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Shamian Island, Guangzhou

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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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  • 遊人很多,但很多拍照位,愛拍照的女生一定喜歡沙面。 踏單車遊此區是不錯的選擇呢! 有一間法國菜(有火車車卡在內)在門口,可以一試,但價錢不便宜的。  more »
  • Went in afternoon/evening for a wander, didn't seem to be much going on but was pleasant enough :) Lots of photo opportunities with slightly strange statues!  more »
  • Shamian island is close to subway station 'Huangsha' Line 1.The island is sort of an oasis, no heavy traffic or a lot of noise, it is as if you have left Guangzhou and entered a different city! The is...  more »