Shamian Island (Shamian Dao)

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Guangzhou, China

Shamian Island (Shamian Dao) Guangzhou Reviews

wilson0211 wilson02…
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Leafy boulevards and wedding gowns Mar 03, 2013
Stopped in Guangzhou for a couple of days after a hectic week of planes,trains and boats. Shamian Island is on the banks of the Pearl River in the Liwan District of Guangzhou (OK, had to look that bit up)I went here on both days just to wander around and admire the old colonial buildings, walk down leafy lanes and enjoy lunch and a coffee in the park.

Although it doesn't take long to wander around the whole area I found it nice to escape the traffic (although no motor bikes here! :))and people watch in the sunshine.

It also seems to be a popular place for wedding shoots, I saw at least three different "couples" striking endless poses around the area although I noticed that it was more of a fashion shoot as the couples kept rushing off to a van around each corner to change attire! Crazy!

If you find yourself stuck for something to do for an afternoon I would recommend a relaxing visit and a coffee!
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Johnpro Johnpro
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The Aristocratic Neighborhood ! Aug 05, 2010
Nothing amazing nothing strange , just a small tour with old English houses and buildings .

Aristocratic Neighborhood with many experience brands about clothes and cosmetics , where you can found that everywhere !

The architectonic of the building are the old English style , the streets more close to the English culture .As it was a neighborhood from the English territory and the houses was from merchants and governmental .

Many restaurants , pubs and coffee shops around the area .

Very nice park near the Pearl River and quiet nice area .

Just kill the time that's all but if you want something European you can visit it !

Some photos upload to have a view !
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