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I really fell in love with Shamian Island because it was simply such a picturesque place, everything is so calm and beautiful here! What caught my attention was the Satrbucks establishment that looked like a fancy manor, so I got myself a hot chocolate and...More
If you are just looking for a quiet stroll in a park to view older colonial architecture then it is worth the trip. Not much to do here, a few benches and beautiful trees. I would not trek across the city, but if you are...More
This is a small area of land next to Pearl river. This land was occupied by the British and the French. They continued to occupy this island even after China has freed itself from the colonial powers.Finally, after they moved out, the Chinese Government maintained...More
Shamian Island used to be a European enclave which is demonstrated by the European architecture across the island. I enjoyed walking around the island, looking at the buildings, exploring the park and watching the buildings light up on the bridge.
I'd recommend a short visit...More
Seems a lot of Chinese cities have these areas with colonial / western architecture. Compared to what you'd find in, say, Shanghai, this one is a smaller but also much more relaxed and peaceful. Worth an afternoon stroll.
The architecture on the island is nice and the neighbourhood is quiet. Eventhough it was not exactly the big highlight for us but if we would have 2 hours of time to dispose we would come again for a relaxed walk. In a historic context...More
Beautiful and historic, this was my favorite part of Guangzhou visit. We just strolled around the old streets and relaxed. The weather wasn't too hot either which added to the enjoyable experience. It's a nice free attraction if you like history, architecture or if you...More
My hubby and I visited Shamian on a Sunday. It reminded me of the Spaniard, French arquitectural buildings you find in Europe, some States in the US and in the Caribbean. Many of the establishments (restaurants and stores) were closed because it was Sunday. Strolled...More
We stopped by after hearing about this area of town from plenty of other folks.
We took a cab over from our hotel- roughly 15 minutes - and walked around for about 2 hours. Even at 9 am in the summer, it’s hot! We went...More