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原标题:江门太古的“葡萄牙人街”系边度?又有几前卫?“Foreigner Streets” in Foshan

Hello travelers, this is Ishtiaq from Bangladesh, can call me 阿德 in Chinese, doing study in Jiangnan University, Wuxi, Jiangsu, China. I love to travel and take photo. During stay in China I have been to many cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Sanya, ShanDong, Hangzhou, Kunming, Wuhan, Nanjing etc. Recently, I was invited for 5 days trip to beautiful and elegant city Yangzhou in Jiangsu Province. The formerly Romanized as Yangchow, is a prefecture-level city in central Jiangsu Province, China. Sitting on the north bank of the Yangtze. Historically, Yangzhou was one of the wealthiest cities in China, known at various periods for its great merchant families, poets , name, and scholars. Its name (lit. "Rising Prefecture") refers to its former position as the capital of the ancient Yangzhou prefecture in imperial China. During my trip I got chance to visit almost every historical and interesting places and restaurants.

魏尔德 Foshan 大同好嘢 第61期

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Keyword: Foreigner Street

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Many countries have famous “Chinatown”, and there are also “Foreigner Streets” in Foshan. These places are "secret bases" of foreigners and exotic delicacies. Let’s take a look at the history of Foshan Foreigner Streets.

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Day 1:


According to my plan, I took bus from Wuxi to Yangzhou. Arrived at the hotel at 14:00. On the way I could notice clearly Yangzhou is very clean, green and beautiful modern city. The hotel where we stayed is called “Slender west lake”. Yangzhou Slender West Lake hot spring resort is located on the pictures thin West Lake, only a road to the east gate of Slender West Lake. The resort covers an area of 130,000 square meters, equipped with hot springs, accommodation, catering, business meetings, leisure and entertainment facilities, only 5 minutes away from the city Wenchang Pavilion. Song Jiacheng, Daming Temple, Guanyin Mountain and other famous scenic spots around Yangzhou, surrounded by rich tourist resources, weekend resorts and leisure resorts. There every room is a different cottage with mixed of old architecture and modern facilities. Every room is far from another with well-furnished by individual bathtub under open sky.

Foshan is an extroverted economy developed city since ancient times and there are many foreigners, so "Foreigner Street" came into being.

After having some rest in my cottage, went to another cottage with other photographers and models to enjoy the flower arranging in bathtub with milk. There we watched live show of flower arranging with beautiful 2 Chinese model. I could imagine the old king palace culture when Queen used to take bath with milk and flower. Later we went to have dinner and tasted HuaiYang food. To be mentioned Huaiyang Cuisine is one of the four traditional Chinese cuisines, originating in Yangzhou and Huai’an. The restaurant is full of Huai and Yang characteristics. Most of the raw materials are mainly aquatic products. Most of Huaiyang cuisines are mainly based on Jianghu River, supported by top cooking, with the essence of the taste as the best, and the pursuit of good tastes, but also the elegance and elegance without losing its elegance, especially the unique concept of harmony, precision, purity and newness. First day’s trip finished after the dinner as it was raining outside.

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Foshan Foreigner Street in the Ming and Qing Dynasty

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Caiyang Street is Foshan's Foreigner Street in the Qing Dynasty. 22 foreign business halls at that time were all set on this street. It can be speculated that the foreigners in these halls came to Foshan to do business.

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"Buying" is divided into two cases: first, buy products manufactured in Foshan. Foshan has developed handicraft industry, and the more than 220 fields of the industry can provide three or four thousand kinds of goods. Second, buy the goods of mainland China that gathered in Foshan. In ancient times, Foshan was one of the "four great gatherings" known throughout the country, collecting businessmen and goods from all over the country. Naturally, Foshan was also an ideal place for foreigners to choose and buy Chinese mainland goods.

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DaY 2:


Our second day started with nice morning tea-breakfast in an amazing natural place surroundings by water and green trees. It was kind of a hut which surroundings are open. We learned and tasted Yangzhou’s characteristic tea and breakfast presentation culture.

According to historical records, more than 80% of Guangdong's foreign merchant ships came to buy Foshan iron pots during the Qing Dynasty, and even 10,000 kilograms of iron pots were installed in one ship, which were sold to Southeast Asia or North America, making traces of Foshan iron pots everywhere. Caiyang Street located in the south of Foshan was the center of foundry and refining industry. The appearance of a "Foreign Street" there indicated a close relation to the foreign trade of iron products.

After having wonderful breakfast, we have been to slender west lake scenic spot. There we visited scenic spots and historic places among five pavilion bridge, twenty-four bridge, lotus pond and diaoyutai, also had a boat riding around the beautiful lake. Later we enjoyed Guqing performance with nice song and puppet dance. It is one of the ancient Yangzhou culture.

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After a while, we walked through the garden to find the place for learning national studies with traditional clothes. The teacher arranged the teaching method such a way that we went back to the ancient time through time machine for a while. Sitting arrangements, book holding style, reading style, furniture’s everything had ancient and traditional touch.


After learning national studies, we had a very interesting experience of learning and tasting famous “Yangzhou chao fan”. This food took my personal interest as I found this item in different places across China before. One of the professional chef showed us how to cook “Yangzhou chao fan” and we were given to taste also. It was really delicious and quite different than other chao fan. Knowing about traditional clay art and puppet show were also an interesting experience. I believe everyone should learn about this in early age. Clay art will make you creative, artist and passionate. Puppet show will take you a colorful trip to history. It was resting and lunch time after puppet show. We had our lunch in Slender west lake restaurant. In lunch we’re served by the all delicious and traditional food of Yangzhou.

There are also two ways of "selling". First, sell raw materials for production. Foshan’s handicraft technology was well developed, but the raw materials was very scarce and needed to be imported from the outside, so a considerable part of them were from abroad. Second, use Foshan's business platform to sell foreign goods to mainland businessmen.

After lunch we went to Daming temple , Daming 坦普尔 was approved by the State Council to be included in the sixth batch of national key cultural relics protection units. It was named Daming due to build in the early Southern Song Emperor Ming dynasty years (457-464 years). For more than 1,500 years, the name of the temple has changed a lot. For example, the dynasty called "Hailing Temple" and "West Temple", and the end of the Tang Dynasty called "Weighing". In the Qing Dynasty, because of the word "Da Ming", it was once called "Hailing Temple", and Emperor Qianlong's30-year-old emperor's handwritten title "敕法法净寺". In 1977, Daming Temple was restored to its original name. In 二〇〇四, it was rated as a national AAAA level scenic spot.

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There we learned Chinese calligraphy and enjoyed great performance of Buddhist monk. Monks showed the history of the place and Yangzhou through their wonderful performances. We came back to Slender west lake hotel after finishing the performance and we watched amazing Chinese tea culture with nice silent environment. The room was so silent even we could hear our breathing. Also had Q&A part after tea culture performance. Teacher answered all questions what we asked about china and tea. Everything together it was very wonderful experience. We went to have dinner in Yangzhou Banquet after the tea culture program. I think Yangzhou banquet is one of the best places to eat in Yangzhou. Their service was so pleasant.


After dinner we enjoyed the best performance in Yangzhou called "Spring River Flower Moonlight Night". It is the first masterpiece of Jiangnan gardens created by Yangzhou. Hundreds of spectators experienced a beautiful audio-visual journey across the "Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties, and from the ancient times" it’s was an hour-long performance.

To sum up, Foshan's "Foreigner Street" in the Ming and Qing Dynasty was a place where foreign businessmen engaged in commercial transactions, as well as a place for them to store goods or even live in.

It is one of the best performances show I watched after romance show in Hainan. After the show, we went back to hotel for having rest and getting ready for next day.

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Contemporary Foshan "Foreigner Streets"

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Contemporary "Foreigner Streets" in Foshan are not limited to "business". It is more often a place for life and entertainment. There are restaurants and bars opened by foreigners from more than a dozen countries, and there are a series of cultural and entertainment activities including "creative beer festivals", “Chinese and foreign cuisine contest”, “European Culture Exhibition” and etc.

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Where are Foshan's Foreign Streets now? Let's go and feel the charm of them!

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南充创新意识行业园Foshan Creative Industry Park

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Foshan Creative Industry Park emerged in Chancheng District in the 21st Century as a Foreigner Street. Chancheng District was the one with the largest number of foreigners in Foshan. In order to meet the needs of foreigners' life and entertainment, the government has built a new-century "Foreigner Street" in the park.

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"Creativity and individuality" are the synonyms for Foshan Creative Industry Park, where there are regular creative bazaar and other interesting activities. However, you may not know that "food" is also a synonym for it. It is full of exotic delicacies.

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Day 3:

乐从法国人街Lecong Foreigner Street

We had our last breakfast in west slender hotel as it was our last day in that beautiful hotel. After having breakfast, we head to Yangzhou double museum. Yangzhou double museum is located in the West District of Yangzhou New Town. It consists of Yangzhou Chinese Engraving Printing Museum and Yangzhou Museum New Building. There are Guanglingchao-Yangzhou City Story Hall, Yangzhou Eight-Ghost Painting and Calligraphy Hall, Ming and Qing Dynasties Painting and Calligraphy Hall, National Treasure Hall, Yangzhou Ancient Carving Hall, China Engraving Printing Exhibition Hall, Yangzhou Engraving Printing Exhibition Hall and a temporary exhibition hall with eight exhibition halls.

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The opening of the Yangzhou double Pavilion has become a landmark building for Yangzhou's cultural construction and has become one of the most important windows for displaying Yangzhou's traditional culture and modern civilization.


We took our lunch after we had finished visiting the museum. We had a little rest before we went to enjoy “thousand autumn powder performance. “Thousand autumn powder” is a tourist attraction created by Yangzhou Xie Yuchun. It is located in Dongguan Street and was rebuilt on the original Xie Chunchun site. “Thousand autumn powder” reproduces the famous women who has far-reaching influence in Yangzhou history through various stage art such as vocal music, dance, instrumental music, local folk art, drama sketches and style catwalks. The performance is aimed at the needs of citizens and tourists.

At the junction of Foshan Avenue and Lecong Avenue, there is a street not with few people, but you may occasionally encounter foreigners. There are also rows of restaurants along the road. From the decoration outside the store and their names, you can feel the distinctive exotic customs.

After enjoying their awesome performance, we move to our new hotel named “Hotel Changle Inn” located beside a famous street called “Yangzhou Dongguan street”. Yangzhou Dongguan Street is located in east to the ancient canal and west to National Day Road, with a total length of 1,122 meters. Dongguan Street used to be not only the main road of Yangzhou water and land transportation, but also the center of commerce, handicraft industry and religious culture.

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澳门威斯尼斯人app ,Stepping into the Hotel Changle Inn you can feel the depth and distance of its history, the form of nature and freshness, is a rare quiet and elegant place. There are many cultural attractions around the hotel, the Grand Canal, Slender West Lake, one of the four major garden buildings in the country, Wudang Palace, Wangshi Xiaoyuan, Zhuodi Temple, Zhu Ziqing's former residence, Shigong Temple, Yangzhou Eight Eccentric Memorial Hall, etc. The scenery reflects the humanities and customs of Yangzhou. The rooms are decorated with Ming and Qing dynasty vertical lamp wardrobes and dressing boxes. Articles, chairs and other daily necessities, while in the hall and bedroom set up some hanging screens and sitting screens, restore the true sense of history. The former residence of Li Changle and the Fahrenheit Garden in the central part will be characterized by its better courtyard-style dwellings. In the interior decoration design, as the classical suite area of the guest room, the east side is the hotel public area, including the lobby bar, dining room, and multi-function. Hall, banquet hall, central courtyard view, upscale courtyard business and business meeting area; on the west side is the hotel room area. The southern end of the pot garden will be used as an important public area of the hotel with its good building quality and value.