Fancy street names that have a history and glory attached to it can be fascinating and inviting to whoever is traveling and exploring. We get to know these popular street names and their information through movies and media and add them to our bucket list to pay a visit in the future. Some of my favorites are Time’s Square, Wall Street, Downtown Abbey, etc. Imagine eating a warm croissant at the foot of the Eiffel tower in Rue Cler, Paris.
Well, the pictures we normally see of these popular streets may be sugar-coated by their talented professional photographers in movies and magazines, but here we want to show you how it really looks like in reality without the marvelous editing. Don’t worry the streets are still sacred and worth a travel.
1. Chandi Chowk, Delhi, India.
This street is one of the busiest and India’s largest wholesale market area. It was built during the 17th century by Mughal Emperor of India Shah Jahan. The name “Chandi Chowk” means “Moonlight Square.”
2. Champs-Élysées, Paris, France.
The Avenue des Champs-Élysées is famous for the monument Arc de Triomphe located in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, 1.9 km long and 70 m wide. The avenue is also famous for its theatres, cafés, luxury shops and the military parades for the annual Bastille Day.
3. Bourbon Street, New Orleans, America.
Royal engineer, Adrien de Pauger, designed the city’s famous Bourbon street layout which is now known for its bars, strip clubs, and neon lights. The street is one of the oldest neighborhood located in the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana.
4. Khaosan Road, Bangkok, Thailand.
The 410m long street was constructed during the reign of Rama V. The word “Khaosan” means “milled rice” as it was a rice market before. Now the place is packed with travelers who dwells the street for cheap lodging as it provides cheap accommodation, ranging from “mattress in a box” style hotels to reasonably priced 3-star hotels.