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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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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
Description:

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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A unique enclave in this massive city

We took 1/2 day trip to Shamian Island. Lovely historical architecture( British/French inspired) in the middle of Guangzhou. Landscaping is amazing- a great place to stroll... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place to visit. European architecture and a very clean environment. Good view of the river from here

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Thank Simonfss
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are from Europe or have been to Europe, there is nothing to shout about this place. There are just some old European styled buildings here. If you are here in China/Guangzhou to absorb Chinese/Cantonese culture, you can skip this place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took 1/2 day trip to Shamian Island. Lovely historical architecture( British/French inspired) in the middle of Guangzhou. Landscaping is amazing- a great place to stroll, people watch. Lots of local eateries and shopping available. Spend sometime here- it's a great respite from the hustle of Guangzhou proper.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a peaceful experience to visit this exotic island with so many old trees and buildings around. Strolling around the streets there was very comfortable, especially in the afternoon. When coming to the moment with sunset, the island was more fab than the ordinary times. There are many exits to get to the Shamian Island from Metro Huangsha Stop,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to relax with friends and family although can be extremely busy during the Chinese holiday period and at weekends. Recommend to visit midweek if possible. Good cultural and historical experience with many colonial style buildings.

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Thank David L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On one of our sightseeing trips we were taken to the Shamian Island. It was helpful that our translator was eager to tell us of the history of the things we saw. There were several shops as well as local vendors selling items. Most were reasonably priced and not too pushy. One of our daughters has blonde hair and blue... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over the years, I’ve taken numerous strolls on Shamian Island in the Liwan District of Guangzhou City. This 0.3 square kilometre sandbank island (which is approximately 900m from east to west and 300m from south to north) houses many historic European-type exotic buildings, cafes, restaurants, bars, unique shops, winding roads and walkways, lots of beautiful trees, lush vegetation, lots of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed on shamian island, which felt like a different world compared to the hustle and bustle of Guangzhou. Lovely buildings and greenery. Nice to just walk around.

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Thank Jonbee01
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was like travelling back in time visiting Shamian Island. The old buildings were beautiful to see. It was also interesting reading the history on the many placards.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As an architect, this was one of the place I chose to go while i was in Guangzhou, could sum up with a short sentence by saying this is somehow " A beautiful place with a unique history ".

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