daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Photo Forums > Urban Showcase

Urban Showcase Show your selfmade photos



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old April 20th, 2011, 07:25 PM   #61
travelworld123
Registered User
 
travelworld123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 627
Likes (Received): 52

Quote:
Originally Posted by mthmchris View Post
Yep, Guangzhou is one of my favorite cities in mainland China as well.

Shenzhen's great (I live there currently), but a word of advice for anyone going there - the best parts of the city are the older "villages" with the handshake buildings. I suppose because Shenzhen never had access to the same level of government financing that comparably wealthy cities like Beijing and Shanghai had, the government has only been able to get the clout to demolish a handful of those villages.

So man, are those areas vibrant. I have never, ever, seen places with the same energy as some of those places - and I lived in Hong Kong for a while. I mean, even the alleys are packed with life. And while the old neighborhoods in Shanghai and Beijing are either demolished, slummy, or preserved in lacquer for tourists, the old neighborhoods in Futian are flourishing. They are endlessly fascinating mazes of restaurants (of all price ranges), shops, massage parlors, street food, hair salons, whorehouses, and groceries. They are vibrant and upwardly mobile - the streets seem to grow richer by the day.

The next time you go, stroll around Shuiwei (水围村) or Xiasha (下沙村) - both in Futian. They're incredible, and some of my favorite places in Asia, period.

Wow, vibrancy on par with Hong Kong? Nice! Any pics/more info (on another thread if you want)? That would be amazing to see that China has another place that has similar vibrancy and density to somewhere like Hong Kong!
travelworld123 no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 03:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium