Guangzhou Wende Lu (Road) is to be built as Guangdong's cultural center, promoting traditional Lingnan heritage including Yue opera, Guangdong embroidery and Canton Enamel through exhibitions, conferences, forums and academic exchange. Shops sold the "four treasures of study" (writing brush, ink stick, ink slab and paper), antique calligraphy, paintings and books. Dozens of bookstores, curio stores and stationers are still there – a magnet for educated people from all over the city.
Wende Lu attracted the most writers and celebrities in the city. The renowned Nanyuan Poem Society was formed there in the early Ming Dynasty by the famous Nao Guo Wu Zi (five poets of south China) Sun Ben, Wang Zuo, Huang Zhe, Li De and Zhao Jie.
Wende Lu is famous for decor pictures. All of this is full of pictures. Wende Lu in Qing Dynasty was already a "Calligraphy and painting street". Backed up pictures, calligraphies, Chinese four treasures of the study (writing brush, ink stick, ink slab and paper), books, curios, famous book stores, and antique stores… all were arranged in this street at that time. And literators liked to buy stationeries and books here. Wende Lu had been very bustling early in ancient times. There are about 200 enterprises and they are in small shops. Wende Lu is now major in calligraphies and paintings. It also deals with curios and porcelains. At the junction of Wende Lu and Wenming Lu wenming Lu there is an Oriental Wende Square. This square is now under building. It is expected to build up at the end of 2010. It will be the biggest curio, calligraphies and paintings market in Guangzhou.
Wende road is near Beijing Lu,it is convenient for you to go there if you want to go to Beijing lu and wende lu at the same time.
|Wende Lu , Guangzhou|
|How to get to Wende Lu|
|Take Guangzhou Metro Line 1 or Line 2 , get off at Gongyuan qian Metro Station (Guangzhou Metro Map)|