SanXia Old City

SanXia Old Street started becoming popular during the Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1912). During the Japanese colonial era, MinQuan Old Street was completely destroyed, while SanXia district became prosperous through the production and sale of tea, camphor, timber and coal. Since then, MinQuan Old Street has been slowly reconstructed.

SanXia Old Street started becoming popular during the Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1912). During the Japanese colonial era, MinQuan Old Street was completely destroyed, while SanXia district became prosperous through the production and sale of tea, camphor, timber and coal. Since then, MinQuan Old Street has been slowly reconstructed.

SanXia and MinQuan old streets, previously known as “SanJiaoYong Street”, has been an important gathering point for business since the Qing Dynasty, with various goods being collected here to be bought and sold.
At its peak, a variety of shops and establishments could be found here, including dye shops, a hospital (behind XinLong Temple), a hand-made paper shop, barber shop, funeral shop, and Chinese medicine shop. In addition, railroad track ran through the area. QingShui Temple and ZaiShu Temple were also the religious centres at that time. The inscriptions on the old street’s houses indicates individual household’s last names, business types, and store names. Inscribed boards, hung inside shops, usually indicated a store’s names or last names of the shop owners, which was a common way of promoting business at that time. All the things are interesting in here. You should come here.

SanXia is a part of town in Taipei in Taiwan.

http://www.sanshia.tpc.gov.tw/sanshia_english_1.asp

written by alice26992 on 2008-04-27 #places #history #location #architecture

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