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Shu Yuan Men ( Ancient Culture Street)

Shuyuanmen, Beilin District, Xi'an 710001, China
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Ranked #31 of 248 attractions in Xi'an
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Xi'an
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35 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We have been to Shu Yuan Men many times and have been enthralled by it each time. There is always a photograph to be taken, whether it be the architecture, the sellers, or the practitioners of calligraphy. It is based mainly on calligraphy but you need to explore the nooks and crannies to find other things of interest as well.... More

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Semarang, Indonesia
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42 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We accidentally ran into this street after being turned away from the South Gate city wall due to minor renovation. This road is very interesting indeed with chinese caligraphies and arts all along this ancient street. Some food vendors as well if you want to try classic local delicacies. It is really a nice stroll like going back in time... More

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Chongqing, China
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116 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Beginning at the Hua pagoda is this restored "qing dynasty" street. It is like Xi'an's very own art zone. The streets are lined with stalls selling anything arty and when you have had enough the bar street runs parallel (against the city walls). Nice shops, less tat than you find in the Muslim quarter and store owners who are a... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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129 attraction reviews
261 helpful votes 261 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

We stumbled upon this by accident. Close to the South Gate, a variety of stalls set in a colourful street full of life. The buildings make a nice backdrop for some great photo opportunities if you have had your share if shopping. Enjoy. Happy travels.

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Eilat, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Very nice and interesting street, full of stalls and shops selling all kinds of great things. You can see a lot of calligraphy here, scultures out of jade and you can also see some vendors playing the Xun - that's a really beautiful small instrument that reminded me of a flute. The music it makes is really pleasant. If you... More

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Xi'an, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

it's a street full of arts.it's worth to visit there.there are many folk arts ,like paper cuting paintings

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

located along the south wall-this is a classic old street full of great calligraphy vendors. nice old buildings along the street enhance the experience. a lot of prints/paintings are sold here as well. walking distance from south gate and Stele museum. Take a nice relaxing walk and enjoy!

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xi'an
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

One can buy writing brush, ink, paper and ink stone here. There are other crafts, such as paper-cut and ceramics.

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