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“Full marks to Christchurch” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cashel Street

Cashel Street
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US$18.37*
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Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram
Ranked #23 of 224 things to do in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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217 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Full marks to Christchurch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an area where the city moved to get back on its feet by using shipping containers to house shops, bars, etc. Christchurch has shown great enterprise, and this is now a tourist destination in its own right! Try not to miss it.

Visited January 2017
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Cornwall, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great idea”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great way to quickly bring back retailing to the downtown after the earthquake. We didn't find much to buy but there certainly was a lot of foot traffic. Wonder what will happen once traditional retail space returns.

Visited January 2017
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Kent, United Kingdom
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209 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Creative use of shipping containers!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Read about this and worth a visit. The people of Christchurch are doing an amazing job to get people back into the city. A food court and plenty of interesting shops but prices appeared to be quite high.

Visited December 2016
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Tokyo, Japan
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65 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Symbol of revival”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This quite bustling little shopping district showcases Christchurch's ingenuity in the face of its troubles, most conspicuously in the funky architecture: jazzily painted, converted shipping containers. There are food stalls, coffee shops, and a selection of your typical shopping district businesses. It's central, the mood is fun, and it's definitely worth stopping by in if you're in Christchurch.

Visited January 2017
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Christ Church Parish, Barbados
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90 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Restart is our REAL memorial”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Restart which used to stretch all along Cashel from the river to Colombo had a great (outwardly apparent) atmosphere especially at weekends and is the new cultural centre of Ch-ch. Some of it survives, the rest grabbed by developers with their eyes on the remainder. For me, Restart is our REAL memorial of the earthquakes - it shows the resilience and ingenuity of the people of Ch-ch in setting up businesses even in containers.'
VISIT before developers get the rest!

Visited December 2016
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