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Shamian Island

Open Now: 12:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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North Bank of Baie Bond, Liwan District, Guangzhou, China
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The old European buildings are pretty, however, poorly maintained and there are no real shops, businesses and people inside these buildings, rendering these buildings as ‘lifeless’ which is a real pity. The statues are also not well-maintained. Over-rated and a popular site for taking pictures,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MaeMaeJLim
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We enjoy peaceful and relaxing moments here. Nice place for photo shoot. Away from the hustle and busy city.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank putrimaryam
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

For those who are interested in colonial houses, this will be the place. A pleasant place to take a walk, to see how the colonial houses have been converted.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Chinsfurrie
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very green and can see the bank of Pearl River. Nice place to take picture. We had lunch at Jade River Restaurant inside the White Swan Hotel: A one star Michelin restaurant in Shamian Island, tasted the sunflower chicken. The price to pay is exactly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MANDACHEN
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place is beautiful with plants, flowers , buildings and the environment is relaxing too. The locals visit this place so we had opportunities to observe and interact with some.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Low K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easily accessible fm Shifu area. 15 mins walk. Worth visiting indeed. Historic. Good architecture of that time. Excellent for all visitors.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hsf2001
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner good seafood restaurant the cooking was delicious. Prices are reasonable. Lots of dishes to choose from the menu.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bengbeng0
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cool park with a damn beautiful Starbucks. Easy to go but only a simple park with good photo taking site!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Shawrac
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rarely in Guangzhou would you see buildings with European architecture. The streets of Shamian Island are clean, scenic, and great if you want to take gram-worthy photos. If you're in Guangzhou, I definitely wouldn't give this place a miss. If you're here in the afternoon...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank normankaimeng
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the Metro Line 1 to Huangsha station exit F and crossed the busy road via the pedestrian overpass. Shamian Island was a former sandbank that was separated from the mainland by a man-made canal. Now it is a quiet little island to explore...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Johnmagfam
December 15, 2018|
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Response from jussitrissanen | Reviewed this property |
Shamian Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, its catholic Diocese.
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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.
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Gibbsystravels
January 12, 2017|
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Response from RoadTrippingWests | Reviewed this property |
The White Swan Hotel has laundry service. It's on the Island.
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