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Shamian Island, Guangzhou

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#1 of 371 in Parks in Guangdong
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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  • Came for an afternoon walk to enjoy the local scenery, comprised mainly of mansions, former embassy buildings, restaurants, cafes, and lots of bronze statues, We stopped at one of the cafes, and had.....  more »
  • Visiting the main walkways through Shamian Island has a similar feeling to that of a walk in a lovely, relaxing park atmosphere - very nice! The beautiful tree-lined streets are wide and clean, and.....  more »

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