[Tianjin Five Avenues] In 1860, when the British Concession in Tianjin was established, there was only one Victoria Avenue (Jiefang North Road) and then a gravel road, called Miduoshi Road (Taian Road), was built vertically. Later, the British Concession was extended to the Wall Zihe River, which is now the generation of Nanjing Road. By the beginning of the nineteenth century, the British Concession began to extend the concession to the south, across the present Nanjing Road, and at the same time, it invested in the construction of water and power grids, and built the low-lying areas with only a few bungalows into high-grade residential areas with modern facilities. After the overthrow of the Qing Dynasty in 1911, many officials of the Qing Dynasty, the old and the young, military and political officials of the Republic of China, celebrities of the business circles and wealthy foreign businessmen paid a lot of money to invest in the British Concession to build houses. The Pioneer Agricultural Company set up by Hoover, an American, took the opportunity to undertake the development and construction of these new houses. The British Concession Bureau of Industry has built five East-West roads east of London Road (Chengdu Road today), west of Machang Road, south of Waltz River (Nanjing Road today) and north of Haiguangsi Avenue (Xikang Road today). Within the scope of the radiation of these five roads, it has begun to sell land, build various foreign houses, villas and apartment houses, and truly become the World Architecture Expo. The five roads from south to north are Machang Road, Hong Kong Road (Munan Road), Singapore Road (Dali Road), Colombo Road (Changde Road), Edinburgh Road and Cambridge Road (Chongqing Road). Most of the British people use the names of Hong Kong, Singapore, etc. in their colonies. When we recovered the concession in 45 years, we used the names of cities that our country had not fallen into during the war, which has profound implications. The Racecourse Road is located on the edge of the British and German Concessions, because the opposite is the German Concessions. In 1919, Germany surrendered and returned the Concessions to China, which became the Chinese territory. Therefore, only the buildings on the north side of the Racecourse Road belong to the five main roads of the British Concession. The same is true of Chengdu Road. The buildings here were built earlier, mostly in the Linong apartment houses. The buildings are more tight and compact than the spacious luxury of the Five Avenues. So Chengdu Road is not included in the Five Avenues. But now the catering in this street is very distinctive. Every night, when the lights are on, there are endless restaurants and various delicacies in every shop. There are all kinds of delicacies. After a hundred years, Tianjin's Five Avenues are still charming, and now they have become a business card of Tianjin. The development is still people-oriented, with residents'lives and office units as the main part and tourism as the supplement. There are no plans to develop and construct various commercial facilities to make money, nor to apply for national A-level scenic spots. Western-style buildings with distinctive features and different shapes are still well protected. The streets and lanes are clean and tidy, never widened. Tree greening is different according to the five streets, each with its own characteristics. Only the Minyuan Stadium and Xiannong Grand Courtyard have been transformed as recreational places for citizens and tourists, and become a more three-dimensional high-end living community.
Five avenues in the south, East and west of the downtown area of Tianjin are juxtaposed with five streets named Chengdu, Chongqing, Dali, Munan and Ma Chang. They are the most complete architectural complex of foreign buildings preserved in Tianjin and even in China so far. We in Tianjin call them "Five Avenues". Five avenues area has gardened houses with different national architectural styles built in the 1920s and 1930s. Among the more than 300 typical buildings, English, Italian, French, German and Spanish, there are many Renaissance buildings, classical buildings, eclectic buildings, Baroque buildings, courtyard buildings and Chinese-Western buildings, which are called the World Architecture Expo Garden. The "Tianjin Xiaoyang Building, Beijing Siheyuan" is the most incisive summary of the historical architectural styles of the two major cities of Tianjin and Beijing. Xiaoyang Building and Siheyuan not only generate different cultural genes of Tianjin and Beijing, but also reflect the collision and blending of modern Chinese and Western cultures. From Tianjin's Governor Yamen to Beijing's Forbidden City, from garden houses in concessions to royal houses in Imperial cities, in late Qing Dynasty, powerful and powerful people, Beiyang warlords, foreign compradors, financial magnates and industrial tycoons - - - a series of dramas, comedies, tragedies and farces in modern Chinese history have witnessed the rise and fall of China, and I am worthy of recommendation from Tianjin people.
Take a taxi to the famous Five Avenues, along the way through the pedestrian street, the road is very narrow, slightly congested. Having done the homework beforehand and knowing that walking here will take more than half a day, I decided to take a carriage, which is a real horse-riding experience. Along the way, there are many small foreign buildings with various customs. With the introduction of the young man in the carriage, the past of the Tianjin Concession seems to be vivid. Here spring and autumn is really suitable for walking, take a camera and take photos slowly.
Five main roads are named after five main roads, which used to be the British Concession. During the period of the Republic of China, many officials and celebrities of the Qing Dynasty and the Beiyang government lived here. The buildings here are European-style, small foreign houses with various styles. However, most of the houses are now closed iron doors, can not enter. Several representative buildings, such as Pilou Tower, Tianjin Foreign Language College, which has filmed The Family of Golden Powder, Zaizhen's Mansion of Qing Dynasty, and Cai Chengxun's former residence, which is the only Chinese architecture, deserve a good visit. You can choose to ride a horse-drawn carriage and a bicycle on the Five Avenues. The carriage costs 80 yuan per person and the bicycle costs about 10 yuan per hour.
Visiting the Five Avenues is mainly to see more than 2000 garden-style European-style buildings on the streets, of which there are more than 300 former residences of celebrities. Five avenues at the beginning, if you can't figure out the southeast and northwest, you can buy a map to visit and play according to the map. Here you can also choose to ride a horse-drawn carriage and a bicycle. The carriage costs 80 yuan per person and the bicycle costs about 10 yuan per hour. They are classic ways to play on Five Avenues.
A half-hour journey from Beijing to Tianjin was made several times due to work, but each time there was no excessive stopover. I wanted to go out alone on the last day of the holiday, go to the city with my schoolbag, pick up my camera, go to several popular scenic spots, feel very clean and artistic, walk in the European-style buildings along the streets and lanes, and quietly walk beside the lake. It's enjoyable to listen to music.
First of all, the Five Avenues are very big. Remember to walk for four or five hours, and taking pictures is the most correct choice. I was skating on a drift board, taking pictures of myself and catching the train in a hurry of two hours. Taxi drivers said that it was originally bought by the second generation of the national government, but now most of the state-owned. Really, the atmosphere is very good. The architectural style of this area is similar to that of European style. It has good greening, clean roads and high quality tourists. The carriage is very fast, the horse's hoofs are clattering, very rhythmic, not recommended, the line is fixed, the route is short. Five avenues are the facades of Tianjin. There were many people in the Stadium of the Republic of China. They didn't want to take pictures of themselves. It's beautiful on Five Avenues anyway. There is a very sentimental place, the couple can not be more suitable, but also the beauty of women's tickets. Hope these can give friends good advice, help you better plan your trip. No Five Avenues, let alone Tianjin
Tianjin's Five Avenues are somewhat similar to Shanghai's French Concession. During the period of the Republic of China, the architectural styles of all countries had their own. At that time, there were hundreds of famous people's former residences in Tianjin, which was a veritable place for celebrities to live in. Among the five main avenues are Gu Weijun's former residence and Zhang Zizhong's former residence. In addition, there are some buildings with unique style, such as Pilou Building. There is also a racetrack in Five Avenues, which is similar to the school playground. On the second floor, there is a museum of Five Avenues which can be visited. The last thing we should miss is to take a carriage around every street of the whole five avenues. Because I came earlier and it was December in winter, I didn't see the shadow of the carriage.
The Fifth Avenue of Bangbanda is very big. We haven't finished meeting a lot of good-hearted people to show us the way. We have also eaten a lot of delicious and especially delicious Tianjin authentic pancakes and fruits. When we went to the drinks shop for hot drinks, the owner was a very enthusiastic old man in Tianjin who told us a lot of delicious and interesting things about Tianjin and told us the route. Happy to go