Just when I think I’ve seen almost everything that the Hong Kong area has to offer, something new comes up. Two hours from Hong Kong on a ferry to mainland China’s Guangdong province is an area near Foshan called Shunde. It’s a generally laid back place, but recently the Guangdong government recognized the touristic potential of its narrow canals and has promoted it as a local Venice, of sorts. Not sure it’s anything like Europe, but it does remind me of Suzhou, in a way.

 

There’s almost nothing in English about this little attraction, so I wasn’t sure what to expect, but when it comes to Guangdong province this is a lovely surprise.

 

Let’s take a walk…

 

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Aside from canals, there are a few old temples and heritage houses for you to explore…

 

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A good way to spend an afternoon if you’re living in the area.



Tags: boat; boat tour; Canal Town; canals; China; Feng Jian; foshan; Gaozan; guangdong; heritage; river; Shunde; temple; water;


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Some amazing pictures of Foshan!

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