Historic street leads to an ancient city

By Ding Yuanyuan and Hu Meidong in Changting county, Fujian | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2021-04-30 18:06
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Diantou Street is a commercial block with a long history. [Photo by Hu Meidong/chinadaily.com.cn]

The Hakka, who originally lived in China's central plains, migrated to the south in beginning in the Western Jin Dynasty (265-316) to escape war and upheaval. They eventually settled down mostly in areas bordering the provinces of Jiangxi, Fujian and Guangdong.

The Hakka people, which literally means "guest people", have developed Hakka-style food, music, dance and customs, and formed a branch of the Han nationality.

Changting, which is home to many Hakka people, boasts rich cultural relics and a long history.

Diantou means "best shop" in the Hakka dialect. Not overrun by tourists, Diantou Street is a great place to explore the legend of Changting, a famous historical and cultural city in Fujian province.

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