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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
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Guangzhou, China
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All reviews night cruise canton tower boat ride both sides night view top deck city lights buffet dinner nice walk tall buildings hong kong boats banks wharf ship skyline lighting
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Light pollution, water pollution as well as rancid smell at the confluence of unchecked commercial actions has made, we are sure - what was once a beautiful part of South China - a sorry story. Come here to see what unchecked human activities can result....More

Date of experience: February 2019
84  Thank 1443STRAUSSmarge
Reviewed 2 February 2019 via mobile

Loved it and the price wasn't so bad we paid 80 RMB for 20mins..great place for during the day or night visit.I enjoyed taking photos .

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Dreamer829630
Reviewed 31 January 2019

The Pearl River is a very large river that extends all the way into the South China Sea. The color of the water is a natural green color instead of the typical brown colors most of these types of rivers have. What disappointed me was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jose M
Reviewed 26 January 2019 via mobile

A beautiful river which is well-planned with the environment of Guangzhou city. Walk on the bank of the river and enjoy the beauty.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Imrandu
Reviewed 16 January 2019

We took a day cruise (7am - 6.30pm) from Tianzi wharf near Haizhu square, to Canton Tower. Lower deck is RMB2, & upper deck with seating is RMB5. The journey is about 1 hour. Night cruise will be more expensive about RMB64. Beautiful views and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank BuckupAgodacom
Reviewed 4 January 2019

It is clean modern river bank and you can access next to Canton Tower. We rode the river cruise during evening to observe the city from the boat, and it added the value even more.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kuhn H
Reviewed 2 January 2019

The view on both sides of the river is magnificent. Building on both sides of river are brightly illuminated at night, making a picturesque scenery on the boat ride.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nellieluk
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

Views of the city at night is amazing. Take a night cruise to soak up Guangzhou display of lights. The use of lights in the city is unique as patterns consistently change. It can be described as a huge Christmas Tree - a must do...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank VivashalS
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

I visited Guangzhou at the end of November for business. One of the evenings I went for a walk along the river. It was beautiful with all the lights, amazing to see all the boats lit up at night and the buildings are amazing. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kirst1308
Reviewed 10 December 2018

This river is very important in the city's history. This is one of those sites where you probably have to bit the bullet and do the touristy boat tour (which are as expected), that will allow seeing the city from the river.

Date of experience: November 2018
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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
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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