Nanhua West Street: Out of Nanhua West grew Haizhu District
Nanhua West Street (南华西街) is a street with a fascinating history. It is lined with arcades, Xiguan Mansions and features 77 small lanes and courtyards.
Walking along this over 200-year-old street, you will encounter beautiful worn flagstone alleyways, historic wall paintings, balconies garlanded with flowers, and tranquil courtyards.
Nanhua West Street was a thriving thoroughfare long before Haizhu District was established. Over 100 years ago, Nanhua West Street was the test bed for Guangzhou’s flourishing business and trade culture. Merchants of the Thirteen Hongs (factories) gathered here on the south side of the Pearl River, building their mansions and ancestral temples, while doing business on the north side of the river.