Lying next to Hong Kong and Macau, Guangzhou is aware of its commercial development. The biannual Canton Fair
adds to the commercial atmosphere. Guangzhou is really a Shoppers' Paradise. There's a variety of stores here.
Shangxia Jiu Road Pedestrian Street is located in the Liwan District of Xiguan, a prosperous traditional commercial district.
It is the first commercial pedestrian street in Guangzhou. Walking into this street, you will see the featured Qi Lou (an old
building style that exists in Guangzhou and its neighboring areas) on both sides of the road. It reflects the strong Lingnan
Culture. On this street lie more than 200 stores, especially those brand name restaurants and teahouses open there. From
1:00pm to 9:00pm on weekends and holidays and on every night, Shangxia Jiu Road is restricted to pedestrians only.
Be sure to go to Shangxia Jiu Road. Even if you don't buy anything, just walking along this street you will feel the cultural
atmosphere in the street with Qi Lou on both sides.
Walking on the Beijing Road, in the center of Guangzhou City, however, you will find a world far different from Shangxia Jiu Road.
It is simultaneously fashionable and traditional.