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Pearl River (Zhujiang)

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Address: Guangzhou, China
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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 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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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Kaiping, China
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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 26 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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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
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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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Went on the 8pm cruise which was great as the tower and surrounding building were lit up so got some great photos. The cruise takes around 70 minutes. I chose the top deck which was open air and I think this was the best experience as you got a great view. Tea and fruits were included in the ticket price.There... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Most major cities grow up alongside rivers and Guangzhou is one of them. Instead of taking metro to get around, I decided to walk south many blocks from where I was staying, towards the Pearl river. I passed by many interesting streets full of wonderful restaurants, past dried food businesses that were located all in one area, past a very... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

My husband and I both walked along the River during the day from one end of the city to the next, exploring eateries and attractions along the way and did a sunset river cruise. The 60 minute Pearl River Night Cruise was one of my favorite things to do, especially given the diverse beautify of architecture along the Pearl River,... More 

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Yerevan, Armenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

River is nice if you want you can have trip on a boat it will cost you about 20$ per person but time is until 8 after it port is going to be closed, near river you can find nice restaurant where you can choose fish,crocodile,and other sea food fresh, they will cook in front of you,

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Address: Guangzhou, China
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Guangdong  >  Guangzhou

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