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Address: Xiaozhou Village, Haizhu District, Guangzhou 510320, China
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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A centuries old now revitalized district with restaurants, galleries and...

A centuries old now revitalized district with restaurants, galleries and shops about one hour from Sun Yat Sen University by bus.

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Fasinating place to wander around

We visited on a Sunday & initially found the arts center. This is new I think, with lots of small spaces, and collections of paintings and sculptures. There was a noticeable... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 23, 2016
angolasue
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We visited on a Sunday & initially found the arts center. This is new I think, with lots of small spaces, and collections of paintings and sculptures. There was a noticeable emphasis on Bruce Lee & Kung Fu. We didn't find it especially inspiring to be honest. We realized that we hadn't found the village we were looking for &... More 

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Toa Payoh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Good place to wander around, with little art studios, little cafes, and a big part still pretty local. There's pottery making, leather craft, and many little designers in those alleys. Dont expect fancy or upscale, as it is local, and pretty old-school in many ways. We hired a bike and cycled all the way from Guan Zhou station ( Line... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

went there because of all the nice pictures I saw on the web. The village is falling apart, no water on the canals, bars shut down, all the nice pictures belong to the past. I did no take 1 picture once there.

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Thank Annamaria F
Guangzhou, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2016

A great place for a weekend walk and visit many small craft shops and cafes. very relaxing and experience OLD GUANGZHOU culture, architecture and some modern cafe style foods.

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2 Thank Chris R
Hong Kong, China
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14 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2015

part of the villages are under renovation. me and my friend visited this village during the weekdays, most of the artists' studios were closed, some nice cafes did open though, but the housing there are congested to each other and it is not a good place for wandering around.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2015

Depending on your interest and willingness to get lost you could probably spend 1/2-1 day here wandering around. If you are coming from GZ East Station you can take bus number 45 directly to the last stop and you will be right at the entrance for Xiaozhou. Signage is iffy, the friend I went with has been there twice now... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is an old village which hosts many local art galleries and workshops. It is surrounded by canal and many small cafe outlets. If you are foodie adventurer, try out some of the home cooked dishes in restaurants along alleys of this village. A good place for half or 1 day weekend outing with family and friends.

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1 Thank ryanteo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

One day journey in the village with a few friends. We saw that the village was on the list of places to see in Guangzhou so just hopped in a bus to get there. We first had some difficulties to get inside the village... Found the map and finally got inside. The village was kind of a mess on the... More 

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Thank Carole C
Guangzhou, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

A cute little artist/hipster/canto maze of a town. An easy 30-40 min bus ride from Tianhe. Set amongst canals and surrounded by orchids. Small cafes, restaurants-friendly and more relaxed than Guangzhou's concrete high rises and shopping malls. Definitely a must visit if you have a spare 3-4 hours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

I was lucky enough to be invited to exhibit art in this incredible artist village. It is like a portal back in time with narrow, interesting alleyways, delicious restaurants that are super cheap, outdoor markets, and the daily life of artists and workers. This is a treasure of authenticity and still functions to provide a space for new artists to... More 

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