Night cruise on Pearl River, the mother river of Guangzhou

Updated: 25 Feb 2012
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The Pearl River in Guangzhou City is picturesque, adorned by charming views along the river.

 

A cruise along the Pearl River in Guangzhou City has become a must for visitors to Guangzhou.

 

The Pearl River consists of a variety of tributaries, the most famous of which are the East River (东江), the West River (西江) and the North River (北江).

 

 

The Pearl River in Guangzhou City is picturesque, adorned by charming views along the river. A cruise along the Pearl River in Guangzhou City has become a must for visitors to Guangzhou. Whether you choose daytime or an evening cruise, it will be a highlight of your trip.

 
The Pearl River or less commonly, the “Guangdong (a.k.a. Canton) River” (Yue Jiang), is China’s third longest river (2,200 km, after the Yangtze River and the Yellow River), and second largest by volume (after the Yangtze). Located in the south, it flows into the South China Sea between Hong Kong and Macau. Its lower reach forms the Pearl River Delta.

 

Legend has it that where the Pearl River flowed through Guangzhou sits a gigantic stone island. Gradually washed and eroded by the roaring water, the stone becomes slick and smooth and is shaped like a pearl. Thus is the origin of the name "Sea Jewel" or Haizhu (海珠), in the names like Haizhu Bridge, Haizhu Square and Haizhu District .

 

It is composed of four separate river systems: the Xi River (originating from the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau), the Liuxi River (originating from Conghua City in Guangdong Province), the Bei River, and the Dong River (both originating from Jiangxi Province). These four rivers join up in Guangzhou, flow for about 70 kilometers, and then pour into the South Sea. The Pearl River is thought to be one of the world’s most polluted waterways. In the 19th century, ships used an anchorage point in the river called Second Bar. The name Pearl River is said to derive from a huge boulder in the river bed. This rock, with the name of ‘Sea Pearl’, is so round and smooth that it looks like a large, shining pearl.

 

The evening cruise on the Pearl River is one of the tourist highlights in Guangzhou. The beauty of the Pearl River at night can be compared with that of Hong Kong’s Victoria Park. The cruise section from the White Goose Pool to Guangzhou Bridge is the highlight of the Pearl River cruise. Scenery along this part is so fascinating, with jade-coloured water, coloured lights on shore. The Pearl River in Guangzhou City is picturesque, adorned by charming views along the river. A cruise along the Pearl River in Guangzhou City has become a must for visitors to Guangzhou. Whether you choose a daytime or an evening cruise, it will be a highlight of your trip.

 

People can also find historic and artistic buildings in Guangzhou including the Huangpu Military Academy (the first military academy in Chinese history), the Xinghai Concert Hall (which boasts an unusual elegant appearance), the Historic Site in Shamian island (which includes hundreds of buildings in different architectural styles), and Tianzi Dock (which was used for greeting officials hundreds of years ago).

 
The yacht is designed in the light of a shape like crystal spaceship, with non-framed engineering structural glass and some other constructive materials fitting its modern and luxurious needs. Visitors may obtain, in any corner of the cabin, a plentiful and beautiful scenery and view of the night Pearl River, the starlight, the moonlight in the sky and the twinkling neon lightings along the riversides.
The Pearl River is like a ribbon that connects the historical sites and beautiful scenery along the river and shows people both the modern culture and the historical legacy of Guangzhou City.

 
Tip:
Admission: it is about RMB 50 to RMB 120, it is depend on what kind of ship you prefer!
There are two departures every night:
A: 18:30 -20:00, a buffet dinner will be supplied on board (depend on what kind of ship you prefer!).
B: 20:30-22:00, tea and coffee are available on the ship for free
Day Cruise is sometimes available on major holidays, Sunday, Saturday or even Peak tourism seasons.
C: Different cruise ships may depart at various times. The information above provides only an indication. Please check at the local dock for more detailed information.

 
Dock:
Tianzi Dock(天字码头):
Address: Beijing South Road, Guangzhou
Bus Route: 1, 4, 57, 59, 64, 194, 183, 194, 219, 281, 544
Subway: Getting off at Haizhu Square Station
Dashatou Dock(大沙头):
Bus Route: 12, 18, 36, 57, 61, 80, 125, 128, 131, 184, 192, 194, 229, 238, 247, 287, 543, 546
Xidi Dock(西堤码头):
Address: Yan Jiang West Road, Guangzhou
Bus Route: 31, 38, 181, 186, 202, 217, 219, 227, 251, 236, 239, 288, 281, 527, 538, 541, 556, 823

 

SOURCE: www.guangzhoutravelguide.com

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Dona Commented on 29 Feb 2016
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Sindy Commented on 27 Apr 2012
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