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HILLMAN CHINA ADVENTURE 2017
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CANTON / GUANGZHOU
7.  SHAMIAN ISLAND PARK I
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SHAMIAN ISLAND I
This quaint green island, ceded to the British under the 1842 Treaty of Nanjing, is an architectural testament to bygone days.  When the British and French set up here they built grand villas, churches and embassies, planting trees that have now become giant banyans overhanging the streets.

There were gates barring entry to Chinese just as foreigners had been denied access to Guangzhou. Discontent with foreign influence led to a protest demanding the return of Shamian, which resulted in 50 people being shot by colonial troops on June 23, 1925. Although Shamian is separated by just a few metres of muddy water from the bustle of downtown, everything here moves a little slower.

We left Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street and crossed over the busy multi-lane streets to reach the waterway separating the mainland to Shamian Island. Crossing over to the island we admired the old colonial buildings.

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Crossing over the busy street to reach Shamian Island
Looking in west and east

Crossing the waterway onto Shamian Island


Onto the Island and past the colonial buildings
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CANTON / GUANGZHOU CONTENTS
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CONTENTS
Canton/Guangzhou
1. INTRODUCTION
Pt. 1  ::  Pt. 1a  ::  alt
2. RURAL MALL
Pt. 1  ::  alt
3. GUANGZHOU STREETS
Pt. 1  ::  alt
4. TEMPLE
Pt.1 :: Pt. 1a
5. SHANGXIAJIU
Pt. 1  ::  Pt. 2
6. STATUES
Pt. 1  ::  Pt.2
7. SHAMIAN ISLAND
Pt. 1  ::  Pt. 2  ::  alt
8. CANTON FOOD/METRO
Pt. 1
9. TO TOISAN HOME
Pt. 1  ::  Pt. 2  :: alt
10. SUN YAT-SEN
Pt. 1  ::  Pt. 2  ::  Pt. 3
11. FIVE RAMS
Pt. 1  ::  Pt. 2
12. FOOD QUEST
Pt. 1  ::  Pt. 2  ::  alt
13. CHEN CLAN MEMORIAL
Pt. 1 :: Pt.2 :: Pt. 3 :: Pt.4 :: Pt. 5
14. HOMEWARD
Pt. 1

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