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Anting Old Street

( chinadaily.com.cn ) 2013-07-05

Located northwest of the international auto city, the street is of typical southern China style. With overall renovations in the past years, Anting Old Street has regained its charms and styles of the Ming and Qing dynasties, and has developed its unique "road-river-street" pattern with the Anting River as the axis and with the ancient Yansi Bridge of the Ming Dynasty (1368 -1644) as the center. In the street, the nine-story Yongan Tower, 52.88 meters tall, was newly constructed for skyscraper view.

The ancient Bodhi Temple of the Three Kingdoms Period was reconstructed, and shopping, leisure and catering facilities such as shops reflecting the old street culture, souvenir shops for auto city tourists and traditional snack food restaurants were opened along the street. Strolling in the Anting old street, it gives visitors a sense of stepping into the past. Old shops, with red walls and black tiles, line along the street.

There are many old-styled bars, teahouses, snack food restaurants, and antique shops selling porcelain, paintings and local specialties, forming a sharp contrast with the adjacent modern and stylish Shanghai International Auto City. The Anting Middle School, with a history of more than 170 years, and the Zhenchuan Academy built in the years of Emperor Daoguang of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), Address special elements to the charms of the Anting old street culture.

Address: Xinyuan Road Changji Road Crossing, Anting Town, Jiading District

Telephone: 86 (21) 59578501

Ticket price: free

MAIL TO DISTRICT CHIEFjiading@jiading.gov.cn

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