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Beijing Lu, Guangzhou
Guangdong Province

Towards the southern end of Beijing Lu (Beijing Street). In the centre of Guangzhou, this is the main pedestrian street filled with shops and nearby many hundreds if not thousands of restaurants. Not having to share space with cars, it is always full of shoppers and visitors, marvelling at the lights, shops and restaurants. Red Chinese lanterns adorn the trees adding to the atmosphere. In the centre of the tree lined street under large glass panels are the remains of the partially excavated ancient city gates and roadway of the Song, Ming and Qing dynasties (960 to 1912). Visitors are able to view the ancient streets,  the different levels and dynasties all clearly tagged. A detailed plaque giving information on the history of the ancient finds is located at each end of the street. However, this is probably only a small part of the rich cultural finds that lie beneath the modern streets and buildings. Even earlier finds from the period of the Nanyue Kingdom (203-111 BC) are nearby.

Copyright: Richard Hope
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 18002x9001
Taken: 31/03/2015
Uploaded: 01/04/2015
Updated: 06/01/2019


Tags: beijing lu; guangzhou; china; march; 2015; metro; guangdong; shops; pedestrian; walking; lanterns; song; ming; qing; nanyue; dynasty; ancient
More About Guangdong Province

Guangdong Province, referred to as "Yue ", the provincial capital Guangzhou, the jurisdiction of cities in 21 provinces, including two deputy provincial cities (Guangzhou, Shenzhen), prefecture-level cities 19. Formerly Kwangtung, Canton, is Pinyin GuǎngDōng. Guangdong is the southern coast of mainland China, a province located south of Nanling, the South China Sea, Hong Kong and Macao, Guangxi, Hunan, Jiangxi and Fujian border, and Hainan across the sea. It is a Han Chinese as the main provinces, the country's 56 ethnic groups are distributed in the province. Guangdong customs and in language, history and culture, have a unique aspect, the internal department has three people, and northern China are very different. Guangdong GDP value has surpassed Taiwan as China's most economically developed provinces in the most open culture.

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