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Guangzhou Library, Guangzhou

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Admire the eight-story modern glass and stone structure of Guangzhou Library, an enormous open-stack library. Built on a contemporary downtown square by the Pearl River, the library boasts over 3 million books, audio-visual and digital resources, and 500 public computers. With much social space, the interior fosters both learning and exchange. Browse through some books, or take one of the 4,000 seats to read. Head to the top floor for a selection of international publications and a cafe. The area around the library makes for a great stroll and has become a popular relaxation zone for locals. With our custom trip planner, Guangzhou attractions like Guangzhou Library can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • One of the highlights of Guangzhou's new architectural gems, the library is as impressive inside as it is from the outside. Not much to see other than books, but it should be a stop for anyone interes...  more »
  • Is a library, I think that the mas grande que vi... and modern! It is located near the Tower of canton (a one block) so to tour this area (the most beautiful) is a forced stop.
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  • Modern architecture that you can visit, this library let a little dreamy and astonish those who still think that China is years behind us. A rather dark. The Park of the Pearl River being quite dark and the view of the illuminated Canton Tower will leave you an unforgettable memory.
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  • The design of the building is beautiful. They have a awesome collection of books and I used to borrow things from here quite often. It is a good place to read and study. Since it's a favorite place where lots of students turn to, it could be pretty packed sometimes. I'd like to check the books out and sit in a nearby cafe. Also the air con freezes me. Location is pretty convenient! It is interconnected to the metro and malls, no trouble to get to even on a rainy day!
  • Guangzhou Library is a great place. I have visited this library to borrow books many times. At weekends, it may be crowded and noisy. But from Monday to Friday, except close-up at Wednesday, this is a quiet place to read. It's efficient and convenient because almost everything can be done on machines. This also is the held place for some cultural exhibitions that related closely to the Canton history or something else. It is worthy to take a short time to enjoy. Many restaurants locate nearby.
  • Beautiful place, and they have numerous kinds of books
  • Beautiful building with a great library for all ages inside.
  • Nice place to go

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