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Guangzhou/Canton – Indian residences

July 2, 2011 in Uncategorized | Comments (2)


The old foreign enclave in Canton (the ‘Fanqui-town’ of ‘River of Smoke’) was burnt down in 1856. A new foreign enclave was then built on Shamian Island, formerly a mudbank. Here too there were several Indian residences.


The plaque in the right hand foreground reads:

2,4,6,8 South Shamian Street. Gazetted Building (B). Built during the Late Qing to Early Republican periods as the residence of Indian Nationals.



The building is on a shady street, just off the Pearl River.

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