Shamian Island

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

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.

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

  • 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.

  • Pandan Indonesian Cuisine
  • Buoniorno
  • IL PONTE etc. 

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  • Shamian Island Address: North Bank of Baie Bond, Liwan District, Guangzhou, China
  • Shamian Island Timing: 24-hrs
  • Shamian Island Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Shamian Island(preferred time): 04:00 pm - 09:00 pm
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  • 95% of people who visit Guangzhou include Shamian Island in their plan

  • 32.8% of people start their Shamian Island visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Shamian Island

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

94.62% 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
  • Good place to stroll. Other than that, nothing much to see around here. Pretty expensive for the food that are sold here. There is a nice garden along the centre of the island. Come here late afternoon for a cooler stroll.

  • This place rocks! Lots of tradition, history and insight. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Beautiful spot in Guangzhou. Take a bike or just stroll around for an afternoon and enjoy the golden hour.

  • Old French & English Building Nice place to relax

  • A small island with some beautiful old buildings and parks. Easy to get to by metro and a good place to spend a few hours wandering around.

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