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Shawan Ancient Town
Guangzhou Top 1 in Ancient Towns and Villages

887 Reviews
Ancient Settlement
Liked by 41
Closed Open from 1/1-12/31,9:00am-5:30pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1 day
Address: 64 Daxiangchong Road, Shawan Town, Panyu District, Guangzhou City
Phone: 020-84738988

What people are saying:

The core area of Shawan after careful construction is completely new, which not only retains the original quaint flavor of the ancient town, but also presents a brand-new visual feeling. The whole block is neat and orderly, complete facilities and reasonable layout. The core area has built 10 exhibition halls with distinct themes, including Shawan Zongtang Cultural Exhibition Hall (Liu Gengtang), He Yulin Memorial Hall, Guangdong Music Memorial Hall (San Gong Hall), etc., which show the magnificent Zongtang culture, clan culture, architecture culture, agriculture culture, Folk literature and art, fully show Shawan ancient town style and rich historical cultural heritage.

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TripAdvisor(56 reviews)TripAdvisor
4.3/5Very Good
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  • 687yvettes

    Amazingly Awesome Afternoon in this Ancient Village

    So very pleased to find this "ancient village". Easy to access, having different gates. The map provided gives you a great layout of the place. A very pleasant and enjoyable atmosphere whilst walking ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1596901267000+0800)/
  • Iness18
    Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom

    Well worth a visit

    Well worth a visit!Fantstic getaway, easy to reach by public transport. Place really feels like a different world. Lovely historical buildings, well preserved.

    Reviewed on /Date(1577900657000+0800)/
  • Ivan Z
    Ivan Z
    Beograd, Srbija

    A bit of history

    You can’t see much while walking down the narrow streets of Shawan but it is very good to replace crazy GZ with ancient village for just a couple of hours. Oyster shell house was a really cool thing t...

    Reviewed on /Date(1572657362000+0800)/
  • InnaYYZ

    Beautiful ancient village

    I most enjoyed walking on the narrow side street, many of which have small shops selling a variety of goods. The oyster shell buildings were the most awesome for me to view. Well worth a visit, but ca...

    Reviewed on /Date(1566129162000+0800)/
  • Mrs Ivy Xiuli L
    Mrs Ivy Xiuli L

    old town

    It was a trip for CantonFair, and some factories visit for business. so I add half a day visit to this old town. it is about an hour and half form town. I like the graceful surrounding. Is like in mov...

    Reviewed on /Date(1558880013000+0800)/

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Additional Information


Shawan Ancient Town was built in the Song Dynasty and is a perfectly preserved by part of Panyu district. The town has a number of ancient buildings from the Ming and Qing Dynasties and the Chinese Republican eras, al of which fully represent the Lingnan style. The clam shell walls and ear houses are all characteristic of the style, while Cheong Street has been inhabited by famous families throughout history. It is a perfect destination no matter what your interest. There are several famous, impressively designed, ancient ancestral halls in this ancient town. Of course, there is no lack of special snacks available in Shawan, not the least of which is the specialty Jiangmainai.
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