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Pearl River (Zhujiang)

Guangzhou, China
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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 for tourists.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Guangzhou, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Pearl River cruise is a great time and wonderful experience. You can eat, see a show on the boat and watch the city light up. The views and pictures from the boat are outstanding and give a different perspective of Guangzhou.

Thank cdvanha
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can enjoy a simple 30 min. cruise or longer trip accompanied by dinner during the evenings, and enjoy the lights of Guangzhou.

Thank Nezihe73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I actually lived next to this river, it has an amazing view and it is quiet. Large boats get through it, walking next to it is a great experience

Thank Ricardo V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As one of China's largest rivers, in one of the largest cities there is never a dull moment. One can walk along the river-- (especially near the Canton Tower) or take a ferry across it or take a cruise. The variety of cruises is substantial...More

Thank smdoctoroff
Reviewed 10 September 2017

I now work in the shadow of the Canton Tower, which is the crown jewel of the riverfront. There are boat cruises or you can just stand along the railing of the wide "boardwalk" and marvel at the flotsam and jetsam. As China's fourth longest...More

Thank laundrylister
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Combined with a visit to the Canton Tower nearby and perhaps a trip on the river boat this attraction must be the best of what Guangdong can offer to the tourist. At night it is just fantastic. Almost everything here is lit in LED of...More

Thank emmurali
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Did not get around to do this at night..would have been more enjoyable, cooler and a better backdrop. However it gives you a taste of the buildings both commercial and residential that have spawned since "the reins" were loosened Our trip ended at Canton tower..very...More

Reviewed 17 July 2017

The Pearl River boat ride gives you a rare opportunity to view the Canton high-buildings and city landscape. There is a feeling of serenity and joy during the ride.

Thank Lloyd B
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

It can be concluded as pearl of Guangzhou. It resembles the economy of the city. It is hustle and bustle in the day time yet continues lively at night. It is a recreational area for locals, a dating place for couples and an attractions for...More

1  Thank YCh3n
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Showed the city of Guangzhou at night with all the brightly lit buildings and bridges, especially Canton tower with its beautiful changing coloured lights. It also hides the colour of the polluted river. Great photo opportunities if you stay on the top deck

1  Thank Anonymous A
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10 March 2017|
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Response from James M | Reviewed this property |
Going through immigration process at Guangzhou airport can take time because of the volume of passengers who check-in. I will advise u not to be far away from the airport. Visiting the neighboring villages around the airport... More
Linda A
9 February 2015|
Response from Tusuitecases | Reviewed this property |
There are quite a few companies operating and I remember seeing some cruises in the day time while walking along the river. The most popular ones would be after dark like around 7p or after. If you stay in a hotel, the... More