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Address: North Bank of Baie Bond, Liwan District, Guangzhou, China
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Description: This lovely, tree-lined neighborhood bordering the Pearl River was once...
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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For a break from the hustle and bustle of Guangzhou life, it is a great place to be. The architecture reminds of Europe. An evening walk with mild rains made the visit memorable

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Kaiping, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

For a break from the hustle and bustle of Guangzhou life, it is a great place to be. The architecture reminds of Europe. An evening walk with mild rains made the visit memorable

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Buderim, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

No visit to Guangzhou should leave out a visit here to contrast with what the city has become today. This area best represents the colonial history of the city and you can stroll past the old concession locations and trading company expatriate offices. You can step back in time and imagine the period of the Opium War in 1840 and... More 

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Foshan, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Shaman Island was inhabited by various European colonists, including the English and the French. It's a bit confusing finding a neighborhood with a European vibe in the middle of Guangzhou. There are a lot of restaurants there, Western and Chinese, and the Starbucks is always packed. It's close to the "Huangsha" subway stop. Make sure you walk toward the water... More 

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Guangzhou, China
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

It's clean and quiet with so many embassies.There are a small house near the tennis court where teach Wing Chun.The Shamian Island is also near the Pearl River.Many people do Taichi in early morning.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a terrific place to really feel the colonial history of this exciting city. Just stroll around and admire the majestic building and shaded streets. The view of the river is worthwhile and you may catch some seniors doing their morning tai chi exercises.

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Hong Kong
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I had higher expectations based on what I had read. The architecture is spectacular and definitely the highlight of the island. The long pedestrian road that runs down the middle makes for a pleasant stroll. I was there on a saturday afternoon (around 3pm) and it seemed a little bit like a ghost town. Many of the buildings were either... More 

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Urumqi, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The city is bustling all around, but Shamian is a calm place for rest. The shade-lined alleys are a nice place to stroll, see people, and experience a unique part of Guangzhou.

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Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Nice place to walk around,relax,have a coffee, or a meal,you have several coffees as well as restaurants,some of them installed in old redecorated western style houses like Starbucks and Kafelaku,buy Chinese souvenirs and soak in the old times. You can go by Metro line 1 , Huangsha Station,there you have a modern shopping Mall,Metropolitan Plaza,as well.Line 6 also goes .... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I have been visited Shamian Island view times already with family and friends. It is nice place to walk around and see different buildings. The European buildings are the highlight of this place.The big trees are great when is summer, keep you away from the sun. There are restaurants and cafes there too.Don't miss Starbucks! Overall we love this place... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Shamian island is only a few metres from the mainland, on the Pearl River, with a small footbridge to walk over. It's a pleasant and interesting piece of colonial history, very nice places to eat, but not so cheap, and some small shops to browse through. I found the parks most interesting, and the bronze sculptures are very well made.

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Additional Information about Shamian Island

Address: North Bank of Baie Bond, Liwan District, Guangzhou, China
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Guangdong  >  Guangzhou
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 am - 12:00 am

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