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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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  • Shamian island can be reached by metro, bus, or ferry. Well, last time I here deliberately take a ferry. It turns out that fun, cheap and quick to. Incidentally penginapanku was in changdi street, close to the harbour crossings (fangcun). The main people visiting Activitas shamian island, is photographs. Many old buildings typical of Europe, as if were in Europe rather than in china. The place is beautiful and pretty spacious if explored by foot. Therefore many also prefer cycling. Meanwhile, motor vehicles are prohibited from entering, unless some way intended to head for the highway. Well, if it's already accomplished touring shamian island, can rest in the park or cafe.
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  • Absolutely beautiful place, tranquil and peaceful. A must if you in the area, just a shame we didnt get more time to explore  more »
  • There are many buildings on the island at the time of the concession, most of them British-style buildings, the island as a return to the past, is definitely a good place to take pictures. All historical buildings have small cards that say what the use of the year is, and it is a treasure-seeking sensation. The transportation is very convenient and there are subway stations in the west. Since all of them are outside the audience, avoid rainy days.
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