Zhongshan Road Historical and Cultural Block in Quanzhou
Zhongshan Road Historical and Cultural Block in Quanzhou city, East China's Fujian province, runs south-north through the whole city.
The most famous street in Quanzhou's old city, the road was built in the 1920s and 1930s. Many overhanging buildings along its route represent the essence of Southeast Asian-style architecture.
Quanzhou's Zhongshan Road is one of two well-preserved commercial streets with overhanging buildings in China. [Photo/IC]
In memory of China's revolutionary leader and ‘Fathers of Modern China’ Sun Yat-sen (1866-1925), major streets in Chinese cities were uniformly named Zhongshan Road. [Photo/IC]
Quanzhou's Zhongshan Road was given the "excellence award of heritage preservation in the Asia-Pacific region" by UNESCO in 2001.
Bell tower in Quanzhou city [Photo/IC]