despite the weather looking gloomy and with the skies threatening to rain, we decided to take our chances and headed out to sansia (aka sanxia or sanshia) old street.....
this is the sansia qingshui zushi temple located at one end of the old street.
here's a look at the old street. the last time i was out here was almost 15 years ago and it has changed a lot since. it has been cleaned up and remodeled and altho' the essence and culture is still there, it just feels way too commercial and touristy.
cool retro architecture.
another temple located within the street.
the buildings have been remodeled but they did retain the original address plates.
all sort of stuff was being sold. from chinese calligraphy brushes...
to toy windmills...
to incense burners...
to blocks of handmade soap.
old style shop sign.
father and daughter enjoying the retro stroll.
she's always happy to be out and about!
the rain really started to pour, so we decided to find a place to sit and eat.
pig blood rice cake with peanut butter. sounds like something out of the show bizarre foods.
old style game machines.
karaoke setup right in the middle of the road, with disregard for anyone walking by of course. i say that because they had these huge ass, loud f*cking speakers all around including right next to the stage; and since the stage was blocking most of the road you had to walk right by the stage and one of the speakers. it didn't help that these old men were really screaming instead of singing.
the river that runs through the city.
google maps location.....
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