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Three Lanes and Seven Alleys

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2018-08-22

Fuzhou, capital of Fujian province, is a cultural and historic city long renowned for the ancient lanes and alleys. Among them, the most famous are the Three Lanes and Seven Alleys, lined on both sides of the Nanhou Street.

Located in the city center, they cover an area of 40 hectares. An abundance of cultural relics can still be found in this centuries-old neighborhood, which mainly comprises former residences of historic celebrities and architectures in the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties.

Featuring flagstone paths, white walls, black tiles and fine craftsmanship, the residence block epitomizes the ancient style of the ordinary abodes and the culture of Minjiang River, accredited as a large-scale architecture museum of the Ming and Qing Dynasties.

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