Adjoining the largest train station in Asia---Shenyang Railway Station, Taiyuan Street is located at the Peace District of Shenyang. As one of China’s best-known commercial pedestrian streets, Taiyuan Street is the most influential fashion hub of Northeastern China with its coverage extending all over Northeastern Asia. Following the example of the Ginza shopping district in Tokyo, Japan, the business area was rebuilt in the early years of the 21st century.
Taiyuan Street is situated in the most prosperous business district at the center of Shenyang. As a multi-functional business area that combines commerce, dinning, and recreation, this shopping street is dominated by comprehensive department stores and supplemented by specialized stores. With a full length of 3950 meters, the pedestrian street starts from the Zhongshan Road in the north to the City Cultural Palace in the south. It is the busiest commercial street in Shenyang.
Back to the 19th century, Taiyuan Street had only a dozen grocery stores. Nowadays, it is home to hundreds of stores and shops, a dozen big modern shopping malls, several famous large-scale specialized markets and a prosperous pedestrian street. With daily passenger flow reaching a million and daily volume of trade amounting 100 million yuan, Taiyuan Street is known as “the Golden Street of the Northeast”. There are hundreds of shopping malls, hotels and office buildings in and around the street.
Both Chinese time-honored brands and modern skyscrapers are grouped along the street. For example, in Zhongshan Road there are not a few buildings with strong European styles, such as Qiulin Corporation, Fengtai Fur Mall, and Shenyang Dagong Famous Watch Center. The biggest Xinhua Book Store in Northeastern China is located in Zhongshan Road, too. On the Northern Street of Taiyuan Street, there are even more malls and stores. They are Zhongxing Shenyang Commercial Building, Beijing Hualian Shopping Mall, New-Mart Supermarket, the first H&M Store in the Northeast, Isetan, Wuzhou Spring Shopping Plaza, Shenyang Arts and Crafts Center and Business &Trade Restaurant. Zhonghua Street has New World Hotel, Metersbonwe Flagship Store of Northeastern China, New World Department Store, Parkson Department Store, Wal-mart, Gome Appliance Mall, Zhongxing Shenyang Commercial Building, Cuihua Gold Shop, Northeastern Pharmacy, Laoguangmin Watches & Glasses Shop, Business &Trade Restaurant, Japanese Department Store Isetan, Ouya Fashion Shopping Center of Shenyang, Zhuoming International Glasses Mall, Sailong Square, Wanda Shopping Plaza and Harmony World Watch Center.