Travels in Longci
Qiding Old Street
Qiding Old Street
The Qiding Old Street Project was planned based on the overall space of the old street district in Longci. At present, the overall planning sequence of Longci Old Street is as follows: Longci Police Substation Bike Post Project, Daily Life Square Project, and Library Front Lane Improvement and Surroundings Reengineering Project. At present, the second phase of the Settlement Story Street Townscape Project is in progress. The project includes the square sightseeing platform, the west entrance image (including the square in front of Sanyuanshuai Temple), the east entrance image, and the north entrance image. Therefore, this project begins with the preservation of the characteristics of the daily life in the old street area and with spatial reengineering for transportation. This way, we can link up the old street area with other tourist attractions and open recreational areas and form an ecological corridor.
The preliminary planning of the Old Street Project includes: spatial scale analysis and detailed design for the transportation function and narrow space of the old street area to preserve the original transportation function and increase space for pedestrian and link up with historical buildings to form an open recreational space, so as to achieve the goal of “living quality first, district characteristics second, and industry culture third.”
Old Street at present
After the Refurbishment Project and the Townscape Renaissance Project (the Settlement Center Story)—Qiding Old Street Project Phase I, the appearance of the old street has been renewed. In addition, after turning the old district office into the Bamboo Charcoal Story House of the Farmers’ Association and straightening up Mt. Huxing Park, many visitors are attracted to the spot on holidays, turning the originally quiet old street into a bustling tourist attraction.
A wooden sightseeing platform was built on the roof of the Elderly People’s Activity Center. Although it is a simple structure, when one looks around the district on the fourth floor, Mt. Huxing Park, Mt. Dagang, Alian city center, Hsingda Harbor, Chimei Museum, and Tainan Metropolitan Park are all in sight. The district office also erects a guided tour sign at the sightseeing platform for visitors to learn more and better about what are in their sight. As one of the features on the old street, the platform is quite popular.
The Niupu Mudstone Area Soil and Water Conservation Park is already a popular tourist attraction in Longci. By linking up the Bamboo Charcoal Story House with Qiding Old Street, a cultural and ecological tourism route is shaped. In the future, we will integrate shops on the old street to turn the area into a shopping mall themed on nostalgia. After the reengineering of the old street, the historic Japanese official quarters have revitalized the district and increased its attractiveness to more tourists. This way, hikers visiting Longci can consider the district as the backyard garden of Tainan. Qiding Old Street welcomes you.