Harbin Central Street in China (Zhongyang Street) was first selected as one of the ten “Chinese history and culture streets” after experts’ decision and people’s vote when the first "Chinese history and culture famous street selection and promotion" activity was announced in Beijing on the 10th. It is the representative and prominent sign of Harbin. Since it becomes the first national commercial pedestrian street on June 1st in 1997, after years building, now the Central Street is a pedestrian street sharing the fame of overseas and collecting business, leisure, fashion, entertainment as a whole. It makes Harbin known as “Oriental Little Paris", “Oriental Moscow" more beautiful.
Harbin's hundred-year history can be traced in this story-rich street. Originally constructed in 1898 for the transportation of railway supplies and called "Chinese Street," Central Street was later floored with square stones based on the design of a Russian engineer in 1924. Since then, it has become home to numerous foreign shops, hotels, and bars. Russian leather, British woolen cloth, French perfume, German medicine and many more commodities can be found here. Central street is one of the top places to visit in Harbin China.
The 1.4-km long street shows an various of European architectural styles buildings. Baroque and Byzantine facades, little Russian bakeries, French fashion houses, American eateries, and Japanese restaurants. These buildings reflect classic Renaissance architecture style.
Central Street was Art Museum of the Central Avenue building which collected the essence of world architecture art.Its total area is 94.05 hectares,about 1 square kilometer.Including Baroque and Byzantine facades, little Russian bakeries, French fashion houses, American eateries, and Japanese restaurants.
Central Street is 1.4-km long and 21.43-meter wide ,the Fangshi Road is 10.8-meter wide among the Central Street. All the road was paved with square stone.The square stone is 18-cm long and 10-cm wide,the shape is like a Russian small bread which is rare in Road History home and abroad.
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