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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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Chongqing, China
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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6 helpful votes 6 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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Schleusingen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

A bit colonial style, at the small streets around small restaurant (speacial fresh see food), for sure a Chinese shopping street but with a bit European flair

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Singapore, Singapore
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Zhongshan road has a small alley which is lined up with food stall. Yummy food like Mua chee, candy haws, sandworm jelly etc can be found right there. Be prepared for crowd & queue. Cars are blocked, hence there is a wide walking space for pedestrians. After dinner, you can take a stroll along the various shops (from the high-end... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I visited on the Qing Ming festival in the expectation of a more holiday atmosphere and was not disappointed - lots of holiday makers, lots of sunshine and lots of food. Unfortunately however this street resembles that of every other Chinese city centre, with the same outlets, brands, and hawkers selling the same wares. Unlike other cities the buildings on... More

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