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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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Wonderful Day Trip

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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 NEW 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 NEW 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 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I visited this island because it was featured as one of the top things to do in Guangzhou. And they were right. What a great place! It is like a small piece of Europe in a chaotic and neon polluted city. This island is a MUST in the things to see and do in Guangzhou.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

you can visit in the mid of the day for a relaxed walk with beautiful scenery around. take photos for the old colony & that is it.

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Guangzhou, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I went there with my friends for a walk. I really liked the british buildings there because I am kind into architecture. It's definitely good for a walk in the daytime.

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