Church of Our Lady of Lourdes
The Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, built by the French in 1892, is on the eastern end of the main thoroughfare on Shāmiàn...
Qīngpíng Chinese Medicine Market
In this busy market you’ll see and definitely smell barrels of dried seahorses, ginseng, goji berries, enamel-like black mushrooms,...
Shāmiàn Traditional Chinese Medical Centre
Shāmiàn Traditional Chinese Medical Centre, at the western end of Shāmiàn Island, offers body massages for ¥238 per hour. English is...
The ‘Red Mansion’ (c 1907), once known as ‘Shāmiàn’s grandest mansion’, fuses features of British colonial architecture such as...
Táo Táo Jū Restaurant
Táo Táo Jū is an old name in Canton's history of yum cha, a fact unfortunately obscured by all the shine and glitter of its modern...
Shāmiàn Island information
To the southwest of Guǎngzhōu is the dappled oasis of Shāmiàn Island. It was acquired as a foreign concession in 1859 after the two Opium Wars. Shamian Dajie, the main boulevard, is a gentle stretch of gardens dotted by old houses, cafes and galleries. The Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, built by the French in 1892, is on the eastern end. Shāmiàn is so picturesque that you're sure to spot photo shoots for online clothing stores on the streets.