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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
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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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Amazing Guangzhou Day Tour
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Private Day Tour: Guangzhou City Highlights
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Private Historical Tour: Guangzhou City Sightseeing Including Lunch

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Good place for a walk

Lovely easy to walk around with lots of historical buildings, some gardens, cafes, restaurants and souvenir shops. Better AVOID to go there during the holiday season and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
HappyDragon0201
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Beijing Region, China
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Beijing Region, China
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely easy to walk around with lots of historical buildings, some gardens, cafes, restaurants and souvenir shops. Better AVOID to go there during the holiday season and weekends as tens of thousands of local noisy tourists. Also don't take taxi into island on those times as you will be stuck on traffic jam. Just get off before or just crossed... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to shamian at night.. Though much can be done to have more romantic lighting and at least turn on the fountain!, its still romantic and worth a stroll around this place since there is not much in guangzhou anyway! Have something to eat and drink around the nearby lovely cafe..

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Thank 77Jry
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting this place I was so very asthonished to stroll through different architectural styles. The place is just amazing and lovingly built up

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Shenzhen, China
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are inadequate words to describe how beautiful you are. Tranquility? History-witness? You must go there!

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Manila
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When in Guangzhou, one should not miss this beautiful place. Here you'll see some old buildings, plenty of colorful plants, and lots of trees. A little quiet surrounding which makes it good place to walk and relax. There's a Starbucks along the road, and some shops. Nice place to take some pictures too.

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Melbourne, Australia
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here on a Sunday afternoon and it was over run with domestic tourists - making it very hard to take a decent photo. I recommend you only come here if your accommodation happens to be nearby or you run out of things to do in Guangzhou and haven't seen a lot of European architecture. You can only step... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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49 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a lovely and quiet walk with colonial architecture all around, no cars, no crowds and lots of trees! Highly recommend it.

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Thank Maria K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Here we like there in ancient times. Here without any cost admission. Starbucks here is very good... love this place

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Sydney, Australia
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place if you have some spare time to wander around and admire the architecture and gardens. Spent a long time watching the local swimming club risk life & limb swimming in the polluted river against an incredibly strong current and managing to dodge the hundreds of ferries and small boats cruising about (crazy!!!!!). Nice shaded parks to rest in... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little island in Guangzhou is a fascinating piece of Europe in China. Parts are very old houses which are run down. Though after a while it is a bit boring and crowded with tourists.

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