PHOTOS Ancient street gears up for festival

PHOTOS

Ancient street gears up for festival

China.org.cn

15:23, January 20, 2020

A Spring Festival street market is held in Sanfang Qixiang, an ancient residential block in Fuzhou, capital of Fujian province in southeast China, on Jan. 19, 2020. Sanfang Qixiang (literally meaning "three lanes and seven alleys" in English) is one of the most famous historic districts in the city. It first took shape in the Tang Dynasty (618-907) and flourished in the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1911). It was once the most affluent neighborhood in the city and home to more than 400 rich, famous and powerful residents. (Photos: China.org.cn)

Dough figurines in the shape of mouse are displayed at the Spring Festival street market in Sanfang Qixiang, an ancient residential block in Fuzhou, capital of Fujian province in southeast China, on Jan. 19, 2020. The upcoming lunar year is the Year of the Rat according to Chinese Zodiac.

People shop for flower decorations for the upcoming holiday at the Spring Festival street market in Sanfang Qixiang, an ancient residential block in Fuzhou, capital of Fujian province in southeast China, on Jan. 19, 2020.

Red lanterns bearing auspicious messages are displayed at the Spring Festival street market in Sanfang Qixiang, an ancient residential block in Fuzhou, capital of Fujian province in southeast China, on Jan. 19, 2020.

A traditional hand-made lantern in the shape of rabbit is seen at the Spring Festival street market in Sanfang Qixiang, an ancient residential block in Fuzhou, capital of Fujian province in southeast China, on Jan. 19, 2020.

Traditional hand-made lanterns in the shape of fish are seen at the Spring Festival street market in Sanfang Qixiang, an ancient residential block in Fuzhou, capital of Fujian province in southeast China, on Jan. 19, 2020. In China, fish symbolizes an increase or surplus in wealth and prosperity.

People shop for New Year decorative ornaments at the Spring Festival street market in Sanfang Qixiang, an ancient residential block in Fuzhou, capital of Fujian province in southeast China, on Jan. 19, 2020.

Colorful lanterns adorn a Spring Festival street market in Sanfang Qixiang, an ancient residential block in Fuzhou, capital of Fujian province in southeast China, on Jan. 19, 2020.

A calligrapher writes Spring Festival couplets with a Chinese brush pen and ink at the Spring Festival street market in Sanfang Qixiang, an ancient residential block in Fuzhou, capital of Fujian province in southeast China, on Jan. 19, 2020.

Red lanterns bearing the Chinese character "Fu" (meaning happiness) are displayed at the Spring Festival street market in Sanfang Qixiang, an ancient residential block in Fuzhou, capital of Fujian province in southeast China, on Jan. 19, 2020.

People watch a school of golden fish displayed at the Spring Festival street market in Sanfang Qixiang, an ancient residential block in Fuzhou, capital of Fujian province in southeast China, on Jan. 19, 2020.

People queue up to buy Rouyan pork dumplings in front of the Tongli Rouyan shop in Sanfang Qixiang, an ancient residential block in Fuzhou, capital of Fujian province in southeast China, on Jan. 19, 2020. With the fillings and wrappers both made from pork, Rouyan soup is a must-have dish for the family reunion dinner on the Lunar New Year's Eve.

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