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Shu Yuan Men ( Ancient Culture Street)

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Address: Shuyuanmen, Beilin District, Xi'an 710001, China
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书院门 and 三学街

I don't know if the title 古代文化街 is well accepted, at least my guide book, which is very well sold doesn't mention it. The streets towards Beilin Museum are called 书院门 and 三学街... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2015
Hino, Japan
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

This is the only place I've seen in China where you can watch the people make the souveniers as you buy them. The artists are painting, making stamps (traditional Chinese things made from marble), practicing calligraphy, and so on. It's a much more peaceful walk, usually not very crowded, and the general ambiance is calm and open-minded. The artists don't... More 

1 Thank matthewrottmann
Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

You can find souvenirs, Chinese musical instruments, painting & calligraphy as well as great food. You can also watch people painting & calligraphy. Don't miss the back streets as well since it is actually spread to around streets as well.

Thank narikan7203
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Surprised that besides the gate and nothing about history or cultures but with lots of Souvenir stalls.

Thank aman2070
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

This street is located near the North gate and Inner Wall in a preserved district and offers many shops, from jewelers to craftsmen. Vendors also spread their goods on the pavement. Pleasant walk. Take your pick.

Thank frenchteddywww
Appleby-in-Westmorland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

One of our best discoveries in Xian. Great art for sale and an area for gentle browsing. We bought paintings and antiques. Belgian Bar behind Back Packers Hotel good for a beer.

1 Thank Keith-Clan
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Located near the South Gate, the ancient Cultural Street is entered through a large arched gate. The street is lined with two story buildings/stores in the architecture of dynasties past; the street made of green stone. The shops have arts and crafts of the various iterations of Xi'an history and the store fronts often have outside sales tables. We found... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Lots of ink brushes (ancient pens) for sale here. Also some food. Very near South Gate of Ancient Wall. Can walk to shopping malls from here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This was my favourite of all the towns we visited. It has a lovely safe feel about it and numerous shops to buy bits. If you are Caucasian you will be stopped and photographed numerous times by very friendly kind people.

Thank TriciaBY
Hino, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I don't know if the title 古代文化街 is well accepted, at least my guide book, which is very well sold doesn't mention it. The streets towards Beilin Museum are called 书院门 and 三学街 where many shops selling calligraphy goods such as brushes and cake inks. Even if you're not interested in calligraphy, still you can enjoy here for souvenir shoppings.... More 

1 Thank MizuhoK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Located near the South Gate this street is authentic, very local with some great gifts and souvenirs, also some small restaurants if you are game to try the dishes. A great stroll down the street is a must.

Thank Chris101111

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