If you are planning to have a tailor-made China tours, the following two places should be contained in your itineraries.
1.Central Street in Harbin
Harbin's hundred-year history can be traced in this story-rich street. Originally constructed in 1898 for the transportation of railway supplies and called "Chinese Street," Central Street was later floored with square stones based on the design of a Russian engineer in 1924. Since then, it has become home to numerous foreign shops, hotels, and bars. Russian leather, British woolen cloth, French perfume, German medicine and many more exotic commodities can be found here.
With a total length of 1,450 meters, Central Street is now the longest pedestrian street in Asia. The European architectural art is the most obvious feature of this long corridor, and the four most influential schools of Western architecture in different eras, including Baroque, Renaissance, eclecticism and Art Nouveau, are all presented in this street. As Harbin's most cultural rich area and busiest commercial street, Central Street is an enthralling destination, attracting tourists from both home and abroad. In the Harbin, Ice Sculpture Festival will great feast your eyes if you join China vacation packages to Harbin.
2. Badaguan (Eight Passes) in Qingdao
Badaguan, or Eight Passes, is a historical street district in the southeast of Qingdao, Shandong Province. The street is famous for combining the architectural styles of different countries.
The name Eight Passes comes from eight roads named after the eight strategic passes of China's famous passes, which are Jiayuguan, Juyongguan, Wushengguan, Ningwuguan, Shanhaiguan, Shaoguan, Zhengyangguan, and Zijingguan. There are now 10 roads in the district which crisscross to form a scenic area.
The area is home to some unique flora and fauna, including many varieties of trees, including peach trees, pine trees and gingko trees. In addition, there are more than 200 villas in the exotic architectural style of more than 20 countries, including Russia, UK, US, France, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Spain, Switzerland and Japan. Before the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, the area was home to many foreign consulates, and, because of the unique and varied architectural styles in the area, Badaguan is known as the "World Architecture Museum." It is also called "little Switzerland."
Badaguan remains special to this day for its unique blend of Eastern and Western influences. As a symbol of Qingdao, Badaguan has proved attractive for many film producers and directors, as well as visitors from all over the world.
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