Shamian Island, Guangzhou

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  • Address: North Bank of Baie Bond, Liwan District, Guangzhou, China
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Tags: Island, Family And Kids, Neighborhoods
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About Shamian Island, Guangzhou

Shamian Island is an island in the Liwan District of Guangzhou city. The island is basically a sandbank and hence, the island's name actually implies "sandy surface" in Chinese. The island is a recorded territory that serves as a serene indication of the provincial European period, with foot parkways flanked by trees and lined by authentic structures in different states of upkeep.

The island has a lot of options for people with regards to hotels, restaurants and visitor shops offering many different kinds of curios and keepsakes. Different bronze statues are scattered around the island which outline life as it was throughout the ancient periods on the island, and from later times.

Since the early 2000s, Shamian Island has become popular due the numerous Western couples who live there while looking to securely adopt Chinese infants and youngsters.

Being prominent as a tourist destination, the island has many markets and shopping zones. People can find different kinds of items but they need to be cautious while shopping as they can easily get ripped off. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Guangzhou itinerary 3 days.

Shamian Island Information

  • The Island is a good to stay for a day or two. There are quite a few hotels here.

How To reach Shamian Island by Public Transport

  • Take bus numbers 823 from Railway station Bus Terminal to City hospital of traditional medicine and then walk a bit or take bus no. 9, 38, 105, 208 etc. to Huangsha Wharf Station.

Restaurants Near Shamian Island

  • Pandan Indonesian Cuisine
  • Buoniorno
  • IL PONTE etc. 

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Things to Know Before Visiting Shamian Island

  • 95% of people who visit Guangzhou include Shamian Island in their plan

  • 21.86% of people start their Shamian Island visit around 4 PM - 5 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Shamian Island

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

90.6% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Shamian Island

People normally club together Ancestral Temple and Temple Of The Six Banyan Trees while planning their visit to Shamian Island.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Shamian Island, Guangzhou Reviews

  • Shamian Island is one of the best tourist attractions in Guangzhou. This island used to be the concessions of the United Kingdom and France, and thereafter it became the site of many consulates. Colonial buildings can be found on every street of Shamian Island, and a lot of photographers visit this historic island.

  • Is a good place to chill and the environment are so different as compared to most place in Guangzhou. Finally to find a unique place for a rest and Orient Express.

  • nice place, lots of photography opportunities. next time I will bring my camera. Easy to get to from MTR yellow line. love the place, will come again.

  • Very unique area with western style of buildings. Green. And you can find Pearl River there

  • Nice part of the China that looks like Europe... Like it

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