Near the road outside Shantou, the small park in Shantou is centered and dispersed outwards. Mainly in the period of the Republic of China, the main building of the arcade is mainly three or four stories. Now it seems to have been dilapidated, through this complex of arcade buildings can see the style of the year, but stay in the arcade of Shantou snacks will make your mouth full.
Dahao Ancient City is located in Haojiang District of Shantou City. It is the only well-preserved pocket-sized ancient city in China, with an area of only 0.014 square kilometers.  The ancient city was built in 1717 (the fifty-sixth year of Kangxi in Qing Dynasty). It is the only well-preserved pocket-sized ancient city in China. The ancient city of Dahao is rectangular. There are two gates, the West Haomen and the Dashan Gate.
The old city is still worth visiting. It's comfortable to walk on the quiet street between the old houses with a sense of age. In the morning, there are several breakfast shops: sausage powder, soybean milk, rice dumplings and so on. They are also near the small park and Xidi Park. They can go to the park directly after the tour.
The whole Shantou reveals a sense of age. In the large-scale renovation of the old city, the wall is full of danger. I don't know whether I should be glad or say unfortunately. I am glad that I saw him a hundred years ago before the renovation. Unfortunately, I did not see his whole picture. Shantou's late peak is like sending a motorcycle to everyone who visits the Longtan Lake Temple Fair. It's spectacular!
In the old urban area of Shantou, with small parks as the center, surrounding Anping Road, Shengping Road, Guoping Road and other roads are radially distributed, along with the old neighborhoods "Siyong Yishengping" on the West side, the old salt Chengtou in the east, the "Red Pavilion" on the north and Shantou Port in the south, forming a prosperous commercial and residential area with the architectural style of the 1930s. This area used to be the city center of Old Shantou, and the small park was the "heart" of Old Shantou Port. Around the small park, there are Shantou's oldest department store (Nansheng Company), textile building (Yongan Company) and more than 100 stores. Although she is aging, there has been the purest unique commercial culture here. Shantou Old Town is the most prosperous commercial center in Shantou in the 1930s, and it is the historical symbol of Shantou's centuries-old commercial port. After Shantou was officially opened as a foreign trade port in 1861, foreign businessmen flocked to Shantou. Stores were opened, foreign banks were set up and buildings were built. At the beginning of the Republic of China, Shantou Port had become a major commercial activity area. In 1930, Shantou officially built a city, and began a comprehensive municipal construction, widening the road, building shops, foreign banks, tea houses, pubs, cultural facilities, developing urban traffic, expanding the urban area, there was a "rise of the construction industry, flourishing for a while" phenomenon. During this period, the construction of a prosperous commercial district centered on small parks and radiated everywhere. At that time, Nansheng, Guangfa, Zhenyuan and Ping Ping Department Stores were also concentrated near small parks, making small parks the most prosperous commercial center in Shantou City and making Shantou City rank seventh in the country in terms of economic strength. Small parks and surrounding Anping Road, Shengping Road, Guoping Road and other streets form a radial distribution, which is the historical witness of Shantou "100-year commercial port". Small park area is the birthplace of Shantou. Its unique Lingnan architectural style, Street characteristics and strong commercial atmosphere are the embodiment of Shantou's personality charm and important local cultural heritage. Now the old city of Shantou has faded from its former splendor. But everyone who knows Shantou's century-old vicissitudes of history has a good memory of this old place, which is so familiar. Because she and the people living in this land have experienced storms and storms together, separation and joy, Shantou people can not forget her.
Shantou Old Town condenses Shantou's centuries-old history. There are a large number of buildings built in the early 20th century, such as "arcades" sheltered from rain by the roadside, numerous old-fashioned shops, slightly mottled streets, and simple decorative patterns near doors and windows, which all reveal the unique historical customs of Shantou Old City. At present, the urban renewal is under way, looking forward to the old city glow with new vitality.
May Day holidays choose to visit the old city of Shantou to trace the traces of history. Most of the houses have been abandoned or endangered. There are only a few shops on the first floor. The large-scale skirt buildings can vaguely see the prosperity of the year. The crowd is also sparse, feeling a handful of crossing. This old city has witnessed the changes of history, but somehow it has not been protected and repaired. Shhh and shush...
From the scale and style of these old houses in Shantou Old Town, we can see their former style. Every house looks similar, but in fact it has its own different appearance, the shape of windows, carved patterns, stained glass, and the arcade, still can see a lot of exotic amorous feelings.