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I would recommend all tourists to Chaozhou to visit this monumental arches. There are two rows of shops for one to patronize when sauntering around the arches. Other attractions such as guangji bridge and gate tower, ancient city wall, kaiyuan temple are all in proximity.
Arch Street (Taiping Road) is quite long with lots of monumental arches. Apparently they are all reconstructions as the original were torn down for building material. The arches are meant to commemorate famous people from Chaozhou and have a translation of the description in English...More
We entered through the Guangji Gate Tower to reach this street, also known as Paifang Street (Memorial Arch Street). It was so-called because of the remaining 20 historic memorial arches that lined along this main street.
Along both sides of the street, there are shops...More
This is a 2 km street filled with shops and endless arches.
Shops ranging from souvenirs, art galleries, hotels, modern cafes, traditional food stores, restaurants, tea shops, wood sculptures, porcelains, herbs. it is amazing the variety of items available here.
The long street is also...More
At first glance, the arches looks similar. It's only when we step closer, you will realised every arch has a signboard (bilingual) that explains each arch is dedicated to whom. We took a guided trishaw (RMB 10/ pax) which they will then ferry you around...More
This street has a big number of arches commemorating the outstanding people who has contributed to the city and people. Many of them are scholars who have excelled at the imperial examinations. Since it is located inside the ancient city, you will probably pass by...More