Lingtan Street Creative Hub (菱潭街興創基地)
Old market and food street are transformed into a cultural and creative street.
Community classroom — handcraft activities and the small bookshop together form a new center of culture and creativity.
Mix and match delicacies — new cuisines combined with tradition and creativity.
Short trip on the street — get a glimpse of the old town’s old-time glory days.
Come on the weekend to drink coffee, attend lectures and learn some cooking! Walking down the Lingtan Street Creative Hub near Longtan Large Tourist Pond, seeing the painted lanterns with the Longtan landscape hanging high, smelling the aroma from the fresh baked cake in the air and hearing the light relaxed music, it is hard for one to imagine that this place was once the gourmet street of the old Longtan First Market, which had been abandoned for fourteen years!
In 2016, in order to promote Longtan's local culture, several young people in their 20s to 30s, held an "In Joy Market" for cultural and creative booths and artistic performances. At that time, it did set off a great deal of publicity, which gave birth to the establishment of this Creative Hub. In 2017, the Creative Hub decided to land on the First Market, which once was the most lively area in Longtan. Also, it was named Lingtan after Longtan's old name. The Lingtan Street Creative Hub has assembled twenty culture and creative brands, which have created an unprecedented culture and creative energy in Longtan. Currently, there are nearly fifty stores, ranging from art studios, dried flower shops, small agricultural products, picture book story houses, to dessert and light meal cafes. The cultural and creative industry is no longer filled with vague and general ideas, but with a wonderful way of life.In just a few hundred meters, Lingnan Street is an amazing mix of old and new. You will experience the familiar but surprising taste by trying salted fish yellow cake and apple salmon Gua bao! Also, regardless of your age, playing Chinese instruments becomes fun and easy at the Erhu classroom. If you want to learn how to make traditional Hakka food, the cooking class is open for registration! The hand-painted postcards on the display racks capture the bustling scenes of the old downtown. Also, you can push open a distressed wooden door and enjoy a cup of pour over coffee. The Tower Jumbo story house is the best place for parents and children to interact. From picture books to craft workshops, you may understand the past and present of the old city. Set off on your journey to explore the surprises of the ever transforming Lingtan Street!
Monday: Break time
Tuesday: Break time
Wednesday: Break time
Thursday: Break time
Friday: Break time
Saturday: 12:00 – 18:00
- Bus Station
- Parking Lot