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3 Fujian tourism areas become national tourist leisure blocks

Updated: Jan 14, 2022 govt.chinadaily.com.cn Print
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Three Lanes and Seven Alleys, Shangxiahang Cultural Historical Block and the Wudianshi ancient building area in East China's Fujian province were included among the first batch of national tourist leisure blocks, which were released recently by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

A bird's-eye view of Three Lanes and Seven Alleys in downtown Fuzhou, Fujian province. [Photo/WeChat account: fj-news]

Three Lanes and Seven Alleys, or Sanfang Qixiang, is a well-preserved historical and cultural tourist area in downtown Fuzhou, Fujian province.

The tourist area covers 40 hectares and is composed of three lanes (Yijin Lane, Wenru Lane and Guanglu Lane), seven alleys (Yangqiao Alley, Langguan Alley, Ta Alley, Huang Alley, An'ming Alley, Gong Alley and Jibi Alley) and a main street (Nanhou Street).

The area has carefully preserved over 200 buildings dating back to the Ming and Qing dynasties (1644-1911), winning itself the reputation of "a large-scale architecture museum of the Ming and Qing dynasties".

The illuminated Shangxiahang Cultural Historical Block in Fuzhou, Fujian province. [Photo/WeChat account: fj-news]

Located in Taijiang district, Fuzhou, the 31.73-hectare Shangxiahang Cultural Historical Block boasts profound culture and history.

The block turned from a wharf into a hinterland of commerce and life during the period between the late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and the early Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).

A bird's-eye view of Wudianshi, an area full of ancient buildings in Jinjiang, Fujian province. [Photo/WeChat account: fj-news]

The Wudianshi, an ancient building area, is the first national 4A level tourism attractions in Jinjiang.

Buildings dating back from modern times to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) have been well-preserved in this area, which include rammed earth houses, red brick buildings, and Western-style buildings, epitomizing Jinjiang's historical and cultural past.

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