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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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Bartering at its best

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

You have to have a great time. Yes, it can, is crowded. but well worth the effort. The first time in, you should see the performance artists, wonderful. The food is good for what they have, pretty much the same as any street food. But still a good time.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Good way to spend 30-60 minutes browsing the stalls and shops and doing a spot of haggling if anything takes your fancy. Make sure and visit the sugar art man to watch an artist at work. He is very skilled and an absolute perfectionist. Our daughters got a panda shaped one and it was fascinating watching him make it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Ancient Culture Street is in the north of the city and is actually a series of streets, built in typical Tianjin style featuring Qing style architecture. The shops are decorated with watercolor paintings and carved bricks. There are plenty of traditional Chinese items on sale here such as calligraphy brushes, handicrafts, kites and fine art work. The Tianhougong (Heavenly Empress)... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Quite a big area to browse. The feel of the place is of ancient chinese experience which is doing what it is supposed to.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The most beautiful city I have visited in China is Tianjin. ...It is an ancient city where you see the mix culture between Chinese and European. Awesome. There are many European buildings because in the past Tianjin was the place for Europeans to live. To get Tianjin, it is easy. Just take bullet train. You will only need 30 minute... More 

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