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Zhongshan Road Walking Street

Siming District, Xiamen 361001, China
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Ranked #19 of 197 Attractions in Xiamen
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Auckland, New Zealand
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Astonishingly crowded on this long weekend but nice to hit a walking street with no cars. Mostly the usual chain stores you'd see anywhere in China plus stores selling souvenirs. Worthwhile to look for the pre-revolutionary architecture showing the influence of its history as an international settlement. A bit early in my trip to be taking on street food but... More

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

No vehicles to disturb you. Just enjoy walking down the street, window shopping. Good malls where you get branded dress and also regular shops where you can shop good materials. Nice to young Chinese happily spending their time.

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Austin, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Zhongshan Road is full of shops and little eateries. There are many many shops and they are open late. If you're wanting to check out some Chinese street food, I would highly recommend a visit to this area. Have a light early dinner and then come down to Zhongshan, do some shopping and then get some late night snacks. If... More

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Chongqing, China
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

I was not impressed with this street. It looked as though it had been newly renovated as many places in China have been. But with many of these renovation projects the old character and soul has been taken out. The street was very bleak, and had no trees or other greenery to help take away some of the blistering heat.... More

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This footwalk shopping area is a place must visit when you travel to Xiamen, you can find everything you want, form the Chinese souvenier till branded products.

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Taft, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Perhaps Zongshan Street was famous once, but it completely lacks character now and was mostly deserted when we visited. There's nothing of charm now, just a bleak half-mile stretch of clothing shops and a few assorted drink stands; no trees or other greenery to shield travelers from the blistering heat. Along the way there were quite a few alleyways perpendicular... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This was my 5th trip to Zhong Shan Road and over the past ten years, I could see changes made to make the place a better one for tourists. Almost litter and smoke free. Lesser beggars on the street. More even and comfortable to walk pavements. The shops and departmental stores underwent renovation and were now newer and pleasant looking.... More

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Hong Kong, China
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I wonder i am in Taiwan or in Xiamen when i am there. The shops, the food, the stalls, I can't feel the local environment at all. I expect i can get some local food as souvenir but all i can find is Taiwan pineapple cake, Taiwan Suncake..... ;(

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It is crowded. There is a good choice of street food although nearby Taiwan food street is better. Very hard to get a taxi on Saturday night

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Manila, Philippines
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21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

With the summer heat, it would be best to visit this place at night when it is cooler to walk and the whole place is lighted up. It can be very crowded on weekends when the locals are out. There are several cafes along the pedestrian only street to cool you down and rest.

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