Location: The center of the city, near the Li River
What to buy: folk handicrafts,landscape paintings, clothing, local snacks
Without being introduced, Zhengyang Pedestrian Street becomes a new landmark of Guilin. It enjoys a high reputation of "the first commercial shopping street in western China" This street is 666 meters long and surrounded by restaurants, hotels, theatres, stadiums, commercial facilities and scenic spots.
With the good location in the city center, Zhengyang Pedestrian Street is easily to access through various ways. The Jie Fang Jiao bus-stop is nearby and the stop is also where taxis drop off visitors.
Because it is a pedestrian street, the vehicles are prohibited to enter into this area. So tourists can be carefree to stroll and do a bit of window shopping in the safety environment. As one of the newest attractions in Guilin, Zhengyang Pedestrian Street has many Chinese-style structures mixed with some Western colonial period buildings selling everything from jade and teapots to clothing, woven, jewelry, souvenirs, as well as minority handicrafts and embroidery.
Zhengyang Pedestrian Street
Guilin Zhengyang Pedestrian Street lined with shops and full of tourists, someone having called it as "Guilin Yangshuo West Street in downtown". Now this street is also become a must visit place when travel to Guilin. Seeing collection of Chinese and Western style buildings, enjoying beautiful street lights, eating Guilin characteristic flavor snack, stepping the ancient full-bodied green flagstone road in Zhengyang Street, choosing a variety of goods in the fashionable and classical, pedestrians no matter from east or west will spend a good time here. Guilin hotel, the guesthouse, theatres, stadiums, commercial facilities, Guilin scenic spots are around Zhengyang Pedestrian Street, make it has a unique geographical advantage. Because of its comfortable shopping environment, leisure and pleasant greenery neighborhood, local characteristics, comprehensive and considerate services make Zhengyang Pedestrian Street unique in Guilin.
At the entrance of the south have symbolic eight cassia trees which well represent Guilin. The name of the city is derived from the cassia tree called "Guihuashu" in Chinese. One can see the green cassia trees standing at the most roadsides in the town. When the autumn comes, the fragrance of the blossom fills up the air making passengers refreshing and relaxed. In addition, the golden flowers are very pleasing to the eyes. Pavilions on either side of the building, besides the Han and Tang dynasties period buildings, there are the small building of South Asia, Japanese, and European. In the center of the Zhengyang Road, there is Red Bell Tower of seventeen point five meters high, under the tower is hanging clock, now it has become the most prominent signs of Pedestrian Street.
Zhengyang Pedestrian Street
Through the whole street, the delicate pavilions reflect the city is small but unusual, simple and unsophisticated. There are strong commercial sentiment and traditional culture atmosphere of safe, comfortable and in a unique style, which make one of the oldest old street in the city to glow the youth and vitality, showing strong historical and cultural connotation and strong modern breath.