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Guangzhou off the beaten path

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Guangzhou off the beaten path
If you want toexplore a different side of Guangzhou, eat and shop where the locals do and get away from the noisy city.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Fall
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Shamian Island
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Shamian Island

This lovely, tree-lined neighborhood bordering the Pearl River was once home to foreign merchants, and today is a laid-back area ideal for strolling or stopping for a meal or cup of tea.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Sacred Heart Cathedral
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Sacred Heart Cathedral

Get away from all the noise in Guangzhou and experience the calm atmosphere exuded by this impressive twin-spired Roman Catholic cathedral.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Qingping Market (Qingping Shichang)
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Qingping Market (Qingping Shichang)

Not recommended for the faint hearted, the largest street market in Guangzhou features 2,000 stalls, the most infamous section being the meat market where live chickens, cats, dogs, turtles and anteaters are frequently slaughtered on the spot to provide customers with fresh meat.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Pearl River (Zhujiang)
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Pearl River (Zhujiang)

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 for tourists.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours

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