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Published August 2018

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Home Travel Guide Main Attractions Shang Xia Jiu Pedestrian Street

Shang Xia Jiu Pedestrian Street

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Shangxia Jiu Lu Pedestrian Street is located in the Liwan District of Xiguan, a prosperous traditional commercial district. It is the first commercial pedestrian street in the city. On this street lie more than 200 stores, especially those brand name restaurants and teahouses open here. From 13:00 to 21:00 on weekends and holidays and every night, Shangxia Jiu Lu is restricted to pedestrians only.

Walking into this street, you will see the featured Qi Lou, an old building style that exists in this city and its neighboring areas, on both sides of the road. It reflects the strong Lingnan Culture. Although Shangxiajiu Walking Street is as crowded with shops and people as the Beijing Road street, it has a stronger historical and traditional feel than the more modern Beijing Road. Here the stores are located in Qilou colonial-era buildings that uniquely blend 19th century Chinese and European architecture. The arcade that is formed by the protruding second floors of the buildings protects the pedestrians from the rain showers. The sculptures that are located everywhere on the street showcase the old Guangzhou lifestyle. This is an older street of the city and it features a very interesting mix of older Chinese and European architecture.

Janvi Tours - Guangzhou Tours with Private Local Tour Guides - Shangxiajiu | Shang Xia Jiu Pedestrian Street

South of the Shangxiajiu is several markets, alleyways and avenues like the Qingping Market. The outdoor and indoor area of this market stretches over an area of around 1000 meters and is a great place to find various good deals. Visitors will find several interesting items in this market such as Chinese products like medicines, dried herbs, scorpions, snakes, artwork, pets, nuts, and seafood among other bizarre items.

Info

Admission Fee: free of charge

Opening Hours: Access all day

Address:Liwan District, Guangzhou.

Chinese Address:广州市荔湾区上下九步行街

How to get there

  • Take subway line 1 and get off at Changshou Lu Station.Out of Exit D and walk around 220 yards (200m) toward south.