Passing through Shaoxing Yingenmen Gate

The scenery of Ying’enmen Water Street, Shaoxing City, Zhejiang Province. File photo

Ying’enmen Scenic Spot, Shaoxing City, Zhejiang Province is located at the southern end of the ancient canal in eastern Zhejiang. This is one of the most typical areas of canal culture, and now it has become a new urban living room and a new cultural landmark with strong Shaoxing water town style.

Walking into Ying’enmen style water street, the style of the water town slowly unfolds along the canal. The water of the canal passes through Ying’en Gate from the west, and above the canal, 12 ancient bridges are like a rainbow lying on the waves. Taking shopping, living and commercial tourism as the two axes, it inherits the spatial beauty of Taimen courtyards and the city memory of one river and one street.

Despite the ups and downs, the shops along the street of Ying’enmen have basically maintained the original spatial pattern, the traditional style still exists, and the characteristics of the water town are strong. According to the relevant person in charge of the Culture, Radio, Television and Tourism Bureau of Yuecheng District, Shaoxing City, the Ying’en Gate project is based on the continuation of the spatial pattern and style of the water street. Complete water street pattern. In addition, Ying’enmen style water street restores the historical features of Shangxian pier, archway, Wangguan Pavilion and Jieguan Pavilion in the Zhongshan Temple block. Taiwan, ancient bridges, temples, etc. to reflect the Vietnamese culture.

The water street retains the ancient charm of the south of the Yangtze River and is brand new at the same time. Whenever the lanterns first come on, the lights on both sides of the canal gradually come on, and the voices of people gradually boil. Colorful shops converge into a colorful neon street scene, Ying’enmen style water street has become a characteristic commercial complex integrating cultural creativity, tourism shopping, leisure and entertainment, and colorful night activities attract citizens and tourists to come. .

The intangible cultural heritage living room is a unique part of the water street. It brings together more than 30 intangible cultural heritages such as Yue black tea, brown weaving, and bronze sculptures. Through different functional settings and display methods, the intangible cultural heritage becomes a Hear, see and experience.

“This is not only a scenic spot, but also a living area, a neighborhood that can reflect and restore the life of the old Shaoxing people.” The person in charge of the Culture, Radio, Television and Tourism Bureau of Yuecheng District, Shaoxing City said, “Both sides of the canal, cultural Inheritance, memory recovery, street space, water town style, Ying’enmen Water Street is people’s poetry and distance.” Ying’enmen Water Street is presented in a way that modern people like to see and hear, with fashionable and youthful elements in the water rhyme Flowing, readable, travelable, consuming, and livable. Here people see ancient canals, old city towers and ancient bridges, poetry and Jiangnan in the distance.