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Pearl River (Zhujiang)

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Address: Guangzhou, China
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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Also known as the Guangdong and Canton river, the Pearl River is the third...

Also known as the Guangdong and Canton river, the Pearl River is the third largest river in China. It is called Pearl River, because it has a stone island resembling a huge pearl. A cruise along the Pearl River in Guangzhou City has become a must for tourists.

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$72*
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Pearl River Night Cruise in Guangzhou
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$49*
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Pearl River Night Cruise in Guangzhou with Private Transport
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Long Queue to get on, but worth seeing. The Boats were amazingly lit up. The Trip could have done with being longer to take the appreciation of everything going on. Less may... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Camborne, United Kingdom
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Camborne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Long Queue to get on, but worth seeing. The Boats were amazingly lit up. The Trip could have done with being longer to take the appreciation of everything going on. Less may ave been more on this trip!

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Did a one hour night boat ride. The changing lights on the buildings were magnificent especially the Canton tower.

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Thank Jastogo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The river cruise boat I boarded was of Chinese mansion design. Food was not very filling but the scenario was fantastic. The summer afternoon was extremely humid. When the sun sets however, the lights of the sky turn magical and as the buildings light up for the night, the view becomes breathtaking. Don't miss this part of the city.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Guagnzhou, do walk up to the riverfront. Take a ferry ride along the Pearl River, which goes under 5 bridges lit up to delight cruise revellers. The cruise takes one past the Guangzhou tower is lights up in an array of beautiful colours past sunset. The riverfront also gives one an insight into the life of... More 

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Thank richasarma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is ships service that you can take and sit in to view the scenery around the river. At night when all the lights are on, the scenery is so beautiful. The ship will go around the river and it costs 1 hour 15 min each turn. It worth to get on the ship to enjoy the night view.

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Thank Wei J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This river is next to Canton tower.You can visit the Canton tower in the evening go up have a good day night view of the city.Go along the river in the tram the metro day pass can be used in the tram.Then go for a walk along the river and finish with a river cruise. An ideal way to spend... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

well maintained river side and must try morning walk its will be excellent experiance and river cruise in evening

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place for a walk after dinner,bridge lightup is beautiful.From the hotel i stayed,nice view.Can take boat ride if you like.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you visit Quangzhou, don't miss the Pearl River night cruise, this is a must visit spot in Quangzhou. The night cruise let you have a amassing night of Quangzhou, you can see the beautiful bridges, the building that are lit up in the river with the light and the Canton Tower keep changing the colours, that will impress everyone.... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pearl river has a lot of history and it's very pretty at night, you should take a look at it if you have some free time. There are better places to visit but you are stock for a long time in Guangzhou then this is a nice choice to go for

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