Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street
Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street (Chinese: 上下九步行街; pinyin: shàngxiàjiǔ bùxíngjiē; Jyutping: soeng6ha6gau2 bou6hang4gaai1), or simply as Shangxiajiu (Chinese: 上下九), is a commercial pedestrian street in Liwan District, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. It is the first business street in Guangzhou, and it opened in September 1995.
Located in the old town of Xiguan (Chinese: 西关), it stretches from Shangjiu Lu (Chinese: 上九路) and Xiajiu Lu (Chinese: 下九路) in the east to Dishifu Lu (Chinese: 第十甫路) in the west, and traverses Baohua Lu (Chinese: 宝华路) and Wenchang Lu (Chinese: 文昌路), about 1200 meters long with more than 300 shops.
Shangxiajiu is composed of the unique and historical architecture based on Tong Lau and teahouses, featuring the characteristics of European and Chinese styles. It has a group of old famous stores, such as the Guangzhou Garment Store, the Herring Shoes and Hats Store, and the Dalu Clock and Watch Store. It also has some well-known restaurants, including the Guangzhou Restaurant, the Taotaoju Restaurant, Wenchang Chicken, and Taotao Ginger and Onion Chicken.
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