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Pearl River (Zhujiang): Tours & Tickets

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Also known as the Guangdong and Canton river, the Pearl River is the third largest river in China. It is called Pearl River, because it has a stone island resembling a huge pearl. A cruise along the Pearl River in Guangzhou City has become a must...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I watched the spectacular light show from both sides of the Pearl River. It was a great celebration of China's 70th birthday. The streets were crowded on both sides of the river.

Date of experience: September 2019
44  Thank KodoDrummer
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a wonderful night cruise on the Pearl River. Very comfortable cruise boat, with great views from the outdoor deck. Service was very good and the city at night was lovely to see from the River.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Kim H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is not The Bund, Shanghai Only a small proportion of the modern blocks on the north bank Jane significant interesting lighting Amd only the Canton tower adds to this on the south And the southern side walkway is quite basic, with no amenities

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank PipPaul W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is really not much in terms of "thing to do" for a river. Strolling along its banks is nice between the Canton Tower and the Shamian island; very colorful because bridges change colour all the time.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank TravelingCat22
Reviewed 14 September 2019

We took the subway to Canton Tower and started our walk from there. With our 24 hrs subway pass at 20 yuan each, we could also ride the Guangzhou Tram and its terminal station is at Canton Tower. This tram is especially useful for sightseeing...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank kim buay p
Reviewed 27 August 2019 via mobile

The river was walking distance from our hotel so it was convenient to sit near by and relax at the end of the day the walk ways are nicely build so to enjoy the view. One can also book a ferry ride along the river...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank AamirSK
Reviewed 19 August 2019

We had a long walk from the Sun-Yat Sen University law campus to the Canton Tower. It is refreshing walking by the water, looking at the boats, bridges, and just people-watching.

Date of experience: August 2019
19  Thank InnaYYZ
Reviewed 29 July 2019

I chose not to take a boat ride but instead, walked the banks of the river at about 6 pm. Wow. What sight it was to see the boats cruising and the buildings lighting up with all the tech-enabled spectacle of designs and animations. A...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Samanyika
Reviewed 16 July 2019

if you are into running i would recommend you running along this river is a good spout . there is variety of restaurant of any kind of nationality and good bar and coffee places to chill out .dont miss the APM metro line it has...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank ahmadramezani1985
Reviewed 9 July 2019

I hope to update this within a day or two, but I want to see if I can get this out there. I loved riding the river buses last time I was here but before heading that way I wanted to do some research. Here...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Michael B
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21 May 2019|
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Response from Nellieluk | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I can only answer your question regarding HK and Macau. As I only visited Guangzhou twice and Shenzhen once, so I don’t know much about these two places. I was born in Macau and go back there once a year. A lot has... More
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6 March 2018|
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Response from SrinivasanBrussels | Reviewed this property |
I've to confess I never travelled in China at the time of Qing Ming but I think the public transports never stop: China is not as "backward" as USA or France where strikes, days off etc. are common haha! Now 'bout the hotel... More
10 March 2017|
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Response from SrinivasanBrussels | Reviewed this property |
You'll land at Bayun Airport, Guangzhou. There you have the "metro" (subway) that takes you to the city center. If you like modern: go to the Tianhe side with Opera House, Guangzhou Library, Canton Tower. If you prefer... More