Shamian – the historic concession island of Guangzhou

Shamian in Guangzhou is a former concession island that was established by the French and British after the Second Opium War. This small island has some of the best preserved colonial architecture in Asia. It might also be the best 19th century historical site that isn’t a UNESCO World Heritage Site (yet). The island was […]

Notes on Guangzhou – A worthy stopover city beyond the trade fair

It had been nine years since my last visit to Guangzhou. Nine years is a long time in modern China, and Guangzhou (like Shenzhen) seemed like another city compared to my previous visit. I don’t know anyone who has ever gone to Guangzhou just for a holiday. I have many friends who go for the […]

The Aiqun Hotel – A budget hotel in a landmark building of Guangzhou, China

Hotel Name: Aiqun Hotel Address: 113 Yanjiang West Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou, China. The Aiqun Hotel is a historic landmark in Guangzhou, which I didn’t know at the time of my booking. I was just looking for somewhere to stay near the river in the old part of the city. The Aiqun (also spelled Oi […]

Guangzhou Travel Guide

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