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Shamian Island

North Bank of Baie Bond, Liwan District, Guangzhou, China
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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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  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
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North Bank of Baie Bond, Liwan District, Guangzhou, China
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Leisurely walk with plenty of sculptures to appreciate and take photos with. A must-see in Guangzhou. Don't miss it!

Thank Madam H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here before on a previous trip to China, but I didn't take too much notice, as we were in the area at a "famous" restaurant known for it's whole pigeon, and I left too full to be fully aware or care about my...More

Thank ReviewChimp
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked along the waterfront and really enjoyed the day. Many statues are placed around the island with great architecture from days gone by. Several stores around to buy snacks.

Thank T S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A place must visit if visiting Guangzhou. There have beautiful garden and Starbuck Coffee there. We were so relax sitting there enjoy the view and have a good coffee. But is a bit crowded.

Thank Qiqi2712
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This part of town has a very different atmosphere from the rest of the city. Nice to check out in 30-60 minutes. There are ferries stopping east from Shamian Island. For 2 RMD take line 2 for a scenic trip to Canton tower

Thank MarijnHG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a place that is out of place! So many different influences in architecture, food etc. Even my Chinese wife felt like she was not in China! This is a must see! Its not big so plan on a 3/4 day.

Thank trunorth2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't think this place worth a special visit from a distant hotel, but if you stay nearby this island is a nice place to walk.

Thank Alexey A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you expect the nostalgic quaintness of Xiamen's idyllic Gulangyu with its musical ambience and good seafood, you'll be sorely disappointed at these dilapidated remnants of the European enclave that marked the demands of the colonial powers to have a special zone of their own...More

2  Thank Bluesphynx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting history and peaceful place to stroll around, lots of brides being photographed! Go for a drink after to the White Swan Inn , fabulous long bar overlooking the Pearl River.

Thank holidaytragic
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice for a walk, in the winter this place makes me think a bit of my home. Quite European style environment and cosy. I love going for a coffee at Starbucks there.

1  Thank petralian
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Anna M
June 26, 2017|
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Response from Donald F | Reviewed this property |
Many shops near the White Swan Hotel on Shamian Island. Don't purchase at the shops inside the hotel, as the prices are outrageous.
January 12, 2017|
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Response from Vlady C | Reviewed this property |
Where does one do Chinese laundry in China? Tough question to answer.
January 12, 2017|
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Response from noorar744 | Reviewed this property |
Shamian island itself is so small so maybe look around nearby. Sorry, can't help more:)
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