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Pearl River (Zhujiang)

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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Description: Also known as the Guangdong and Canton river, the Pearl River is the third...
Also known as the Guangdong and Canton river, the Pearl River is the third largest river in China. It is called Pearl River, because it has a stone island resembling a huge pearl. A cruise along the Pearl River in Guangzhou City has become a must for tourists.
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Best At Night

The river itself is disgusting because of the murky black/brown appearance but the night cruise is amazing. The city lights up with vibrant colours and you can see the Canton... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The river itself is disgusting because of the murky black/brown appearance but the night cruise is amazing. The city lights up with vibrant colours and you can see the Canton Tower and the Pearl River Bridge.

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Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Pearl River is a beautiful place to stroll by especially at night with all the lit up bridges which kind of makes it more alive but the light usually goes off by 10pm. i would recommend a Pearl River cruise which is just 40 RMB (if you book online, buying tickets right there may cost upto 80RMB) from the Dashatou... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I had the most enjoyable night cruising the Pearl River. A must for all who visit Guangzhou. It's a river that melds the bridges of Paris with the width of the Mississippi.

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Paradise, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

the ferry sailed gentle on the river and I could really watch all the city form a different point of view. I enjoyed the light changing every few minutes. The crew welcoes you on boad with tangerins and drinks. Great experience

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

The best time to visit this place is during late evening. Perfect place for couples to take a stroll near the river. Great night view. All lit up. The pearl river cruise is something you should not miss when you visit Guangzhou

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The river it self is not much to enjoy..but along the river has this nice sidewalk and now a light train that runs constantly and free

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Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The Peral River is a very beautiful place at night, it is also very pretty during the day but at night is really pretty, I like the Haizhu side of the river. When you cross the Haizhu Bridge from the Canton Landmark Hotel side, as soon as you cross the bridge you have over 100 wedding dress shops to visit.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

Best to view at night wandering in bars or river cruise. All lit up and tower. in day was too hot and humid but v relaxing in evening and full of life

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Visited there both in the morning and night will definitely be an eye-opener. It is interesting especially on the pearl river cruise where one can take magnificent photos of the night view of the city from the cruise. Still, it was sad to see that the river was covered with a lot of litter.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Guangzhou is the Pearl River. There is no way to visit the city and miss the river. I just took many walks in the sidewalk of the river, and cross it many times by car, but since is beautiful to see water in a huge city I gave a very good review.

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