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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
Fee: No
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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Historical and Beautiful

This area is both historical and beautiful. The many old homes and former embassies are well maintained. The landscaping is beautiful and it is a pleasure to walk along the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This area is both historical and beautiful. The many old homes and former embassies are well maintained. The landscaping is beautiful and it is a pleasure to walk along the paths. There are some stores and restaurants in the vicinity. There is one store containing beautiful and inexpensive jewelry, clothing +...and all the proceeds go to a charitable cause. I... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Nice little place to shop for items from China. Starbucks is a nice break, great sidewalks to enjoy, loved taking time to take photos, the statues, etc.

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Hong Kong, China
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Buildings there are very well preserved with brief descriptions of years and first occupiers set on stone tablets. Most buildings are more than 100 years old. There are very nice connected gardens along those buildings. Well-thought-out stone carvings of figurines spread out in every corners of the gardens. There are magnificent trees that must be 100 years old around the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

So lovely to experience the past of Guangzhou. Lovely to be on the river and walk the streets. Starbucks is well positioned Lots of brides having photo shoots - sweet. Check out their shoes!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

It is good to go there. I have seen many activities. There are many couples take pictures for their pre-wedding.

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Nice place to stroll, relax, and take photos as a number of photographers come here for prenup and model shoots. Lots of bronze statues and buildings are European in style. Good quick stop before heading to the airport.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We spent almost two hours here, walking around and snap pictures. This is a good place for pre or post wedding shoots for their unique trees. You can enjoy Starbucks here and enjoy the view. Try to do some fun pose with the statues! Highly recommend for to visit with family/friends.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Well kept buildings, good restaurants and friendly people. A highlight was joining and being instructed in Taiji by some locals in the river bank park. You are also right beside the real China.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This attraction is decorated with beautiful landscape and colonial buildings. It is a local favorite venue for shooting wedding photos. A good place for weekend outing for families, couples and friends. Do take some time visiting local shops selling handicrafts and cafes.

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Yichang, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A lovely place for a walk, with old colonial buildings, cafes and souvenir shops. Feels a world away from the rest of Guangzhou.Can get very crowded on weekends with plenty of couples having their photo shoots there.Once you walked along all the streets, you can go towards the river and admire the view(particularly nice in the evening). I'm not a... More 

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