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Shamian Island, Guangzhou
(4.1/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
Wander the quiet streets and pedestrianized lanes of Shamian Island to glimpse one of the province's finest remaining clusters of European colonial architecture. Beginning in the 18th century, merchants and traders from France, Great Britain, United States, Germany, and elsewhere in the West built mansions and residences along the shore, leaving behind an indelible mark on the area's architectural heritage. Explore tree-lined avenues and you'll find an array of grand European-style buildings, as well as numerous lush gardens, fountains, and squares. Keep an eye out for the plaques that adorn many of the more notable buildings and offer insightful information about the structure's history and construction date. Work out when and for how long to visit Shamian Island and other Guangzhou attractions using our handy Guangzhou trip itinerary maker.
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  • The building can feel the different cultures and that of Guangzhou. However basically the foreigners will enjoy the long days, not the 2-3 hours is sufficient as a walk. In some places Wedding couples photo shoot.
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  • As we live in a country with Victorian and Georgian architecture, we were not that blown away by the buildings.it is a lovely sunday afternoon stroll and loads of families visit the island. The bridge...  more »
  • Lovely to walk around this area admiring the buildings. Quite a peaceful area to visit. Spent a while in a little shop sampling local teas before deciding which one to buy!