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Shamian Island

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About Shamian Island

Shamian is a former concession area and a must-visit attraction in Guangzhou. The area here is not large, but it is full of European traces dating back to the 19th century English-French concession. There are many beautiful and intricate historical buildings, statues, pavilions, flower beds and fountains. Today, Shamian is filled with many cafes, fine dining restaurants and bars, etc. It is a good place to spend your evening.

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  • hi绿野仙踪
    5.0

    We enter from Yuexiu Park Metro Station and take Line 1 to Huangsha Station to begin today's Continental Tour - Shamian. The sand is surrounded by water and connected by four bridges. There are more than 150 European-style buildings on Shamian Island. Among them, 42 are the most exotic European architecture complex in Guangzhou, which have outstanding features of new baroque, imitation Gothic, coupon gallery, neoclassical and Chinese-Western style buildings. Unfortunately, it rained heavily, which affected the photography. Shamian Island in the rain has a hazy beauty. There is also a primary school here, which is catching up with the students after school. I envy these children and see so many beautiful buildings every day. And Shamian Primary School itself is a beautiful building, considered eclectic architecture, also known as the New Baroque. It's like a big European garden full of small castles. The path between each building is surrounded by flowers, grass and trees. From time to time, there are many interesting sculptures. Although this is not a pedestrian street, only the outside streets are open to traffic. The big trees here are basically ancient banyan trees for more than a hundred years. They are lush, vigorous and shady. The air in the rain is especially fresh.

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  • 爱旅行的我
    5.0

    The architecture here is unique, like the embassies of the modern powers. When I really went there, I found that it was really like this. From various sculptures, we can see the differences and evolution between Chinese and Western cultures. Looking at these buildings, we can imagine a historical picture with a sense of time. Here the trees are shady, they are big banyan trees one by one. It has also become a paradise for all kinds of people. It is also a place where wedding photographs are often taken. It is also a place where many foreign friends take their children to sketch. There is also a primary school here. Every morning, there will be an interval gymnastic performance here, which will add to the memories here.

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  • 陌陌熊
    5.0

    Shamian Island gives people the feeling of a reduced version of Gulangyu, with a very petty bourgeoisie and elegant atmosphere. If you find a sunny afternoon, it's a good place to have coffee in a daze. It's very small and can be turned in less than 20 minutes. The outermost part is a cat shit coffee. The roses outside the door are very bright and the pictures are very beautiful. There is a small church inside for visitors. Walking further, there's a Starbucks. Order a cup of coffee, pick a courtyard seat and sit in the sun. If you're hungry, there's a SubWay Subway on the sands, which is exactly the preferred hamburger. Walking on the sandy street, people can not help but imagine, then what kind of life is a picture? Living next to the Pearl River, I went to Shamian Island in the evening. There are not many people on the sand at night. The bright moonlight, the abrupt branches and the illuminated streets are rather mysterious and weird.

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  • Kevylu
    5.0

    Today, I personally think that taking my mother to the sand is one of the most worthwhile places in Guangzhou. Beautiful scenery and delicious food are not to be disappointed. You can be tall or small and fresh. Avoiding the peak of festival crowds, you can find different beauty! Tour the sandy noodles, eat delicious food, walk freely, stroll between the ancient buildings of Cuizhou, feel the compatibility of Western architecture and Lingnan culture.

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  • 奇维塔韦基亚蒂娜
    5.0

    Take the subway to Huangsha Station. It's sandy from the overpass. There are many beautiful buildings in it. They have been taking pictures all the time. Many of them take wedding photos. There is also Shamian Park, next to the Pearl River, many children, Grandpa and Aunt sports, very leisure. There are also Christian churches, greenways, and many banyan trees. They all have a history of hundreds of years.

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  • michelle0519
    5.0

    The sandy landscape of Guangzhou is beautiful. Old buildings with exotic customs, various bronze statues and shady trees attract many people to come and play. Several couples are taking wedding photos. The architectural style of the sandy surface is similar to Gulangyu Island in Xiamen. It is convenient to cross a bridge from Guangzhou Road to the sandy surface.

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  • 大伟大宝
    5.0

    Guangzhou Shamian, a place where people don't want to go when they come. Fangzheng Shamian Island is covered with consulates, banks, foreign banks, dormitories, churches and other European-style buildings built during the British-French Concession in the nineteenth century. It is similar in shape but distinctly different in layout to the buildings on the Shanghai Bund. New Baroque, Gothic, coupon gallery, neoclassical and Chinese-Western style buildings on Shamian Island are the most exotic European architecture complex in Guangzhou, forming a unique "Architectural Museum". If you want to build a villa or a private house in your own home, you'd better visit it first. It's sure that you have your favorite style to use for reference. The island is a paradise for wedding photographers and photographers. There are many bars, teahouses and bookstores with different styles on the island for visitors to be dazed and meditated. In the Christian Church, I listened to the poetry of my fellow Christians and praised God. It was very beautiful. In heaven, I see colorful glass windows. I plan to retire, arrange time, in the warm winter, take LP to live in Guangzhou, walk on Shamian Island, review life, sunshine, daze.

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    Reviewed on 1511471958000
  • joyce1616
    5.0

    From Jiefang Middle Road to "623 Road" by bus, across the footbridge, and then across the river bridge to the sand. Centennial concession area, all exotic buildings, are unique, weekend, many tourists, many people are taking wedding dresses, art photographs. The road is open, the pedestrian street is the main place, beside the foreign houses, the unique banyan trees in Lingnan are very beautiful in the sunshine. It's very suitable for walking, sitting in a daze and drinking a cup of coffee.

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  • Kinoshitalite
    5.0

    Time goes back more than a hundred years. At that time, the sand surface was not called the sand surface. It was called Picuizhou, a sandbar connected with the native land. There were beautiful fishermen's boats. Over the past 30 years, even the well-known White Swan Hotel does not exist, but the reputation of this name in foreign countries has far surpassed that in China. Separated by Sha Ki Chung, this small island has 8 streets and lanes, 3 sides and 5 straight lines. It is a tofu cube beside the hot pot. The area where consulates, churches, banks, post offices, businesses, hospitals, hotels and stadiums are gathered can operate almost independently. In the past, the streets here did not even have a name. People used to call the buildings here by the name of doorplate. What can I do on the sand? Just walk around and look dazed. This kind of literature and art with great connotation is the charm given by the individuality of old Guangzhou. Sand is one of the best places to take photos in Guangzhou. Every day, you can see many new couples taking pictures here. The best time to take pictures is from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The oblique sunlight passes through hundreds of old trees, which is the most suitable way to take photos of buildings and portraits when it sprinkles gently on the old houses. When the sun turns red, you can try to take silhouettes of portraits. The scenes of golden sunshine passing through your hair by the fountain are also very beautiful.

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  • leohlnn
    5.0

    The former airport was the old Baiyun Airport which was built in the 21st year of the Republic of China (1932). In 1963, the name changed to "Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport". (4) On August 5, 2004, the new Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport was officially opened. (3) In February 2015, the third runway of Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport was put into operation. (5) According to the information of August 2017, the airport has three runways and one terminal building, with a long-term plan of five runways and three terminal buildings, 138 passenger seats and 45 cargo seats; the total area of Terminal 1 is 523,000 square meters; the total area of Terminal 2 is 630,000 square meters, which is scheduled to be put into use in early 2018; and it covers more than 200 navigation points worldwide, of which more than 80 are international and regional. More than 40 countries and regions around the world.

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    Reviewed on 1509894876000
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