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Ancient Culture Street (Gu Wenhua Jie)

Gongnan Main Street, Nankai District, Tianjin 300100, China
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Type: Malls, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Shopping
Owner description: Cultural and tourist area recreates an ancient Chinese street with many colorful shops and temples.
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Type: Malls, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Shopping
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Owner description: Cultural and tourist area recreates an ancient Chinese street with many colorful shops and temples.

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Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Very impressed with oots of ancient things with Chinese traditional culture. However you have to be good at bargaining to cut price off. It would be better to provide free seats for old people to have a rest after spending a few hours in this place.

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Singapore
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159 reviews 159 reviews
69 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Historical Chinese streets did not look like this district with its bright array of shops selling a variety of tourist goods, but it's a fun place anyway to stroll as evidenced by the thousands of local tourists who descend upon this street, especially on weekends. Consider it a local crafts and souvenirs district and you'd be more on target, but... More 

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Oachira, India
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26 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

It is really awesome for the traditional culture exhibition. This place is ful of antiques and old valuable things. The place is very crowded and one of the very good tourist place in Tianjin. If you go there you can see a lot of antiques of China.

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Beverly Hills, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I am glad we spent time exploring this particular district. There were many art shops with traditional works and we enjoyed ducking in and out of the various stalls checking out the local work. The food situation wasn't so good there...we only saw a couple of street style restaurants, but overall, a must visit in Tianjin.

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

There many different shops and stalls in the market selling garments, clothing, trinkets all the way to expensive jewellery and statues, carving in wood and stone and much more. You should be able to bargain In most places to a third or less of the asking price in most shops. Not sure about the expensive ones! Few foreigners there which... More 

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Tianjin, China
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

How this can be called "Ancient" defies any stretch of the imagination, given that the entire area, and everything it represents, was destroyed during the "Four Olds" campaign of the 1960s. Best place I can think of to be robbed, either by pickpockets or vendors - one glimpse of a foreign face, and the prices suddenly inflate to astronomical levels.... More 

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Tianjin, China
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31 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Like most of the 'Ancient' streets in China, the buildings are relatively new, but in the old style. This however does not takeaway from its beauty and charm. The best part of a visit here is the sampling of traditional snacks and street food. As far as the shopping goes, be sure to bargain as prices are higher than elsewhere.... More 

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Qinhuangdao, China
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I really like the atmosphere on Ancient Culture Street. Unlike many tourist-centric shopping streets in China, the vendors aren't trying to follow you around or used-car salesman the living daylights out of you. There's a variety of things to buy from "antiques" to pearls to art and very odd things that don't seem like they belong. There's also a fair... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

well worth a visit - allow at least three hours to see everything. we had only one bad experience with a seller, (bag shop right by the main entrance). the old lady owner was so rude to our Chinese friend who was interpreting for us - our is a student of the university we were visiting..So nasty, she reduced her... More 

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CHINA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Here you could see lots of traditional things,And you could eat many delicious food which you cannot find in other place except TJ.

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