Tunxi Acient Street

Last updated by sunny at 2014/5/4

Tunxi Old Street came into being with the development of Hui businessmen during the 1920 & 30’s when the ports of Shanghai and Hangzhou flourished for a period of time.

The Street is 1.5 kilometers long and 7 meters wide. There are long lines of shops along the sides of the street. They are all made of brick and wood and have two floors. All of the buildings are in the Huizhou style and overflow with archaic charm. Although the shops in the old street are not very wide, they are relatively deep.

They are usually laid out so that the shop is in the front and workshop, storehouse or living quarters is at the back.

The Tongderen is a Chinese traditional medicine shop. It was established in the second year of the Tongzhi Period of the Qing dynasty, so has a history of over 120 years. Qimen black tea and Tunxi green tea which are famous throughout the world are mainly distributed from Tunxi. All kinds of Anhui ink stick and Sehxian ink stone can be found here. Products of "Huizhou Four Carvings" (brick, wood, stone and bamboo), Chinese painting in Anhui style, print, rubbing from a stone inscription, Goldstone seal cutting, Chinese pot gardening and root carving can be seen here and there.Old Huizhou culture which is regarded as an excellent national culture and its charm is expressed in Tunxi Street. More than 100 movies have been shot in the old street.

The old street has become a great place for tourists to browse and buy a special souvenir at a reasonable price. If you go to Huangshan, make sure you visit Tunxi.

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