Return of Shibati
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- The old Chongqing city is divided into an upper and a lower part, and Shibati is the link between the upper and lower half of the city. Shibati has a long, steep, winding stone road, low brick houses and narrow alleys. The Old Street, which connects the upper and lower half of the city, is a bustling place that carries memories of countless Chongqing locals. In the trend of urban development, transformation of Shibati is also advancing, and the Traditional Landscape Area of Shibati is expected to meet the public next year. A brand new Shibati is to be unveiled.
The winding staircases, shaded by trees, are flanked by a scattering of stilted buildings... Entering Shibati near Jiaochangkou roundabout in Yuzhong District, the preliminary scale of first opening area of the Traditional Landscape Area of Shibati is in sight. The old stone stairs are hidden under wooden separating boards for protection, and will meet the public when the Traditional Landscape Area of Shibati opens next year.
The Old Street is bustling with people, including carpenters, tailors, shavers, earwax-pickers and pedicurists, going about their business; sellers carry their loads through streets and “Bangbang men” carry their goods up the stairs; and people in bustling teahouses drink bowls of tea and chat... Shibati in the old days and the city life in the streets are integrated into the mural painting in the first opening area.