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Address: North Bank of Baie Bond, Liwan District, Guangzhou, China
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Phone Number: 862081217557
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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This lovely, tree-lined neighborhood bordering the Pearl River was once...

This lovely, tree-lined neighborhood bordering the Pearl River was once home to foreign merchants, and today is a laid-back area ideal for strolling or stopping for a meal or cup of tea.

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nice place to visit

Shaman Island is one of my favourites places in Guangzhou with old European architecture, embassies, couples talking wedding photos and nice scenery. Good place to be in Guangzhou

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
neynavip
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Guangzhou, China
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Guangzhou, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Shaman Island is one of my favourites places in Guangzhou with old European architecture, embassies, couples talking wedding photos and nice scenery. Good place to be in Guangzhou

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to venture out and explore Shamian Island. It's very peaceful & clean. It has the largest Starbucks I've ever been to. Would like to go back to see more during daylight.

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Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It's almost a walking tour around amidst the buildings erected for use by the Westerners during its heyday. It has now been converted for other use & it tells of the place during their prime controls the export of slavery & also import of opium into China. Many bronze figures around and some had a story behind its purpose

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have ever sern a Spanish ramblas, French square, English Park or German shopping street, don't botter going here. There is much more interesting stuff in Guangzhou than this for Europeans! For Asian people thus can be different off course...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a really beautiful and historical place. It's peace and silent place but will get crowded during the weekend, cuz many people will take wedding photos there. Unlike the Starbucks in the central city, the one inside is quite a great place to relax.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed this part of China more than any other! There were local Chinese dancing near the river and enjoying retired life. This is such a neat island!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The island is full of old buildings and nice streets. I loved it and I had the chance to see the old city a little bit. Once in the island, you forget guangzhou, the huge megacity with all the skyscrapers and endless highways. If you visit guangzhou I consider this definitely a must-see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a must see in Guangzhou - stay there if you can , calm and unique , check out the institute of chinese medicine and the vegetarian restaurant

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a small island with Western buildings left from French and English concessions of the 1800. You can walk along the river, you can eat probably one of the best Thai food in town at Cow & Bridge. There are still many consulates and if i am not wrong, white swan hotel is there. A lovely place to relax far... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My business partner brought me here for lunch and I had the opportunity to do some walk around before another meeting. I really enjoyed the architecture here. Among the very typical Chinese-city feel surrounding Shamian Island, in this cluster, you find some colonial buildings nestled among the older part of Guangzhou. Wish I had more time to spend exploring this... More 

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