General Information of Chunxi Road
Chinese Name: 春熙路 Pronunciation: Chūn Xī Lù
Suggested Visiting Hours: 2-3 Hours
Tourist Area: 200,000 square meters
Address: Jinjiang District, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China
Admission Ticket Fare: This is a commercial street, so you don’t need tickets to get in. But you have to pay for things you buy in the mall.
Introduction of Chunxi Road
Chunxi Road is the most representative and bustling commercial pedestrian street in Chengdu. It is located in the central region of Chengdu city.
The road was built in 1924 by warlord Yang Sen. At first, Chunxi Road in Chengdu has named “Senwei road” because of Yang Sen’s title of “Senwei general”. Later, it was renamed Chunxi Road due to one sentence in Laozi’s Tao Te Ching. The name of Chunxi Road is used to describe the scene of prosperous commerce and bustling crowd.
Chunxi Road was originally intended to be built into a straight road, but Zheng Shaofu, who is the owner of Fuji Pharmacy in Zongfu street and the interpreter of the French Consulate, refused this offer. Yang Sen had to compromise. Therefore, in Zhongshan Square, Chunxi East Road, Chunxi West Road, Chunxi South Road, and Chunxi North Road have distance with each other.
After the beginning of the Great Cultural Revolution, Chunxi Road became an “anti-imperialist road” on August 24, 1966. Because of its special status in Chengdu, it became the main place for Chengdu Red Guards to hold activities, and the name finally changed back to “Chunxi Road”.
When Chunxi Road became more and more famous, some people proposed that the century-old golden street should have its unique logo, namely a street sign. The sign of Chunxi Road came into being in the Zhongshan Square of Chunxi Road. Three alternatives were selected from more than 800 schemes, of which Design No. 1 became the spokesperson of Chunxi Road, reflecting both the history of Chunxi Road and the fashion sense of the modern city
The coin-shaped logo is full of commercial concept. It adopts calligraphy art and combines the two Chinese characters of “Chun Xi” into a whole. They are simplified into a square with the number 1924. The whole design is mainly red and yellow. The square hole in the logo represents ancient coins and is a symbol of wealth.
In 1924, Chunxi Road was named, and the four points under the logo symbolize the bustling crowd, implying that the pedestrian street was popular. On the back of the sign, there is an allusion to the origin of “Chunxi”. The whole design not only reflects the long commercial history of Chunxi Road but also reflects the characteristics of Chunxi Road as a well-known commercial street in China.
At the north entrance of Chunxi Road, the relief wall with Chengdu custom, made up of granite, depicts the eight major landscapes of Chengdu in the Tang Dynasty(618-907), namely, temple fair, flower fair, lantern fair, mulberry picking, hibiscus, brocade washing, brocade weaving, and wine-making.
If a visitor does not visit Chunxi Road when he comes to Chengdu, it is just as regrettable as not going to Wangfujing in Beijing or Nanjing Road in Shanghai. Chunxi Road is not only the fashion center of Chengdu but also the gathering place of delicious snacks.
Big Events Happened in Chunxi Road
After the reform and opening up in the 1980s, Chunxi Road reappeared prosperity.
In September 1992, the night market on Chunxi Road opened for the first time in history.
On April 15, 2001, the executive meeting of Chengdu Municipal People’s Government approved the renovation plan of Chunxi Road.
On May 8, 2001, Chengdu municipal government launched the reconstruction and expansion project of Chunxi Road. The old street has taken on a new look. It is the most large-scale renovation in the history of Chunxi Road.
On February 10, 2002, 100,000 tourists swarmed here after the Chunxi Road was renovated exquisitely.
Chunxi Road Top Amazing Sights You Should Not Miss
Hu Kaiwen Stationery Shop
Hu Kaiwen Stationery Shop
Hu Kaiwen Ink Shop was founded by Hu Tianzhu (1742-1808), a native of Jixi County, Xuancheng City, Anhui Province. There were four celebrities in the Huizhou ink industry in Qing Dynasty(1636-1912), namely Cao Sugong, Wang Jiean, Wang Jinsheng, and Hu Kaiwen. As a rising star, Hu kaiwen Ink Shop ranked first among the four ink shops in Qing Dynasty.
In 1920, Li Runbo, a businessman from Tongcheng city, Anhui province, sold pen and ink made in Anhui to Chengdu. In 1924, a shop named “Hu Kaiwen Pen and Ink shop in Huizhou” opened in Qingshiqiao(a place in Chengdu), and it became the first specialized shop selling stationeries in Chengdu.
In 1926, it moved to the north of Chunxi Road, a prosperous commercial district with a business area of 260 square meters. In 1956, public-private joint management was implemented, and the shop name was changed to “Stationery Store”. In 1962, the title of Hu Kaiwen was added to the name of the shop, and Zhu De and Dong Biwu visited this shop to buy stationery in the same year.
Suning in Chunxi Road is the first Suning store in Sichuan and is also a pioneer of the O2O model of Suning. Since its opening on September 25, 2015, it has become the benchmark for Suning stores in Sichuan. It has truly integrated online and offline channels, especially the establishment of a scene-based experience area, which fully breaks through the barriers of offline experience and online sales. Fully integrating resources and connecting online and offline play an important role in improving the consumer experience.
Besides, the integration of overseas shopping and financial management will bring consumers a feast of imported goods from the United States, Japan and other countries, as well as Internet finance to enrich the offline experience. With the rapid development of the Suning business in Sichuan, Suning in Chunxi Road will serve every consumer with a new perspective and convenient experience!
The business types of Suning include wholesale and retail, installation, maintenance, and recycling of domestic appliances, and catering services. The brands involved in Suning include Huawei, OPPO, Glory, Apple, Xiaomi, Samsung, Sony, Whirlpool, Electrolux, Panasonic, Siemens, Changhong, Meiling, Hisense, Rongsheng, York, PPTV, Becco, TCL, and Skyworth etc.
Founded on January 22, 2003, Chicony in Chengdu is a department store established by Taiwan Lantian Group. Chicony is opened with a model of self-built and self-operated. It is planned and designed by a professional design team, built by the most advanced construction team. Chicony is managed by a professional department store management team in Taiwan to meet the business needs of the department store.
It is determined to create a new generation of department stores in the mainland. Chicony is located in the south of Chunxi Road, with a building area of about 187,000 square meters and a business area of 100,000 square meters. Chicony gathers international cosmetics brands, clothing, shoes and hats, daily food, products for mother and child, supermarket, and other facilities to provide customers with a more comfortable shopping environment.
The business types include international boutique, popular clothing, sports and leisure, delicious food, and star hotel. The brand categories here include YSL, HERMES PERFUME, DIOR, ESTEE LAUDER, LANCOME, CLARINS, GIORGIO ARMANI, BURBERRY, HR, LONGINES, GUY LAROCHE, 73HOURS, NIKE, ADIDAS, FILA, LE SAUNDA, HAIDILAO, ELLE, BLUE LEOPARD, JEEP, JACK WOLFSKIN, JUN YUE HOTEL, SMITHPOLOV、TOMBOLINI、DZZIT、JESSIE.
Maoye Department Store
Maoye Department Store
Maoye Department Store in Chunxi Road is located at the main entrance of Chunxi Road Pedestrian Street in the prosperous area of Chunxi business district. It is a gathering place for businessmen and tourists. There are cosmetics, boutiques, accessories, shoes, man’s and woman’s wear, children’s clothing, sports, etc. There is also photography of children, infant and ancient costumes, and medical devices, skincare, hairdressing, etc.
The department store’s business types include popular clothing, leisure, entertainment, and life service-themed hotels. The brands involved in the store include FILA, Innisfree, Charles & Keith, Shiseido, Clinique, MAC, Tse Sui Luen Jewelry, Luk Fook jewelry, and Pandora.
Chengdu Wangfujing Department Store
Chengdu Wangfujing Department Store
Located at No. 15, Zongfu Road, Jinjiang District, it is committed to building the most influential and high-quality art department store in Chengdu.
Its business hours are 10:00-22:00 from Thursday to Sunday and 10:00-22:30 from Friday to Saturday. Its business types include leisure and entertainment, life service, food, and shopping. The brand categories include Estee Lauder, Dior, Chanel, Swarovski, Cartier, Moschino, Shuangliren, Fissler.
High-wave Sports in Chengdu
High-wave Sports is located at No.78, west of Chunxi Road. It has more than 200 world-famous sports brands. As the world’s leading sports flagship store, High-wave Sports covers sports retail, cultural exhibition, catering and venue. With the new definition of an urban sports center, more people can enjoy the health and happiness brought by sports here!
The business types of the store include clothing retail, sports training, venue leasing, meals, comprehensive health guidance, event planning, advertising space leasing. Brand categories include Nike, Adidas, Li Ning, Kappa, Puma, New Balance, Converse, FILA, Dickies, Tiger, Columbia, Wolf Claw, Skechers, Asics, Anta, Paladin, and PONY.
Longchaoshou(Wonton) Main Store
With thin skin, tender stuffing, smooth texture, thick stock, the delicious dragon wonton is the best snack in Chengdu. The Chinese name--Long Chaoshou(Wonton) is not that the surname of the storekeeper is Long. When Zhang Wuguang, the founder of dragon wonton, and his friends discussed the business of opening a wonton restaurant in Nonghua Tea Garden, he borrowed the word “Nong” from the garden’s name and replace “Nong” with “Long”, as they have a similar pronunciation in Sichuan dialect, as part of the restaurant name. The Chinese Character “Long” implied the meaning of “a scene of hustle and bustle”, “auspicious” and “prosperity in business”. "Chaoshou" is a special name for wonton in Sichuan.
Longchaoshou Main Store
It was opened in Yuelaichang, Chengdu in 1941 and moved to the south of Chunxi Road in the 1960s. In the beginning, the name of the bar was written by Xiang Chu, dean of the college of arts, Sichuan University, and now the name is written by Zhao Yunyu, a famous calligrapher and painter in Sichuan Province.
Longchaoshou(Wonton) Main Store takes all kinds of wonton as the main dishes and has more than 300 kinds of Sichuan snacks, which are adapted to the market according to the seasons. The unique Sichuan food and snack feast and snack combo operation in the 1970s made Sichuan snacks famous.
Today’s Longchaoshou(Wonton) Main Store in Chunxi Road is a four-story building with various snacks. The main representative foods include wonton, pearl-shaped meat balls, deep-fried cake, steamed pork dumplings, Hanyang chicken, steamed pork wrapped with lotus leaf etc. It can accommodate 330 people on the first floor. The second floor can accommodate about 200 people. There are some special Sichuan dishes and traditional musical instruments that are displayed for diners. On the third floor, there are 14 private rooms in Chinese and western styles.
Hengdeli is the retailer of internationally renowned brand watches. In this text, it refers to the Hengdeli Store. China’s first Hengdeli Store was opened in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province, and was founded in 1915. Its signboard means “business is prosperous and profitable”. In 1925, the Hengdeli store was opened in Chunxi Road, and Chengdu Hengdeli became the first batch of time-honored brands to settle in Chunxi Road, growing together with the “century-old golden street”. Since the opening of the store, Hengdeli has formulated three major business rules. The first is to pay attention to brand and reputation. Famous watches made in Switzerland, such as Omega, Longines, Rolex, and Rome, and other famous brand clocks made in France, are all sold in Hengdeli by original import. The source of goods is regular, and the quality of goods is reliable.
Secondly, Hengdeli has trained some skillful craftsmen and create a platform for after-sales service. All clocks and watches on the market in Chengdu can be repaired by craftsmen.
Third, the staffs here are skillful and polite. Hengdeli employees adhere to the principle of customer first. They have a good grasp of the goods selling service. Every time there is a customer consultation, they can give the timely and useful answer. As a result, Hengdeli is unique in the industry and has a good reputation in the market. The famous brand, reliable quality, skillful business, friendly attitude, and superb maintenance technology make Hengdeli quickly become well-known in Chengdu business circles and become the favorite place for high-ranking officials, rich businessmen, celebrities and ladies.
How to Get to Chunxi Road
Take bus 55,47,48,51,56 or 104 to the Chunxi Road Pedestrian Street South station, and then take a 9-minute walking(about 600 meters) to the destination(northeast).
Take bus 58 or 98 and get off at Chunxi Road Pedestrian Street North station, and then walk about 110 meters.
Take take line 2 or line 3 to Chunxi Road station (Exit C), and then walk about 650 meters(about 10 minutes) to the destination(northwest).
Chinese: 请带我去春熙路。English: Please take me to the Chunxi Road.
If you go to the Chunxi Road from Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts in Zongfu, Chengdu city, it takes about 8 yuan(about 5 minutes)
If you go to the Chunxi Road from Chengdu Train Station, it takes about 30 yuan(30 minutes).
If you go to the Chunxi Road from Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, it takes about 70 yuan(about 70 minutes).
authorName23242: Ying Wang
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