Then and now: how China has changed in 100 years

It is interesting to see how people in a few decades built a fabulous city, but at the same mountains and rivers remain the same, because nature does not cease to dictate the rules. These photos demonstrate how China has changed over the last century.

Then and now: how China has changed in 100 years

Xi'an, in 1921 and 2016

Xi'an for 13 dynasties was the capital of China, destination for trade caravans that came along the Silk Road. The city wall is well preserved from medieval times, and during the Ming Dynasty wall was reconstructed.

Then and now: how China has changed in 100 years

Wuhan, in 1960 and 2016

This is a park in Wuhan, China. only the form of the boats has changed over that time.

Then and now: how China has changed in 100 years

Guangzhou, 1970 and 2016

Guangzhou - political, economic, scientific and technological, educational, cultural and transport center of the whole of southern China. During these 40 years, the city of skyscrapers were built.

Then and now: how China has changed in 100 years

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Wuhan, in 1927 and 2016

Customs building still stands in its place, only this time surrounded by massive skyscrapers.

Then and now: how China has changed in 100 years

Lanzhou, 1930 and 2016 Once it passed the Great Silk Road, and the city was surrounded by a wall. For almost a century, Lanzhou has changed beyond recognition, remains the only mountains and the Yellow River.

Then and now: how China has changed in 100 years

Xi'an, in 1949 and 2016

Bell Tower is located in the heart of the city, it was built in 1384. Without the restoration there has not been.

Then and now: how China has changed in 100 years

Yibin, 1940 and 2016

Yibin population is 4 million. Man, this is the first city built in the Yangtze River. Now this city known to many because of alcohol companies Wuliangye, whose production is located in Yibin.

Then and now: how China has changed in 100 years

Guiyang, 1920 and 2016

European missionaries began to spread Christianity in China from the XIX and the beginning of the XX century, as we can see in the photos, they did it with a little Chinese flavor.

Then and now: how China has changed in 100 years

Hangzhou, in 1900 and 2016

This city has gained the greatest fame thanks to his tea and River West Lake, which we see in these photos.

Then and now: how China has changed in 100 years

Chengdu, the year 2016 and 1994

This administrative center of Sichuan Province in recent decades has undergone extremely rapid modernization. Behind the monument of the XIII century it lined up a number of new buildings.

Then and now: how China has changed in 100 years

Nanjing Road in Shanghai, 1940 and 2016

The road goes along the main shopping street (one of the busiest in the world), Shanghai. Once there still rode streetcars.

Then and now: how China has changed in 100 years

Guangzhou, year 2016 1980

China has recently been referred to the Kingdom of bicycles. This type of transport and are now popular, but people already prefer to shop on the Internet.

Then and now: how China has changed in 100 years

Lanzhou, 1910 and 2016

100 years ago, there were camels here and now - the people.

Then and now: how China has changed in 100 years

Wuhan, in 1931 and 2016

In 1931, Wuhan flooded. Today, this shopping center is surrounded by shops.

Then and now: how China has changed in 100 years

Shanghai, 1920 and 2009

Over the past 100 years, Shanghai has evolved from a fishing village into one of the largest cities in the world.

Then and now: how China has changed in 100 years