Pearl River (Zhujiang), Guangzhou

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Take a ride on Pearl River (Zhujiang) as it flows through Guangzhou, gaining sights of the city from this section of the third-longest river in the country. Snap photos of the modern urban area as you cross the wide expanse in a water taxi, or arrange to join one of the many river cruises and work your way through the main attractions on each side. Both riverbanks boast some of the city's livelier bars and restaurants, with portions also marked by scenic promenades. Plan your Pearl River (Zhujiang) visit and explore what else you can see and do in Guangzhou using our Guangzhou day trip planner .
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  • It is nice view at day time and enjoy the wind. Several seafood restaurant located along the river .Order a pot of tea with one seafood dish .At night time i took the sightseeing cruise. I took the to...  more »
  • We stayed nearby at Holiday Inn Shifu. They recommend you buy your evening Cruise Tickets early, because the boats are always booked out. So we got 1 hour Cruise Tickets from the "GZ Star" - price was...  more »
  • Guangzhou was once China's maritime link to the Silk Road, this tech and manufacturing hub in the Pearl River Delta has grown to become the country's third-largest city. The Pearl River flows through ...  more »

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