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Address: Xiaozhou Village, Haizhu District, Guangzhou 510320, China
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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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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Good for 1/2 day or day

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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1 Thank Chris R
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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Thank chloechow
casa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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1 Thank inasianow
Guangzhou, China
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590 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 422 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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Thank Adhamhm
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5 of 5 stars 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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2 Thank Philip R
Macau, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Xiaozhou village is a fantastic activity for anyone interested in wondering around a smaller artsy/bohemian type village filled with cafes & artisans shops – it’s actually a village within the more modern part of a local town; actually a part of south GZ city and, it’s so easy to get to by bus, you’ll want to go back for more.... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful places in Guangzhou. You can find artisans of all kind and its crooked streets are awesome. You truly have the feeling of walking through tradtional China. I suggest stopping by Pin Café. The owner, Lucy, is a very interesting woman with a lot of stories to tell about China. All food is so... More 

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