Zhongying Street Awarded the Title of National Historic and Cultural Street
The Ministry of Culture and the State Administration of Cultural Heritage have named Zhongying Street in Shenzhen into a national historic and cultural street. Zhongying Street stood out among 80 candidates to become one of the ten streets to be awarded the title this year.
Winners were selected through government nomination and public voting. Zhongying Street stood out because of its unique one street, two political systems while protecting its century old history and cultural heritage. Zhongying Street, formerly a shopper’s paradise and still remains one of Shenzhen’s most popular tourist attractions.
In 1898, stone markers were placed along the middle of the street marking the border between Shenzhen and Hong Kong. During that time Hong Kong was still under British rule. Now half of the street still remains part of Hong Kong and the other half is still part of Shenzhen. Zhongying Street also goes by the name Chinese-English Street.
Ever since Shenzhen’s rapid economic development, Zhongying Street gradually lost its commercial glory, but the street still remains as one of Shenzhen’s top eight scenic spots because of its two systems and its historical relevance along with encompass entertainment, sightseeing and shopping.