Acquaintance with Lulician Street
Beijing is converted every day into a modern city where numerous skyscrapers rise rummage. However, Beijing is famous for the ancient city, where many attractions, historical and cultural monuments have been preserved. Lulician street, located south of the city center, refers to the number of attractions.
57-year-old Mr. Maine Dabao, working the velaikh for 10 years, is better than others know the street of lulicians and her stories. This is because he takes tourists daily.
"Street Lulichanes developed during the dynasty of Qing. In ancient times, on this street, the masters of firing of the glazed tile, intended for the Imperial Palace settled".
Hence the street name: "Luli" Translated means "glaze", a "Chan" – shop or manuff. Even in the 13th century, with the dynasty of the yuan, the furnaces for burning glazed tiles were built here. In the era of the Board of the Ming Dynasty, the scale of the roofing. In the 17th century, as the city’s urban regions expands, the roasting furnaces were carried out in a suburb. However, the name of the street has kept to this day.
But as a street of Lulicians turned from a street for the manufacture of glazed tiles in the focus of culture and applied artwork?
In the 17th century, during the Qing dynasty, in areas around the streets of Lulicians, located near the imperial palace, there were many palace officials who were very loved to attend book benches. In the name of satisfaction, their needs appeared here the first largest book market in Beijing. Over time, the lulichane began to arrange fairs on the occasion of the spring of Spring (or New Year on the lunar calendar). They were mainly sold ancient books, scrolls, antiques, calligraphy samples, jewelry, carpets on stone, jade and t. D.
In the early 80s of the last century, the Chinese government allocated a large amount of funds for the restoration of this street, and as a result she became two times wider. Cultural and tourist lulicians is divided into two parts: Eastern and Western. Street with a total length of 750 meters is arcuate. On both sides rise one-story and two-story buildings built from ancient bricks and covered with tiled. These buildings are erected in the traditional style of the queen dynasty. There is a national flavor, and the interiors of the buildings create an atmosphere of comfort and sophistication, reminding vintage shops and shops of former Beijing.
Over 100 stores work on both sides of this small street. In the eastern part of the street, the antiques are mainly sold, the works of cutters on stone, jade products, jewelry; In the western part of the street – works of Chinese painting, calligraphic inscriptions, ancient books and written accessories, as well as articles of decorative and applied art. Walking through this street, you can admire the collections of store owners, you can see the works and products of different eras, and also get advice from collectors in terms of assessing paintings and sample calligraphy. Here people should not worry about what they are deceived.
This street also offers veterans stores with a century. Mr. Jia Zhizhen is the owner of one of the similar stores called "Cinmigue". "Cinmigue" It was opened on the same street for more than 300 years ago. About the origin of the name of the store Mr. Jia says: "Name "Cinmigue", Famous for more than 650 years, originates from one of the four famous artists of the era of the dynasty Yuan, Master named Nast Yunlin. Nor Yunlin in old age lived by the recovery in the mountains. Here he built a pavilion for storing precious paintings and calligraphy. He called it building "Cinmigue", that translated means "Book switch". From here and the name of the store "Cinmigue".
This street is also the famous store "Zhounbuchi". This is a two-story building with brightly painted roof, red columns and red lamps. It resembles the world of fairy tales.
This store sells works of Chinese painting and calligraphy, written accessories; Here with the help of wooden cliches print "Puain", That is, multicolor reproductions intertwine books, frame paintings, and also give advice to collectors in the field of paintings and calligraphy samples. "Zhounbuchi" often call "Club of artists and calligraphs", "First art gallery", "folk google", "window into the world of the art of the East".
"First art gallery" The store is called because here on the square in more than 3000 square meters, a variety of works of the famous Chinese and foreign masters of the last century.
"Zhounbuchi" famous for masters in the field of restoration and decoration of vintage books and paintings. Here was restored a tanning picture "Nyuva", Created on silk. Saved Buddhist canons, kept inside the Buddha statue of the Buddha’s time of the Liao dynasty (12th century). Skillful hands of masters "Zhounbuchny" Restored many pictures of the epoch mines and Qing. "Zubaochai" – not just a commercial enterprise. This is a kind of symbol of China National Culture.
Nowadays, the Lulician Fair Street is no longer held, but it still attracts the attention of numerous Chinese and foreign tourists; It is famous for its shops in which you can buy various dicks, rare books, paintings. Here you can feel the saturated atmosphere of Chinese culture. Ms. Madleine Fogd, who came from Sweden, said that she had been on the streets of Lulician for the second time and that she loves this ancient street.
"I love to visit this street, here reigns a calm and peaceful atmosphere. Street, you can say – a representative of the ancient culture of China. Here you can admire antiques, paintings and calligraphic inscriptions of different eras, and also to get acquainted with the Chinese Culture of Tea Party".
Lulician Street is located in the Xuanu district, close to Tiananmen Square. Around the street there are many vintage Beijing alleys, so-called "Hutunov". You can make a tour of these alleys on the velaike and on the street of Lulician, and the driver of the stroller will introduce you to their history. If you have the opportunity to come to Beijing, then be sure to visit the ancient street of lulichan. We are convinced that here you will learn a lot from the history of Chinese culture.