Strolling Along the Cultural Streets in Nanjing

Nanjing Water Street (Bailuzhou Park Water Street)

Nanjing Water Street, also called Bailuzhou Park Water Street or Bailuzhou Water Street, is close to Bailuzhou Park (near the Confucius Temple). It’s a strip of restaurants and bars with the city wall on one side and the park on the other, with canals running through it.

Nanjing Water Street (Bailuzhou Park Water Street)

You can sit outside and watch an impressive live-show of song, dance and acrobatics, called “Anchoring on Qinhuai at Night”, which is performed on and across the water. It is arranged according to the poetic allusions and legends from the Six Dynasties period in Qinhuai and will give you an insight into the history and culture of Qinhuai. Based on the beautiful scenery of Bailuzhou Park, the show presents you with the beautiful scenes of moon and lights as it fully takes advantage of the stage on the water.

Nanjing 1912 Culture and Leisure Block

Nanjing is the place where the Republic of China was established and 1912 is the year when the monarchy collapsed. Nanjing 1912, a block of Culture and Leisure surrounding the Presidential Palace to the west, integrates culture, catering, entertainment, recreation and sightseeing as a whole. It consists of more than 20 buildings around its four squares, featuring the Republic of China’s style and combining Chinese architectural styles and modern fashion commercial elements. Nanjing 1912, a charming life landmark, is a place where profound historical sediments and the fashionable life style bring out the best in each other.

Nanjing 1912 Culture and Leisure Block

Nanjing Chenguang 1865 Creative Industry Park

Chenguang 1865 Creative Industry Park is a place where literature and art merge. It covers an area of 210,000 square meters and a building area of 110,000 square meters. So far, there are 60 distinctive buildings of different periods, from the Qing Dynasty to the Republic of China to the New China. The whole district and the surrounding areas are abundant in human and historical landscapes. With its rich humanistic connotations and historical atmosphere, the district has become a new entrepreneurial base for fashion enterprises.

Nanjing Chenguang 1865 Creative Industry Park

The 1865 Fashion & Life Area lies in the northeast of the district, and it is characterized by its shady trees and beautiful scenery. There are over 10 buildings in this area which offer excellent accommodation facilities with full property management, as well as brand name restaurants, bars and special boutiques with a rich cultural and fashionable atmosphere. This area is a perfect place for viewing the Qinhuai River and the city walls of the Ming Dynasty.

Shuimu Qinhuai Block in Nanjing

Shuimu Qinhuai is a key fashion and leisure block in Nanjing with integrated functions of leisure, entertainment and catering. It focuses on getting close to nature. There are tall trees, numerous flowers and lush vegetation near the beautiful Qinhuai River. The rate of vegetation reaches 65%. Looking up from a boat on the Qinhuai River, you will find shops hidden in the trees just like a string of musical notes. The whole street is like a natural oxygen bar which gives you a great sense of harmony.

Shuimu Qinhuai, Nanjing

Librairie Avant-Garde Bookstore

Librairie Avant-Garde Bookstore in Nanjing is considered to be the city’s name card and one of the cultural landmarks of Nanjing. Librairie Avant-Garde creates a club bookstore management model, with the theme of “learning, culture salon, coffee, art gallery, movie, music, originality and life”. The slogan of the bookstore is “all kinds of fine books can be found in the Librairie Avant-Garde”.

Librairie Avant-Garde Bookstore

Till now, it has seven bookstores, including the main bookstore beneath Wutaishan Stadium as well as other five branches in Nanjing and one branch in Wuxi City of Jiangsu Province. Among them, the main bookstore is the most famous, which is dubbed “China’s most beautiful bookshop” by CNN, and also claimed to be the country’s largest single-floor bookstore – 4,000 square meters. When entering the bookstore, you will be welcomed by a replica of Rodin’s “The Thinker” sculpture instead of a shelf for best-selling books. All the books are all arranged as beautifully as artwork, and the cashier counter is built from thousands of old books. Meanwhile, there are all kinds of creative products in the bookstore, which is full of a strong cultural atmosphere.

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