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Shamian Island

North Bank of Baie Bond, Liwan District, Guangzhou, China
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Ranked #8 of 492 Attractions in Guangzhou
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Islands, Neighborhoods, Historic Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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... more » 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. « less
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San Francisco, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This is a real change of pace from the rest of Guangzhou - well worth a leisurely afternoon to walk around and enjoy the buildings and gardens and riverfront view.

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Hong Kong
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67 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I visited this beautiful quiet colonial historic place many many times. In such a crowded city like Guangzhou, really can't find elsewhere like this to give you a break. The buildings here are so unique and full fo colonial atmosphere. Also, there are lots of old trees. You can take good nice photos at every corner. However, the shops here... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Nice place with colonial British era construction. Romantic place and lots of good dining just for relaxing or dating.

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liverpool
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

It's hard to believe this quaint and quiet island is part of the busy and bustling city. Set slightly off the main roads, hahving crossed the bridge it is as if you've left China. European style buildings, parks, western hotels and restaurants and even churches can be found here, as well as film crews, wedding photography shoots and tourists having... More

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Omaha, NE
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Beautiful and quiet, but not much out there anymore. There are many shops selling the same things (magnets, shirts, squeaky shoes, silk outfits, knick knacks, etc). A relaxing getaway from all the crowds.

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guangzhou
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

a beautiful ,serene place....a little old world charm about the place..with the old chapel which dates back to the 1800s .... and the lovely restaurants with delicious food with cuisine of your choice from chinese to continental. you will see a lot of couples having their wedding photos for their albums clicked here .Its a cool place to spend the... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

What a beautiful place. Full of relaxed locals and tourists wandering around enjoying the colonial sites. There are a lot of bronze statues that local tourists put their kids on for photos much to everyone's amusement. If you are European you may be politely asked to pose for a photograph with some of the local families, which is a really... More

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sydney
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34 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

An oasis of calm in a very noisy and busy city. Lovely to just wander around the quiet streets , enjoying the colonial atmosphere. Pop into one of the cafes for a drink. The Starbucks is one of the nicest branches on the planet - i wouldn't usually recommend S'bucks (it also makes a perfect spot to cool down in,... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

you'll see some street art, old houses, a church and LOTS of wedding photographers and their clients. you can buy art from galeries. there's a pool there entry is 25 RMB (i dont know about the quality inside)

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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

One of the best places to visit in Guangzhou. Nice atmosphere. A walk in the park across the rivier was very nice.

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