Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street

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Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street
Dishifu Lu
Architecture along Shangxiajiu
Liwan Plaza in Shangxiajiu

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.[1]


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.[2][3]

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.[1]

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