Why is Pearl River special?
With the length of 2320 kilometers, the Pearl River ranks the third longest river in China. The Guangzhou section of Pearl River gathers most of the scenic spots. Like a ribbon that connects the historical sites and urban scenery, Pearl River displays both the modern culture and the historical legacy of Guangzhou City.
The river enjoys a long history that nourishes the civilization of south China. Today, with the development of Guangzhou, bridges stretch across the Pearl River and skyscrapers decorate the sky of the city. Passing through such a prosperous city, the Pearl River features the type of scenery that only belongs to a modern urban area.
During the daytime, people can walk the "Scenery Corridor" alongside the river, enjoying the beautiful water scenes. In addition, people can also find historic and artistic buildings in Guangzhou including the Huangpu Military Academy, the first military academy in Chinese history; the Historic Site in Shamian, which includes hundreds of buildings in different architectural styles; and Tianzi Dock, which was used for greeting officials hundreds of years ago and so on.
Night Cruise on Pearl River Highlights
When the night falls, the Pearl River displays a different flavor. So the evening cruise on the Pearl River is one of the tourist highlights in Guangzhou. Decorated by colorful shining neon lights, the bridges seem like fantastic rainbows spanning the river. It becomes gorgeous with a blaze of lights. The water in the river reflects the magnificent lights. Tourists enjoy the gentle cool breeze and soak up the colorful night on the cruise ship at a leisurely pace. With jade-colored water, colored lights on the shore, scenery along the way is amazing.
The cruise section from the White Goose Pool to Guangzhou Bridge is the highlight of the Pearl River cruise. During the cruise, beautiful scenery with romantic names as "Night Moon over the Goose Pool", "Misty Rain over the Twin Bridge", "Red Heart of the Pearl River", "Autumn Moon over the Pearl River", "Clear Waves on the Pearl River" and many more can be appreciated.