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Address: North Bank of Baie Bond, Liwan District, Guangzhou, China
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Phone Number: 862081217557
12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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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Take a stroll around this quaint piece of history.

The island is very walk able with nice architecture and loads of history. Its more western than the rest of Guangzhou.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Paul E
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The island is very walk able with nice architecture and loads of history. Its more western than the rest of Guangzhou.

Thank Paul E
Bentonville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amys Place and a Gift For Orphans were both fun Stores. Use the Restrooms in the White Swan, though that was a bit crowded for me. I would not want to stay at that hotel as it is a real tourist attraction. But, it is fun to walk around lobby and see the pretty things they have

Thank Pat H H
Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a bit overrated. It was not that european. The whole island is not fully pedestrianized so you should be careful of cars passing thru. The whole island feels new and lacks sould and character

Thank Glenn V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Escape from the hurly-burly and use the Metro to travel to this peaceful oasis which features French and British early 20 Century architecture. The island is divided by a leafy avenue featuring at regular intervals quaint sculptures. Along the way you will see a beautiful Catholic Church, Our Lady of Lourdes, another interesting piece of architecture.

1 Thank 30carat
Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

European-esque buildings; A popular place for the locals to do their exercises; Possibly a good place to take photos; Somewhat dirty but still acceptable.

Thank Kok Hao L
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved Shamian Island for the history. Buildings are maintained from their original construction and is very different than the rest of the city. Easy to get to by cab, or by bus. Island is about 4 blocks by 6 blocks, and is easy to walk around. Could be difficult to get a cab off the island so keep your... More 

1 Thank RoadTrippingWests
Kristiansand, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The colonial style houses are nice and the area is kept very clean and accessible, nice for a stroll. Just across the bridge you get to the traditional medicine market which is very interesting and a complete contract.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An island across the Pearl river, nice and quiet atmosphere: no cars, relatively no crowds even on weekends. Beatiful historical buildings all have descriptions now occupied by government offices, trees, flowers and intricate sculpters of people make it a pretty suitable place for taking pictures. That is why the island is so loved by just married (or soon married?) couples,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Near to mtr, walk over to overhead bridge. Nice cozy place with colonial buildings, near the river too. Didnt see any makan or selling drinks!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed the atmosphere, natural environment and old style buildings on the easter half of the island but not the other half which was added on with modern style building.

Thank prasast

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