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Address: Tunxi District, Huangshan 245000, China
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Worth spending an afternoon here before tackling Huangshan

There's enough to keep one busy for an afternoon. Many buildings are autheticaly old. Many traditional snacks and souvenirs on offer here. Close to the western end of the street... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Seems like more for tourists and too commercial. The streets are not long and also not that packed compared to other old towns in China.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There's enough to keep one busy for an afternoon. Many buildings are autheticaly old. Many traditional snacks and souvenirs on offer here. Close to the western end of the street is an old (1536) stone bridge (cars not allowed). Across the bridge is an entirely re-developed "Liyang cultural center" with many preserved old buildings (open to public and without charge)... More 

Kuala Lumpur
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Old Street of Tunxi is a place steeped in history. It is also a functioning commercial precinct where the visitor is overwhelmed by sights, sounds and smells of a representative slice of Chinese social and economic life. The visitor can stroll down this 750 km long alley flanked on both sides with shops, a couple of interesting museums and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ancient Street is well worth a visit if not for the shopping, certainly for the architecture. Hui culture is still thriving in this part of town. The side streets are a treasure trove of local cuisine and shopping. Expect to get some FANTASTIC photos.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For anyone that already have been to other traditional street in China (shanghai, beijing, xi'an) this place is not a big surprise. Is ok to spend a few hours just to pass time once you are back from the mountain tours or is waiting the day in the city before heading to the mountain. For a better view and atmosphere,... More 

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Milan, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Nowdays the street is very lively but too much business oriented: great souvenir marketpalce at fair prices, compared to large cities. Most buildings have been fully reconstructed in recent years. I went first time about 13 years ago and in those days was a genuine traditional streetlife experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Since it's free, still good to visit and have a local lunch there. The street itself is a bit too commercialized.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Worth a short visit if you're in this are/killing time before the Tunxi airport where there are basically no facilities (aside from clean toilets and hot water for drinking). Lots of souvenir shops. Down one end (the gate pictured in the photo) is a yummy smoothie shop- delicious! We ate at a Chinese restaurant up the other end. No English... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

If you are in the area it's definitely a lovely place to visit. Unlike other rural towns we visited, Tunxi had a very modern twist to it with one of the side streets dedicated to pretty cafés and eateries, as well as cocktail bars. There must be at least 100 souvenir shops so take your time looking around to find... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We loved Lao Jei - Old Street. Reminded us of the shopping stretches of Hoi An but less hectic and simpler. A worthwhile side trip is a short walk to the park on the other side of Yanan Road - lovely green space with plenty of exercise gear to keep the kids thinking they're at the park. Head west out... More 

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