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Address: Guangzhou, China
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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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Evening boat ride

You should try a boat ride in the evening when all the lights are on,spectacular,all the skyscrapers,brilliant :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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Riga, Latvia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Nothing much to say about. Just a river where the locals hang out. River was clean unlike other major cities in Asia.

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Riga, Latvia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

You should try a boat ride in the evening when all the lights are on,spectacular,all the skyscrapers,brilliant :)

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Fort Bragg, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

A boat ride on the Pearl River lasts about an hour. The evening is nice so you can see the Canton Tower as it changes color. Cheaper to buy the tickets online for the boat ride. There is also a lot of night life along the river bank.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
75 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A stroll along Pearl River in the morning and/or evening is a good choice. Though there is nothing spectacular about this river, we can the landscape along the river. Certain stretches of this path are planted with beautiful plants and flowers. This path is also a favourite choice of cycling as the path is generally wide and away from main... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Nothing special about this river. You can do a few boat trips and visit some villages away from the city centre which can be more interesting.

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Newcastle
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Nice long walkway, nice city skyline. You can cross the bridge to the Canton Tower or stay on the northside and visit the GZ museum. The one stand stadium set almost in the water is very cool too. A nice, cheap, healthy activity.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

An important river with neon lights sparkling around, and lots of cruises went on and on. Good for a nice, relaxing walk after a day of busy shopping, but some spots were clogged and polluted.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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260 reviews 260 reviews
55 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Whenever in a city, it is difficult to find a good place to relax and walk around. The only place, if available, is a park. Some what in Guangzhou, you can find a place for a walk and relax, and getting to see life goes by in the city - the Pearl River. In the old part of the city,... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

It s always good to go to a place where we can just observe. The view is beautiful and there are many places to walk around for hours.

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Toronto
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

it's great for leisure walk in Guangzhou. Lots of local doing their social activities like taiji, dance, chess, cards, etc.

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