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Three Lanes and Seven Alleys

Three Lanes and Seven Alleys is an old block consisting of three lanes and seven alleys. A large number of residences from ancient China sit there. Thus it is called “Architecture Museum”. Through the visit, you can know more about the history and culture of Fuzhou and China.


Three Lanes and Seven Alleys is short for ten ancient lanes and alleys distributed in the two sides of South Backstreet of Fuzhou City, the three of which westerly are called lanes and the seven easterly are called alleys. From the north to the south successively, there are Yijin Lane, Wenru lane, Guanglu Lane, Yangqiao Alley, Langguan Alley, Anmin Alley, Yellow Alley, Ta Alley, Gong Alley and Jibi Alley.


Three Lanes and Seven Alleys is an important heritage site under the national protection that belongs to the Top 10 Historical and Cultural Street of China. Covering an area of 38.35 hectares and originally built in late Western Jin Dynasty (265-316), it retains the basic street patterns of Tang and Song dynasties (618-1279) with 159 buildings in the styles of Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1911), of which including 9 national protected historical sites and 8 provincial protected historical sites.


Three Lanes and Seven Alleys is regarded as the "architecture museum of styles of Ming and Qing dynasties" as well as the "living fossil of ancient city street system".


Opening Hours: 24 hours

Recommended Time for a Visit: 1-2 Hours

Type: Nature

Location: in the center of Fuzhou City, near the city's main stems, the 817 Road, White Horse Road, and TongHu Road.

Transportation: You can take buses No.5, 18, 22, 27, 55, 61, 66, 80, 118, 128, 301, 317 and get off at the station of Shuangpao Bridge and have a visit starts from the South Backstreet or Yangqiao Alley.

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