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.
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.
Wuhan, in 1960 and 2016
This is a park in Wuhan, China. only the form of the boats has changed over that time.
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.
Wuhan, in 1927 and 2016
Customs building still stands in its place, only this time surrounded by massive skyscrapers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lanzhou, 1910 and 2016
100 years ago, there were camels here and now - the people.
Wuhan, in 1931 and 2016
In 1931, Wuhan flooded. Today, this shopping center is surrounded by shops.
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.