China | Harbin

Zhongyang Pedestrian Street Harbin

China Discovery Tour

Harbin | China

02 Jan 2020 | Thu

Day 06 of 18

  • Lao Daowai Harbin
  • Saint Sophia Cathedral Harbin
  • Zhongyang Pedestrian Street Harbin
  • Lunch | LaoChang ChunBing Harbin
  • Harbin Ice and Snow World
  • Flight | Harbin to Zhengzhou
  • Meet Zhengzhou/Dengfeng/Luoyang Tour Guide (James) & Driver
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel Zhengzhou

Zhongyang Pedestrian Street Harbin

Zhongyang Pedestrian Street Harbin, located in the central area of Harbin, is the first street in China to be exclusively for pedestrians. The street is 500 meters long and 10 meters wide. It is a popular shopping area with a variety of stores and restaurants. The street is also a popular gathering place for locals and tourists alike. The street has a rich history dating back to the early 20th century when it was first built.

Zhongyang Pedestrian Street Harbin

Central Street or Zhongyang Street is a pedestrian street located in central Harbin, China. Measuring 1450 meters long, it is currently the longest pedestrian street in Asia and the only cobbled street in Harbin. It was built in 1898 by Russian constructors when the city was at its semi-colonial period. Architectures along the street are in various styles including eclectic, Baroque, Renaissance and modern.

The street was built in 1898 when China Eastern Railway, a railway crossing Manchuria, was under construction, making Harbin a major railway hub and prospering the city. In 1925, cobblestone was paved on the street with great costs in order to prevent erosion from the nearby Songhua River. By 1920s, the street has become an international street with more than one hundred shops. Its main inhabitants then were Russians, Jews, Chinese, Japanese and various other ethnic groups. In 1986, Central Street was listed preserved by Harbin municipal government.

– Wikipedia Zhongyang Pedestrian Street Harbin

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