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A street of memories thrills spectators

The number of tourists exceeded 260,000 on the first day of the opening of Red Street in Yan’an, Northwest China’s Shaanxi province, on June 12. [Photo by ZHANG LEI/CHINA DAILY]

At the foot of the Pagoda Mountain in Yan’an, Northwest China’s Shaanxi province, on the first day of the opening of Red Street on June 12, the number of tourists exceeded 260,000, heralding a good start for Wanda Group, the construction and management team behind the project.

It evoked, as the name implies, another time with its spaces and atmosphere. The street stirred with a collective memory shrouded in red culture. Gray roof tiles, sloping eaves and yellow mud walls harked back to a land of yesteryear.

Yan’an is most famous for its red culture, a Chinese revolutionary holy land that was once a command center of the Communist Party of China. Chairman Mao Zedong and other revolutionaries lived here and led the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression…

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