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Ancient Street of North Song Dynasty

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Address: Ancient Street of North Song Dynasty, North of Zhongshan Road, Longting District, Kaifeng 475000, China
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A nice, "ancient" street to take pictures

The structures on this street have an "ancient" look to it. However, there's nothing really to see inside, so I'd ask your taxi driver to just drive through the street. (Which... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
David B
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

The structures on this street have an "ancient" look to it. However, there's nothing really to see inside, so I'd ask your taxi driver to just drive through the street. (Which only takes less than a minute) The street still looks pretty cool, so I'd take some artsy pics there to brag to your friends about.

Thank David B
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

Although the street has been somewhat designed to have an ancient "look", there is nothing ancient here. Shops after shop of the same souvenirs, cold drinks, and snacks. Perhaps 10 years ago the street at least had a bit of local flavour...but these days I wouldn't spend any time here. Ask your cab driver to drive through and you'll see... More 

Thank MEMworldwide
Bali, Indonesia
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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I think this is also called 'book seller" street. Wait and go at night. Lots to see, buy and eat. Hundreds of sellers from 6 till 11. So make sure you go hungry. Beware of crowds and beggars. Foreigners be sure to be nice to locals requesting your photos...

Thank b b
Dodge City, Kansas
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

Can be crowded but a great way to stroll through history prior to the wonderful show on the lake. Food and trinkets available. This was my second visit in two years.

Thank MargaretB1
Chicago, Illinois
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381 reviews
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Reviewed 3 June 2016

This is the royal avenue where the emperor traveled in ancient times. Today, there are embrodery shops, Chinese paintings and crafts shops. If time available, walk this avenue and window shop.

Thank FYL003
Singapore, Singapore
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76 reviews
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Reviewed 1 May 2015

A beautiful and well preserved ancient street. An interesting place to stroll around. Plenty of shops and food stalls along the street.

Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 3 October 2014

Quite a nice little slice of traditional architecture. Renamed an 'art district' for the city, and has many smaller stores selling crafts and has a nice feel about it. It would have been nicer if the road was closed to traffic, and there wasn't a huge shopping mall built in the background. As it is China, this is the norm... More 

Thank Gary M
Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

One of the few places where old, Chinese style buildings still remain. Far nicer now that the buildings have been renovated and traffic has been banned (except for motor bikes which can still get you!). It runs north from downtown toward the lake complex (LongTing, Millennium Park, etc.) so its pleasant enough to stroll down.

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