Nantang Old Street earns provincial recognition
A night view of Nantang Old Street in Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/WeChat account: nbfb0574]
Nantang Old Street recently made the list of the second batch of Zhejiang provincial tourism and leisure blocks, bringing the total numbr of such streets in Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang province to two, local media reported.
Laowaitan, also known as the Old Bund, is the other place that has been listed as a provincial tourism and leisure block in Ningbo.
With a history of more than 500 years, Nantang Old Street is one of the eight historic blocks in Ningbo and the only block in the city that reflects the unique living environment of a water town in Jiangnan, a region in the south of the Yangtze River.
Filled with stalls selling trinkets and traditional cuisine, the street is home to 143 brands and the former residence of Yuan Muzhi, a renowned filmmaker.
In July, Nantang Old Street was also honored as a national nighttime culture and tourism consumption agglomeration zone by the Ministry of Culture and Ministry. It is the only street from Ningbo to be given this honor.