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Tunxi Ancient Street

Tunxi District, Huangshan 245000, China
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Ranked #8 of 60 attractions in Huangshan
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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85 reviews 85 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The area is nice for having dinner and strolling around in the evening as the streets light up and it becomes very picturesque. At first it seemed to scream "tourist", but it is an ACTUAL ancient street and market area, now updated and modernised with a very commercial feel while still preserving much of the ancient architecture. There were food... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

When I went to Tunxi, it's packed with tourists, maybe because it's weekend. The street were beautiful in the evening, where lampions and lamps iluminate the old buildings, the vendors on the right and left side of the small road, tried to attract buyers. Most of the stores sells similar things: Tea, Cookies, handycrafts, scarfs and snacks. Some vendors are... More

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Shanghai, China
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

It is a nice place to relax and have a rest before departing (or after) for Huangshan. The streets are not too crowded even in peak season, but I recommend to book your room in advance just in case. It is a peaceful place to walk by. Don't stay more than half a day or more than the time you... More

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Haiyang, China
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10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Tunxi Ancient Street is like every other "old street" in China. Yes, it is quaint and somewhat charming with cute little shops that line a mostly pedestrian alleyway. There are a couple types of shops (tea, antiques, art, trinkets) that repeat the farther you walk. I agree with other reviews in that the shop owners aren't pushy and we actually... More

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San Francisco, California
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This is a nice place to relax after a day of sight seeing at the Huangshan mountain, it is not too crowded so you can walk around and find some interesting products. I went in some stores and what I really liked is that the salespersons are not very pushy as in other places in China. Also the place was... More

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Tunxi is located in the central district of Huangshan city. Building structure dated back to Song Dynasty. Flourish during Ming and Qing Dynasties. There are some shops exist for over a hundred years, such as Tongderen medicine shop. Traders' stalls are all similar with other ancient street, except the local cuisine and its architecture style. The street is not crowded... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Old streets always have a certain charm and are a nice stroll at the end of a days sight-seeing. Give the western style food a miss and go for the local cuisine. The stores lack variety, so they hold little of interest. Modern shopping and cafés at the eastern end as well.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

not much differentiates one ancient street experience from another. lots of redundancy in terms of the type of things sold (yak bone combs, chinese regional cookies, tea, embroidered handbags, those wooden "croaking" frogs... who buys this stuff?) it's mainly one long street. stinky tofu abounds.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I really enjoyed browsing the many different markets here and enjoyed the ancient architecture. This is a premiere plan to pick up an ink stone of excellent quality and beauty. The town is a bit touristy in spots and some of the shops are replicas of ones just a few stalls down, but it is nice to feel the closeness... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

One of the few parts of China where I didn't feel crowded. The traders pride themselves on their fair courteous dealings according to a small museum there, and that matched their behaviour. It is a pretty street with interesting traditional craft shops and when we there it wasn't crowded.

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