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Pay a visit to Jinan's elegant old streets

Jinan, capital of East China's Shandong province, is a city full of stories. The old streets there, elegant and tranquil, have witnessed the passage of time and are evocative. Let's take a look!

Qushuiting Street

Qushuiting Street [Photo by Shao Kai/WeChat account: jnslyj]

Qushuiting Street is located to the south of Daming Lake, the north of Xigengdao Street, the west of Baihuazhou Historical and Cultural Block and the east of Fuxue Wenmiao, popularly known as the Confucian Temple of Shandong province.

There is no hustle and bustle and no heavy traffic. The quaint small shops and the stream are in harmony and the small stone bridge across the stream exudes the flow of the years.

Houzaimen Street

Houzhaimen Street [Photo by Li Feng/WeChat account: jnslyj]

Houzaimen Street is connected to Qushuiting Street to the west and ends by Xianxi Alley in the east.

Grey bricks, grey-green roof tiles, dark red windows and inky gates form the old buildings in classical style that gives a strong sense of a bygone era.

The sun shines on the limestone slabs through the green leaves, emphasizing the gentleness and serenity of Houzaimen Street.

Gulubazi Street

Gulubazi Street  [Photo by Li Feng/WeChat account: jnslyj]

Gulubazi Street is famous for its atmosphere that is full of life. There are snack bars, restaurants, variety shops and other delights to be found there.

At the gate of a shop in the street, green lotus leaves, together with the red hanging lanterns, inject vitality into the old street.

Qifengqiao Street

Qifengqiao Street  [Photo by Li Feng/WeChat account: jnslyj]

Qifengqiao Street is where harmony and balance is to be found, amid the frenetic pace of the city.

The gently flowing Qifeng and Tengjiao springs, the old buildings located by the river and the Qifeng Bridge, together offer visitors a picturesque scroll.

Bianzhi Alley

Bianzhi Alley  [Photo by Li Feng/WeChat account: jnslyj]

Like the other old streets, Bianzhi Alley is a peaceful area hidden in a noisy city. Black bricks and roof tiles, old trees, rusty doors, all of these record the truest colors of old Jinan and showcase the elegance of the alley.

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