Dashilan Street
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Dashilan Street

Beijing : China | Oct 29, 2012 at 5:05 AM PDT
Source: Chinadaily
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The name Dashilan comes from the large gates built at either end of the street during the Qing Dynasty to prevent street crime at night and as a safeguard against riots by the local Han people against the Qing. The fences built here were quite peculiar and remained for a long time. FULL ARTICLE AT Chinadaily
 
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