Experience an elegant European lifestyle in Qingtian
Qingtian county – administered by Lishui city in East China's Zhejiang province – has a registered population of 575,000, as well as an estimated 330,000 of its people currently overseas, living in more than 120 countries and regions.
Besides its streets replete with European-style buildings, the influence brought from abroad by these overseas Chinese has integrated into the traditional lifestyle there, giving the county a palpable sense of prosperity.
People can partake of authentic Italian coffee, French wine and Spanish smoked ham and even use Euros to buy products in Qingtian.
Here are some recommended places for those who are planning a trip to this marvelous place.
European-style buildings line Linjiangdong Road. [Photo/WeChat account: qingtianwenlv]
It's hard to imagine how a small place in the mountainous areas in southeastern Zhejiang province can have so many European style buildings, before going to Linjiangdong Road.
The 1,770-meter-long thoroughfare has a great many cafes and western restaurants to satisfy even the pickiest of gourmets.
It is also an ideal place for taking photos.
European-style sculptures feature at Longjin Park. [Photo/WeChat account: qingtianwenlv]
Longjin Park ranks among the best childhood memories of generations of Qingtian's folk. The park still retains its old sculptures – including representations of Napoleon, Hercules and Columbus that were added after its renovation.
The park also stages music festivals and coffee-themed activities from time to time.
Qingtian Imported Commodity City
Qingtian Imported Commodity City has a wealth of products, providing consumers with a plethora of choice. [Photo/WeChat account: qingtianwenlv]
With more than 70,000 kinds of products from over 70 countries and regions, Qingtian Imported Commodity City constitutes the perfect place for the shopaholic. From snacks, to wine and daily necessities and jewelry and clothes, the place is a one-stop shopping extravaganza.