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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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  • Lots of greenery, beautiful home in European style, wedding the photoshoot is all Shamian island. People walk, take a rest. Lots of lovely sculptures. On the island is the famous "White Swan", which stopped public persona.
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  • We enjoyed our morning visit to Shamian Island. This part of Guangzhou is really quiet and has some nice historical buildings. Do not miss the Shamian park where locals come to relax, play and enjoy t...  more »
  • We lived in a hotel on the island. Beautiful, quiet place. To find it, you need to get off at Metro stop ' Huangsha (line 1, exit F) and cross the road on overhead transition.
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