As early as the Southern Song Dynasty, the water and land transfer material reserve at the intersection of the Grand Canal and Yutang River (Xinhe) and Xiaohe was a very busy water traffic fortress.
The Xiaohe Qing Dynasty is called the Qiangtang River. This area is densely populated, the river is smooth, and the natural harbor slope is convenient. It is easy to form a harbor pier. In that year, daily passenger ships, freighters and port boats came and went, and Shanghai, Suzhou, Wuxi, Huzhou, The water navigation of Yuhang, Pinghu and Deqing is convenient, forming a major operational network of Hangzhou Shipping. At the intersection of the Sanhe Interchange, there is a giant stone inscription engraved with "airports and three waters". Standing there, you will have a kind of harmony. One side of the boulder is the famous Xiaohe straight street on the canal. As we said above, thanks to the canal, all walks of life, three schools, nine streams and five lines are competing for each other. The water transport first drives the shipbuilding industry, the transportation industry, the commerce and trade industry, and then the service industry and the department store industry go hand in hand. Muxing, iron line, foot line, diligence, food line, sauce line, oil salt line, coal line, tobacco line, liquor line, agricultural line, fishery, estimated clothing line, lamp line, shoes and hats, porcelain line, medicine Line, paint, dyeing, easy, Wuxing, hunting, limp, dental, deacon, paste, mud, gold, money, jade, paper, pen, stone The ink line, the weaving line, the winding line, and the miscellaneous lines of the three hundred and sixty lines all show their brilliance, which contributed to the unprecedented prosperity of Xiaohe straight street. Everyone is at sunrise, and the sunset is full of interest. It is bustling and bustling. This is called "the small river runs through Wanjia, and the street is full of things." In fact, the total length of the Xiaohe straight street is only a hundred feet, and the width is only a stipulation, but the shops on both sides are everywhere, and there is no place for pinning. The store is also very small, mostly "homes and factories on the factory", which should be regarded as the most exquisite, but also the "outside the store after the home" bungalows, and the "shop on the house" small building structure, these absolutely Most of them are small workshops with family belts, which are small and thin, relying on Keqin to maintain their livelihood.