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Ancient Culture Street (Gu Wenhua Jie)

Gongnan Main Street, Nankai District, Tianjin 300100, China
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Ranked #1 of 94 shopping in Tianjin
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Malls
Description: Cultural and tourist area recreates an ancient Chinese street with many colorful shops and temples.
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Qinhuangdao, China
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
2 reviews
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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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

It was a nice day .the experience was real good. It took me to the old days of China. I felt as if I am in the 18th century. there are lots of things to see. if you want to feel the ancient Chinese culture this is a real good place. there are lots of souvenir-shop. I bought lots of... More

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Dalian, China
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

This is a great street to visit when in Tianjin because it just brings you back to China of old. Tons of inexpensive trinkets and and art, and yes, it is always good to request a lower price. The fooderys are very good here and you will have many to chose from as well. Friends live in nearby Hexi and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

It was really good and it is good to shop for souvenirs for friends of buy food to eat. This place is also crowed but it was actually good having crowds because you can hear happiness. I also liked taking pictures with the little dragon statues.

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Tianjin, China
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Nice place to stroll during Autumn. A handful of shops selling gourds. Been there many times over the year family. Good to visit closer to Chinese New Year to get the feel of the festival, but may be a bit crowd.Worth a visit.

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Changsha, China
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

a great place to stroll around, either as a tourist or a foreign resident. There is plenty of choice of souvenirs from cheap and tacky to skilled crafts. Take your time and have a good look around, there are bargains if you look for them, especially if you are looking for something different. Has a lively atmosphere.

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Xiamen, China
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

It is a lot of fun to visit Ancient Culture Street in Tianjin. I have been there on several occasions over the last five years. Like most things in China you have to take the good with the bad. There are several shops and outdoor vendors with similar goods; most of which are worthless unless you are just buying a... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

As many have said, this is worth the walk and a good experience, but nothing overly special. The goods range from the standard souvenirs and silk found throughout major Chinese cities to some shops that were more unique. Nonetheless, it's worth walking around to check out if you have some time to kill or need to pick up souvenirs for... More

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