. Although there are plenty of people strolling around and relaxing, the island is a bit sleepy in that there aren't many restaurant/stores/cafes there.

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sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I loved the island . The roads were wide , clean and have trees every where. The people are really nice

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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We visited a French Resturant, Orient Express or something I think. Really good food and a lovely area of Guangzhou

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