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360º Walking Tour Through Shenzhen’s Huaqiangbei, the ‘Silicon Valley of Hardware’ by @RealSexyCyborg
After several years of construction the Huaqiangbei (“Huaqiang North”) recently re-opened, with a sprawling pedestrian thoroughfare with monumental staircases, towering architecture, and literally hundreds of stores! Our friend Naomi ‘SexyCyborg’ Wu held up a 360 camera for a walking tour through the street; the video is non-gimbaled but it’s a fantastic look at the ‘Silicon Valley of Hardware’ where very likely every component on the planet can be acquired and haggled for.
Aside: I love the ‘tree support’ structures in the newly-opened plaza. I assume that’s bamboo, and love seeing how localities around the world resolve problems that are specific to their place and time.
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The street has been closed because they were burying a new subway there …. it’s been reopened as a pedestrian mall, some of those stair shaped structures in the middle of the road are hiding subway entrances.
The actual electronics markets are off to either side (and a block further on), mostly on the first two blocks, they don’t really have storefronts onto HQB, what you’re seeing here are consumer electronics storefronts for non-engineers
Thanks Paul! I was unaware of the subway construction let alone that’s what some of the staircases are hiding – neat! I’m looking at – and will be blogging – some other videos of the district so piecing it together in my mind from afar.