The Chinese-Baroque Historic Block

Updated : 2020-03-05

By ( e.my399.com )

Located on Daowai Nan Street, the Daowai district contains some of China's largest and most intact buildings in the "Chinese Baroque" architectural style.
Built about a century ago and covering 288,300 square meters, the buildings sport Western baroque style for their exterior design, while retaining the traditional layout of Chinese courtyards inside.
The Chinese Baroque-style buildings are preserved at an exceptional level among its kind around the world. As an origin of Harbin’s industry and trade, the block features intangible cultural heritages, such as traditional commerce, culinary and folk customs.
Wandering in the block, you will feel as if you are in a museum of Baroque architecture. The weather-beaten appearance will bring to mind the glorious past the buildings witnessed.

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