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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. See Shamian Island and all Guangzhou has to offer by arranging your trip with our Guangzhou visit planner.
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  • The island is very beautiful. Colonial architecture, many places are similar to European, me a couple places even Minsk recalled in particular the Minsk Art Museum. As well as the architecture is very similar to Latin America. There is Consulate of Poland and once housed the Soviet Consulate. A lot of small architectural forms (sculptures). There is also a space for sports. This is the month where adults enjoy strolling with children, as well as a place where people come to do a photo shoot newlyweds.
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  • It is very famous, but many local people. Many salmon flavor, goes well with the Japanese. Tofu stew and fried rice in Guangzhou.
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  • European Friends are always disappointed because there is nothing left of old China in the big cities. Here you can find some older houses from colonial time between the ugly modern fast build sky cre...  more »

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