Dihua Street Section 1 south of Taipei Bridge is the go-to place for all of your Lunar New Year shopping. This street is part of the historic Dadaocheng area an early commercial and trading center of the city as far back as the late Qing period. In addition to New Year #39;s supplies there are a number of stores here selling tea Chinese medicinal herbs and wholesale cloth. The street has also lovingly preserved its old world charms over the years. In the days leading up to the Lunar New Year Eve Dihua Street is wall-wall people. To accommodate the crowd the city government expanded the shopping area of the street in 2008 and linked it with Minsheng West Road Nanjing West Road Civic Boulevard Ningxia Night Market and the rear train station area giving people even more choices for their holiday shopping.