Shamian Island, Guangzhou

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Shamian Island, Guangzhou - Address

Address: North Bank of Baie Bond, Liwan District, Guangzhou, China

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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.

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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Shamian Island, Guangzhou Reviews - Write a Review

  • 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.

  • Popular place for portrait photograpy. There are several great restaurants here, highly recommended.

  • When I first came to China in 2010 I stayed on the island at the white swan hotel. This is a beautiful island that reeks of history. There are curio shops, small hotels, Lucy's restaurant, other restaurant and the best Starbucks in Guangzhou. Every now and again, to get away from the hustle and the bustle of GZ I visit here. It is beautiful and worth the visit. Though on weekends it is full of tourists

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  • Good sense of the colonial heritage of old Guangzhou.

  • I love this place. A piece of colonial Guangzhou

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