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Baixiang Street重庆白象街

4.2/5
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Recommended Sightseeing Time: 2 hours
Address: Baixiang Street, Yuzhong District, Chongqing City
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Phone: 023-88598521

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"A Baixiang Street, Half Chongqing History" in Chongqing, there is a "A Baixiang Street, Half Chongqing History". So, we know Chongqing, we should start from Baixiang Street. Walking into Baixiang Street, it bears thousands of years of deep urban history, and it is the old building community and historical relics that stand up to date. According to historical documents, the history of Baixiang Street can be traced back to the Southern Song Dynasty, Tongyou 1241, the imperial court opened the Zhaoxian Hall here, the talents to discuss the strategy of anti-Mongolia. In the Qianlong period of Qing Dynasty, Chongqing was economically developed, culturally prosperous and fengshui well, so that Chongqing's wealth did not flow out, then residents built "white elephant", and the southern bank of Ciyun Temple gate "green lion" opposite, this is folk legend "green lion white elephant locks the river", which means locks Chongqing's wealth, Baixiang Street is also named after this. In 1891, after the opening of Chongqing, foreign countries here opened foreign travel, plus this place wharf water transport developed, densely populated, in a considerable period of time, this is Chongqing City's most luxurious streets, called "Chongqing First Street", also known as "Ever Night City"; This is the only trade window in western China, also known as "Eastern Wall Street." In the Republic of China, even in the most difficult and difficult years of the war of resistance, the Baixiang Street is still prosperous. In the modern times, the changing times, Baixiang Street witnessed the ups and downs of Chongqing. Chongqing's earliest cable and telegraph bureau, the post office, the medicine trade union, are located here, just as New York Wall Street, the celebrities are endless. Once on this street, the richest man in the southwest, Li Yaoting, lit the first light in Chongqing in Bofeng Curie, Song Meiling danced in the most famous dance hall in Chongqing Jiang Quantai, the Chinese Medical Association organized the medicine to actively participate in the anti-Japanese...It is nicknamed "the smoking room of the company capital", "The clubs in East Asia's lighthouses, the fashion fairs, the lipstick spitting, the neckties, the silk and velvet capital, the jewellery corridors, the bastion of snacks, the golden cross streets..." In the street can still see some of the old high-temperature traces, since the film "Hot Pot Hero" broadcast, it is a fire, and again become the net red punching ground. Chongqing Baixiang Street, the birthplace of the mother city culture, was the most prosperous place in the second half of Chongqing. It has created a boom of the times, leaving behind stories and legends! If you are still curious about the city of Chongqing, come here to find the city of Chongqing in its past life! Tourist tip: traffic on Baixiang Street in Chongqing: Chongqing Rail Traffic 1/2 Line [Kochangkou] Station Exit 9 is the world of pride. Go to the triumphal road along the triumphal world, and take the triumphal road elevator down the "floor"; after reaching the slope, follow the direction of Fudan Middle School, you can see Baixiang Street. Playing strategy: Baixiang Street block attractions, in addition to the city wall ruins park, museums, cultural and art museums, there are also the Herbal Association, the Great Qing Post Office, Li Yaoting Residence and other historical cultural relics buildings. The building of Baixiang Street is very suitable for photographs, casual color change, Can take the retro feeling of the Republic of China film, so many new people here take wedding photos.

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Baixiang Street is an old street in Chongqing, found between Wanglong Gate and Taiping Gate According to legend, there was a large stone at the edge of the wall which was like an elephant, so it was named Baixiang(White Elephant). Baixiang Street is located in the Taiping Gate, close to the official residence, so it was regarded as the office residence of all kinds of compradors and commercial firms. Therefore, Baixiang Street has the early foreign houses in Chongqing City. Those foreign houses have also absorbed some of the advantages of Chinese traditional architecture, such as the use of lattice doors and windows, carved to be hollow and very delicate. For a long period of time, Baixiang Street has been a unique luxury street in Chongqing City.
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