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Changle Road Cultural Market brings back century-old memories

(chinadaily.com.cn) | 2020-12-15

Every Saturday and Sunday, the Changle Road Cultural Market in Qingdao, Shandong province becomes a hive of activity.

An array of old items such as telephones, kerosene burners, traditional sewing machines, secondhand books and outdated electronics are sold at the cultural market, bringing people back to the past.

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The Changle Road Cultural Market, which opens on Saturdays and Sundays, attracts many customers. [Photo by Pang Shucai/qingdaonews.com]

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Paintings and handicrafts popular in the 80's are available at the cultural market. [Photo by Pang Shucai/qingdaonews.com]

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Cassette tapes of Teresa Teng, a singer from Taiwan whose love songs propelled her to fame across Asia, are seen at the cultural market. [Photo by Pang Shucai/qingdaonews.com]

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People can find many antiques at the Changle Road Cultural Market in Qingdao. [Photo by Pang Shucai/qingdaonews.com]

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A vendor displays traditional gourd ornaments. The gourd has a similar pronunciation as the Chinese word "fulu", which means happiness and nobility. [Photo by Pang Shucai/qingdaonews.com]

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Old household items are seen at the cultural market. [Photo by Pang Shucai/qingdaonews.com]

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A customer poses beside a traditional sewing machine. [Photo by Pang Shucai/qingdaonews.com]

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A variety of old items can be found at the cultural market, allowing people to relive memories of the past. [Photo by Pang Shucai/qingdaonews.com]