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Shamian Island

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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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North Bank of Baie Bond, Liwan District, Guangzhou, China
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Can spend 2 hours here and see everything and still enjoy a coffee at Starbucks. Nice architecture but it's very small. Nonetheless worth a visit if you're looking for stuff to do and you enjoy relaxing walks

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank billyodonovan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice quiet area to wander around in. Few cars and lots of colonial buildings. Easy to get to on the metro: line 6, Culture Park.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A refuge from the metropolis of the rest of Guangzhou. It is like a throw back in time. Great restaurants and nice walks.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank andyaW744DZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A gorgeous place to wander and enjoy the locals social scene. The park area is lovely, there is restaurants and cafes dotted around the island and it is clean and well looked after. A stroll through the park next to the pearl river will take...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank chrissieisawesum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very peaceful and beautiful place to visit. Quiet and very walkable. Good for chill out and take photos. Got good cafe and bar.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I prefer this area to stay it is quiet and relaxing. It is easy to walk to restaurants from here. Around this area there also many things of historic interest. It is also worth a visit to the Chinese Medicine centre on Shamian Beijing.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank maitreyaaugusta
Reviewed 18 January 2019 via mobile

A nice reprieve from the busy city buzz, it’s peaceful and laid back and usually not crowded. They maintain gorgeous gardens year-round; you’ll also find a lovely church and a pretty Starbucks on the island. If you’re looking for a good place to stroll around...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 14 January 2019

Once you enter this island, you will become speechless. The colorful gardens are magnificent, Lot of bronze statues located there, Many restaurants and shops are available as well

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mahmoudmelegy
Reviewed 12 January 2019 via mobile

It's a small island circled by the river with western achitectures styles building. A beautiful place that will make you forget that you're actually still in China while you're there.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 889Nat
Reviewed 10 January 2019

Not so big as Shanghai bund, still could see plenty old western style buildings, and some very old trees inside. Some building is now used as Hotel. One more thing I like is the sculptures inside, indicating what is the city like hundurd years ago

Date of experience: November 2018
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15 December 2018|
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Response from MickExplorer | Reviewed this property |
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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.
12 January 2017|
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Response from RoadTrippingWests | Reviewed this property |
The White Swan Hotel has laundry service. It's on the Island.