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For a change, after busy city center

If you want to see how people live these days in China, this might be an interesting place to... read more

Reviewed July 8, 2018
Lodz, Poland
Very Very interesting

Xiaozhou is a small village off Guangzhou central, it has small shops with design-centric themes, a... read more

Reviewed February 18, 2018
Hong Kong, China
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A centuries old now revitalized district with restaurants, galleries and shops about one hour from Sun Yat Sen University by bus. For nearly half a century, Xiaozhou People's Hall has been a national landmark. This community center for cultural...more
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Reviewed July 8, 2018

If you want to see how people live these days in China, this might be an interesting place to visit. At first, this is true, and absolutely, not made for tourists. Narrow streets, forming a maze are not easy to navigate. However, if you go...More

2  Thank pjk226
Reviewed May 15, 2018

This location is probably about 40 minutes outside of downtown Guangzhou, assuming the traffic is decent. The village is a mixture of traditional buildings (homes from past dynasties - where we saw a traditional Chinese opera!), restaurants, shops and produce markets along a small river....More

1  Thank sam c
Reviewed March 16, 2018

It is far from downtown, about a 30-45 min taxi or bus, but well worth a visit. It has many narrow streets filled with old Chinese building, small houses made of oyster shells, coffee shops, bars, restaurants and shops. Though most was closed before lunch...More

1  Thank Stacia R
Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

Such a cute village very authentic. Some chinese restaurants and coffee shops there as well as tourist shops.

1  Thank sw0000
Reviewed February 18, 2018

Xiaozhou is a small village off Guangzhou central, it has small shops with design-centric themes, a chic scene where you can indulge in some coffee, tea or snacks. it is quite unique and you can spend a whole day there. On the way in, you...More

2  Thank tps122663
Reviewed February 17, 2018

We (SWMBO and me) took the No. 45 bus from GuangZou East Bus station to the terminus at the village. Get a seat as it’s a good 30 minutes trip, buses leave every ten minutes and the journey is 2 Yuan. It’s a fascinating ride...More

2  Thank Douglas M
Reviewed January 30, 2018

if u like to live here, u need know how come here. there are many restaurants, store,shop, hotel ,river and chicken . if u feeling tired . let sit chair to share a nice day.

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Reviewed December 15, 2017 via mobile

As we stay at a hotel off the Guangzhou East station, it was easy to hop onto the bus #45 at the bus terminus (following an earlier post). The village is at the other end of the line. To get to the arts shops, etc,...More

1  Thank WengKeeLeong
Reviewed June 1, 2017

Just like the hutongs in Beijing, this village is certainly another great place to explore, you feel like if you're in a narrow forbidden town like in forbidden city in Beijing! Overall, it grants me the sense to want to escape. However, there are flags...More

Thank Laxiaozi08200912
Reviewed April 6, 2017

This village is like an escape to the countryside and just an hour bus from downtown. I suggest coming as early as possible to avoid the crowds. Walking around the old village and seeing the old buildings, including some old temples, is pretty cool. There...More

1  Thank Calvin C
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