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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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Great place to shop, eat, and stroll

Shamian Island is a beautiful place to visit to shop, eat, and stroll. The architecture is simply stunning and the open spaces with lush vegetation makes the place almost... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Stephanie W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Shamian Island is a beautiful place to visit to shop, eat, and stroll. The architecture is simply stunning and the open spaces with lush vegetation makes the place almost whimsical. Many places to shop are around you. You can barter with some owners. There are some places to eat. We found the local Starbucks to be one of the nicest... More 

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Ravensdale, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The old Embassy district is full of European delights. For us westerners it seems like a touch of home. Coffee shops, restaurants, strolling under the trees, it all makes a nice afternoon, and a get away from the traffic and noise of Guangzhou. But on Sunday, this place is like a photoshoot out of Bride Magazine. Every bride in GZ... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Here easy to come by metro or car ... Parking available but arriving time before 10:00am. Then you can enjoy nature, architecture, peace and zen on all pedestrian streets. Enjoy each moment and finish by the best French restaurant in Guandong : Orient Express. So nice and breathtaking. Even the Starbuck's building is a must see. Enjoy by day and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We ventured here as we had some time to spare - beautiful shady tree lined streets and interesting old buildings. It's beautifully manicured and there were lots of families out enjoying the weekend sun. There is a few shops but most seemed quite expensive after other places we've been. They have a Starbucks, which is expensive by Chinese standards but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Shamian is a small island of historic significance because of its connection to European colonisation and trade. Its a bit of a trip across town from the new centre of Guangzhou but worth it. You can walk around the whole island in a short time, and it has too much cheap tourist merchandise and fast food, but if you can... More 

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Thank Tonybuts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most of the buildings were built during the period where the Europeans had a lot of influence on the Chinese culture, so you see a lot of that. There's also a lot of bronze statues showing the period of change (clothing, activities, dresses) happening in China during that time. There's 5 parallel streets to venture into to check out.

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Thank Annie K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The buildings are beautiful, well at least the ones that are being maintained - which is the majority of them. The greenways are very pretty. There is a nice area to walk by the river. The only thing that was very annoying was there were 7 couples that I counted taking wedding photos, so some of the places I would... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Guangzhou is not a touristy city to enjoy but business oriented. However, Shamian Island a a decent place to visit to kill some time and buy souvenirs, if you happen to be in Guangzhou you must visit this place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tranquil. Peaceful. Real. It's truly an oasis in the crazy busy GZ. My 68/74 years old parents enjoyed the quietness of Shamian tremendously. Mom would like to stay at the White Swan next time instead of in Tianhe just to be in Shamian. It's a very lived in neighbourhood, not a 'Disneyfied' theme park (I surely hope they will keep... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in the afternoon on a weekend. There were some people but not crowded at all. I had a enjoyable walk among this area. There's plenty of trees and resting area for people to chat and rest. I had a coffee at Starbucks there. It must have been the best looking Starbucks in China. Moist buildings are old European... More 

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