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Yangshuo West Street (Xi Jie)


West Street is the oldest street in Yangshuo with a history of more than 1,400 years. Situated at the center of Yangshuo County, West Street has become, since the 1980's, a window of eastern and western culture and the biggest 'foreign language center' in China. West Street is the most prosperous district in Yangshuo, and, each year, approximately 100,000 foreigners come here on their travels or to attend advanced studies. Visitors are attracted to West Street by its unique mix of cultures.西街是阳朔最古老的街道,有一千四百多年的历史。位于阳朔县中部,20世纪80年代以后,西街已经成为中西方文化交流的窗口,中国最大的外语中心。西街是阳朔最繁华的地区,每年有约100,000外国人来到这里旅游或者进修学习。游客们被这里独特的文化所吸引。

West Street is 517 meters (1,696 feet) long and 8 meters (26 feet) wide, meandering in an 'S' along its length. Bing completely paved with marble it is a typical example of a southern China street. It is greatly admired by foreigners for its simple style and courtyard-like setting. There is a saying about West Street that 'half is village while the other half is stores'.。西街全长517米,宽8米,大理石路面,呈弯曲的S形。是中国南方街道的典型例子。它简约的风格和庭院式环境深受外国人的喜爱。有关于西街的一个说法,“西街一半是乡村,一半是商店”。

"Guilin has the best scenery in the world, and the landscape in Yangshuo only tops Guilin," goes an old local saying.当地古话有 “桂林山水甲天下,阳朔堪称甲桂林”。

West Street, also called 'Foreigners' Street' is a small town street dating back over 1,400 years. Arrays of unique, country residential buildings house all sorts of western bars, cafes and restaurants, Chinese art shops and clothes stalls. Tourists will find a mixed world of authentic Italian coffee, English signboards, and traditional Chinese painting and porcelain works. Do not be shocked when you see an elderly Chinese woman speaking fluent English with a couple of visitors. In the Chinese people's eyes, this simple country street is a 'pretty bourgeoisie' thing, and spending an afternoon of leisure time in a western cafe or bar is very fashionable. Travelers also like to take a break from their exciting and busy travel schedules and enjoy either a cup of the authentic Italian coffee or Chinese tea. Susannah's, Under the Moon, and MeiYou Cafe are very popular choices among tourists for both their comfortable environments and good service. 西街也被称为“外国人的街”,是一个拥有1400多年历史的小镇街道。特殊的布局,乡村住宅型的房子,各种西方酒吧,咖啡馆和餐馆,中国画店和服装店。你将会发现正宗的意大利咖啡,英文招牌,国画与陶瓷作品。看见一位年迈的中国奶奶跟一帮外国人说着流利的英语,你不要惊讶哦。在中国人的眼里,这个简单的乡村街道是个漂亮的资产阶级的东西,在西方咖啡馆或酒吧度过一个美好的下午也是一件非常时尚的事情。旅客也希望在他们精彩繁忙的游程中,可以享受一杯正宗的意大利咖啡或茶。苏珊娜,月亮下咖啡屋,没有酒吧等都有很好的环境和商城的服务,这些地方都是很不错的选择。
Many tourists usually come to the street after their trips in Guilin and to the Lijiang River, and many are say they are overwhelmed by the area's beauty, and then decide to stay. It is reported that the rate of inter-country marriages in Yangshuo is the highest in the nation. Many of the buildings along the street also follow western styles. Most of the houses are three- or four-stories tall, with bell towers and castle-like tops.许多来到这里的游客都是之前去过桂林或漓江的,但是阳朔的美丽还是震撼了游客,使他们愿意在这里再做停留。据说,以当地人口为基数来计算,西街的涉外婚姻比例之高,为全国之最。沿街的许多建筑都是西方风格。大多数的房子是三层或四层,外形像钟楼或城堡。

West street is the heart of yangshuo,
was built in 590 during the Sui Dynasty nearby Li river.
A leisure place of excellent shopping, fine restaurants, cafes
and comfortable family hotel.
There're neither high buildings spoil the view, nor any cars to pollute the air.
Where you'll meet lots of people from different place of the earth,
can also see mountain view in the street between peaks and rivulet.
Offering not only elegant scenery, but also superior dining and local snacks.西街是阳朔的心脏,建于隋朝公元590年漓江附近。这里有一批优秀的购物休闲场所,不错的饭馆,咖啡馆和舒适的家庭旅馆。这里既没有高楼大厦遮挡你的视线,也没有任何汽车污染环境。在那里,你会遇到来自世界各地的人们,在街道上你也可以看见溪流和山峰组成的美景。这里不仅风景优美,而且餐馆的美食和小吃也很棒!

You can read in a quiet cafe, also have a seat with a drinking under
a bar's eaves where is near by street in sunshine,
to enjoy music and the street view, or, chat to your families、friends or locals.
It will be a great time in your holiday.你可以在安静的咖啡馆里读书,也可以坐在夕阳中的酒吧屋檐下喝酒,听着音乐,看着街景,与朋友,家人,当地人聊聊天,这也会是你的假期中不错的时光。

Highly Recommended:强烈推荐:

Typical local dish:当地特色菜:
 Beer Fish-fresh fish caught from the clear water of Li River, with a delicate sauce, the fish tastes great with beer. It's a wonderful dish to stimulate your appetite.
Recommended seller:
'The Tao's Authentic Beer Fish' and 'the Older Sister of Peng's Beer Fish'.:“啤酒鱼”,是阳朔有名的地方特色菜,用料非常讲究,鱼是从漓江捞上来的漓江清水鱼,鱼肉鲜美可口,啤酒和鱼肉的香味保证可以让你胃口大开正如所说“不吃不知道,一吃忘不掉”,啤酒鱼独到的口味吸引了大批慕名而来的游客,吃了以后都赞不绝口,特推荐“彭大姐啤酒鱼”、“陶家正宗啤酒鱼”。


Special tourist vehicle: 阳朔旅游交通:
Bicycle. As a saying goes: 'no bike, no Yangshuo'. Rent a bike to appreciate the elegant scenery as well as feel the air of village.自行车。有话说“没有自行车,就没有阳朔”,租一辆自行车游览这里,可以感受到清新怡人的空气。
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