Night Cruise along the Pearl River

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Night Cruise along the Pearl River

Night Cruise along the Pearl River

The Pearl River receives its name from a huge rock island. When the thousand-meter long Pearl River cut through Guangzhou city, a large rock island in the center of the river was scoured over. Over time, this formation became smooth and bright like a pearl, hence the rock being named "Sea Pearl Rock" and the river "Pearl River."


The Pearl River (珠江) is the largest river in southern China and the third largest in China, measuring 2.129 meters in length and covering an area of 453,690 square kilometers (of which a very small part in the territory of Vietnam).The river flows through the Sea Pearl Rock hence the name. It got a reputation of “Night Moon over the Goose Pool” and was selected as one of the Eight Sights of Guangzhou. 

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There are ten bridges over the Pearl River, connecting the south and north banks of the Pearl River and Fangcun District. There are lots of star-grade hotels and commercial buildings looks like scrappers stand on both banks of the river. When the night falls, both banks are lit brightly and joined occasionally by the bright moon hanging in the sky. The locals often stroll along the streets to spend their relaxed evening time.

When visiting in Guangzhou, it is suggested visitors take a night cruise travel from the west to the east elegantly on the Pearl River. Some cruise trips provide food, enabling visitors enjoy the view while having dinner.

Many visitors are impressed by the splendid night view of the river, There are many photo opportunities such as the Canton Tower, standing among all other skyscrapers.  Just do not miss this gem in Guangzhou. 

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How to Get There?

Tianzi Wharf

Note that there are two wharfs there. One is for Pearl River Cruise and the other for the Cruise.

Address: Yanjiang Middle Road, Taikang Street

Bus Route: Take bus 1, 128, 131B, 194, 219, 238  to Haizhu Square (Qiaoguang East) Station.

Subway: Take Subway Line 2  to Haizhu Square Station.

Xidi Wharf

Address: Yanjiang West Road

Bus Route: Take bus 1, 31, 57, 64, 128, 186, 208, 209, 217, 219, 236, 281, 538, 552, 556  to Nanfang Building Station.

Dashatou Wharf

Address: 466, Yanjiang East Road

Bus Route: Take bus 12, 36, 57, 61, 128, 131A, 131B, 192, 194, 247 or  Tourism Bus Line 2  to Dashatou Wharf Station.

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Opening Hours:
19:30 – 23:00

More Tips:

There are two departures every night:
A:  18:30 -20:00, a buffet dinner will be supplied on board.
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.

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