Taiping Street


Essentials of Taiping Street

Chinese Name: 太平街 Pronunciation: tài píng jiē

Admission Ticket Fare: Free

Opening Hours: 24 hours

Suggested Visiting Hours: 1-2 Hours

Occupied Area: About 125,700 square meters

Building Time: The Warring States Time (475 BC - 221 BC)

Building Function: Residential area and commercial district

Address: Tianxin District, Changsha City, Hunan Province

Best Visiting Season: Spring and Autumn (March to May, September to November)


Brief Introduction of the Taiping Street

The Taiping Street,The Taiping Street
The Taiping Street

Taiping Street is the most complete street with the original street pattern preserved in the ancient city of Changsha. It is located in the central part of Changsha City. The street takes Taiping Street as the mainline, reaching Wuyi Avenue in the north, Jiefang Road in the south, Weiguo Street in the west, Sanxing Street and Santai Street in the east.

The block has 87 stores along the main street, with a business area of nearly 30,000 square meters, mainly featuring famous time-honored brands, calligraphy and painting, national handicrafts, cultural leisure industry, and characteristic tourism products. It became a must-visit street in 2019.


History Culture of the Temple of Heaven

The Temple of Heaven, The Taiping Street
The Temple of Heaven

The former residence of Jia Yi, an outstanding statesman and writer in the Western Han Dynasty, is located in Taiping Street. Because the later generations admired him, they preserved his old house and its cultural relics. A wooden statue carved inside the house has survived to this day. Jia Yi's former residence is known as the source of Huxiang culture. It has a history of many years and is the oldest historical site in Changsha. Jia Yi was an official of Changsha at that time when he was only 27 years old. At that time, the Hunan Province was the territory of the state of Changsha, and Jia Yi was the chief executive sent by the central government to Changsha. The former residence of Jia Yi has been the pattern of the integration of ancestral halls since the first year of Chenghua in the Ming Dynasty. Over many years, people have repaired and rebuilt Jia Yi's former residence more than 100 times.


Attractions and Highlights at the Taiping Street

Jiayi’s Residence

Jiayi’s Residence,The Taiping Street
Jiayi’s Residence

The former residence of Jia Yi was built in the Western Han Dynasty and was the residence of the highest official of Changsha. From 177 BC to 174 BC, Jia Yi, a famous political theorist, thinker and writer of the Western Han Dynasty, lived here.

Known as the "source of Huxiang culture", The former residence of Jia Yi is the symbolic cultural heritage of Changsha. It is a key cultural relics protection unit of Hunan Province and the earliest former residence of celebrities in China. It has the oldest surviving ancient well and has been using up to now.


How to Get to Taiping Street

By Bus

1.Take bus 106, 109, 202, 314, 3, 6, 12, 18, 317, or 358, get off at Taipingkou Station.

2.Take bus 11, 18, 145, 308, 358, or 901 and get off at the Jia Yi Guju Station(Jia Yi’s Former Residence).


By Subway

1.Take Metro Line 2 and get off at the Xiangjiang Zhonglu Station, then walk 200 meters to the east.

2.Take Metro Line 1 or 2 and get off at the Wuyiguangchang (Wuyi Plaza) Station, then walk 300 meters to the west.

By Taxi

Chinese: 请带我去太平街。English: Please take me to Taiping Street.

If you go to Taiping Street from the Mountain Yuelu, it takes about 40 minutes (about 27 yuan).

If you go to Taiping Street from the Hunan Museum, it takes about 20 minutes (about 15 yuan).

If you go to Taiping Street from the Changsha Huanghua International Airport, it takes about 1 hour (about 85 yuan).

If you go to Taiping Street from the Changsha Station, it takes about 20 minutes (about 15 yuan).

The Overall View,Taiping Street
The Overall View

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