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I stayed on Shamian Island for about three days and enjoyed the atmosphere and the amenities. It's like taking a trip into the past. The statues in the streets help to invoke the past and project into the future. This was an island retreat for...More
Shiamian Island has a long history associated with it. Shamian Island, previously known as Zhongliusha or Shicuizhou in the Liwan District of Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province. The island's name literally means "sandy surface" in Chinese. Surrounded by water. The Qing government had given the island...More
Only one other review stated this but ALL OF SHAMIAN IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION. I mean ALL of it. You can’t walk anywhere and basically no photos. It’s LOUD, it’s dirty, and frankly it’s a waste of time. wear closed toed shoes if you MUST go....More
To some degree this is a sad area. It is a reminder of the French and English who tried dominating China in years gone past. Nice area for a morning or afternoon. Lots of cafes and restaurants. The Starbucks is in one of the historical...More
Shamian island was originally the place were the foreign legations were alowed to settle and therefore some gone-by-era ambience remains there. The building of the Starback caffe of Shamian for example is the mos beatiful I´ve ever seen
The history behind the island is interesting and there are some beautiful buildings. So many of the buildings are being renovated that it’s difficult to see them. There are bicycles for hire but unless you have the Chinese accounts you are unable to rent them.