Located in central Guangzhou about six kilometres west of the popular Tianhe area, Shamian Island, has a great historic significance since it served as an important port for Guangzhou's foreign trade during Song and the Qing Dynasty. Today it is one of the most popular highlights in the city and offers enjoyable strolls among old European buildings and gardens in a more relaxed and quite atmosphere where the traffic is controlled and with streets that are partly pedestrian only. On the southwest side, there is a line with bars and cafés with views over the Pearl River - a good place to head for when the hunger kicks in. So, come over here when desiring to slow down the pace from the busy city life.
Address: Shamian Island, Guangzhou
More Info: North Bank of Baie Bond, Liwan District
Public Transport: By subway: Take Subway Line 1 to Huangsha station. Get out from Exit F.