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Address: Gongnan Main Street, Nankai District, Tianjin 300100, China
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Cultural and tourist area recreates an ancient Chinese street with many...

Cultural and tourist area recreates an ancient Chinese street with many colorful shops and temples.

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Great tourist trap. Though I knew this I walked around anyway. Lots of trinkets and a few high value shops. All the vendors were very friendly and enjoyed haggling over prices. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2015
Lanny S
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Tianjin, China
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Tianjin, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

It has to be done. You come to China or friends come to visit and they need to go away with a souvenir. This is the place for it. You might be able to find better bargains if you hunt the back streets, but this has a good variety in a small area and at reasonable prices. It's not ancient... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

The area is bustling with life and active people. We were surprised by the quality of some shops offering genuine, quality clothes, arts and craft. Lots of street vendors and food vendors with local delicacies such as steamed rice cakes and quail eggs. There is also the occasional brand knock-off re-seller.

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Tianjin, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Great tourist trap. Though I knew this I walked around anyway. Lots of trinkets and a few high value shops. All the vendors were very friendly and enjoyed haggling over prices. I ended up buying a few things and had a lot of fun.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Seemed to be just a tourist trap, selling cheap tourist stuff and overpriced "antiquities" and not old at all but recently constructed to look like a traditional Chinese marketplace. There were a couple of historic temples but no information in English and they were closed anyway. Very disappointing as we were expecting something genuine and vibrant.

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Thank Sue698
Tianjin, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Nice street full of small souvenir shops and some little kiosk for food and beverages. Architecture in old Chinese style, in the middle of the main street there is also a small temple to visit. Always haggle for buy some souvenirs.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

This is a must see for tourists who aren't afraid of crowds and who aren't afraid to barter. Taxis are very cheap in China, so we were able to get there easily. There is a wide range of shops - art, ornaments, jewellery, clothing etc. Most shopkeepers seemed happy to haggle. If not, we moved on as there are plenty... More 

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Ellenborough, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

This is a nice street away from cars however it is mostly about extracting money from tourists. Depending on what your after you'll find most things overpriced here as your captive audience and unless you know the price range for items the outcome may not be good. Bartering available if you speak chinese! Not bad to kill a bit of... More 

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Incheon, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Much of Tianjin that I went to is modern, such as the shopping malls along Nanjing Lu and the areas around Heping Commercial Distrcit. When and where it is old (well, not very old actually), it was buildings which were modelled after those in Europe in an era gone by. Ancient Culture Street is about the closest you can get... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Nothing special just area for tourists. If it's your first time in China then go maybe but other than that I would find somewhere else to spend my time

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

To get the flavour of Old Tianjin, just visit this place. Carry a lot of money with you to shop to your heart's content.

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