Buildings on Shamian Island (Guangzhou, China)

In 1859, Shamian Island was divided into two concessions, given to France and United Kingdom. It was then embanked and provided with streets, drainage, and imposing buildings and became home to a prosperous foreign enclave. From the late 1800s to the early 1900s, most of the public facilities were finished, including political buildings like consulates, cultural buildings like churches and schools, as well as commercial buildings like banks and firms.

沙美岛历史建筑(中国广州)

Historic Building on Shamian Island in Guangzhou, China

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Photos and Videos of Buildings on Shamian Island in Guangzhou, China

Classic Western Buildings on Shamian Island in Guangzhou, China

Classic Western Buildings on Shamian Island in Guangzhou, China

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Fotos und Videos von Gebäuden auf Shamian Insel in Guangzhou, China

Plaque of a Building on Shamian Island in Guangzhou, China

Plaque of a Building on Shamian Island in Guangzhou, China

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Fotos y Videos de Edificios en la Isla de Shamian en Guangzhou, China

中國廣州沙面老房屋

Old House on Shamian Island in Guangzhou, China

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中国广州沙面岛的建筑照片和视频

Kolonial Architektur auf Shamian Insel in Guangzhou, China

Colonial Architecture on Shamian Island in Guangzhou, China

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After 1949, the mansions there became government offices or apartment houses and the churches were turned into factories. But later they were restored, in many cases to their former splendor. Each building has a label telling its former purpose. One may start to imagine what stories these building held while viewing the plaque writing about its previous function.

Photos et Vidéos de Bâtiments sur l’île Shamian à Guangzhou, Chine

Former Bank of Taiwan Building on Shamian Island (Guangzhou, China)

Former Bank of Taiwan Building on Shamian Island in Guangzhou, China

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Fotos e Vídeos de Edifícios na ilha Shamian em Guangzhou, China

沙美岛殖民地建筑(中国广州)

Colonial Building on Shamian Island in Guangzhou, China

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गुआंगज़ौ, चीन में शामियान द्वीप पर इमारतों की तस्वीरें और वीडियो

Door Post on Shamian Island in Guangzhou, China

Door Post on Shamian Island in Guangzhou, China

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中國廣州沙面的建築照片和視頻

One example is “No.7 North Shamian Avenue” which was built during the Republican period and was formerly the Administration Bureau of Broadcasting of the Nationalist Government. The mansions there form the best preserved Western Europe style building complex in China. Forty-two out of 150 buildings are counted as the most exotic ones, Gothic, Baroque, and Neoclassical, in Guangzhou.

Консульство бывшего Советского Союза в здании 1916 года (остров Шамянь, Гуанчжоу, Китай)

Former Consulate of the Soviet Union in a Building of 1916 on Shamian Island (Guangzhou, China)

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Фотографии и видео зданий на острове Шамянь в Гуанчжоу, Китай

Banyan Trees and Colonial Buildings on Shamian Island in Guangzhou, China

Banyan Trees and Colonial Buildings on Shamian Island in Guangzhou, China

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Foto dan Video bangunan di Pulau Shamian di Guangzhou, China

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