Yangliuqing Ancient Town
Yangliuqing Ancient Town
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Traveller_Oldie
East London, South Africa263 contributions
Family
Although quite out of the way a really beautiful and interesting place to visit. Not a lot of things displayed, but generally very different to other museums. The small display of the ancient working town is really interesting.
Written June 7, 2020
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LegItAustralia
Greater Sydney, Australia133 contributions
Friends
This site is about 30 min drive from Tianjin. It was once a huge family compound that belonged to a local sea merchant. It has been well kept and is an interesting insight to a time gone by. Near-by there is a more modern area replicating the ancient times which has restaurants and small shops. There are plenty of shops selling the artwork which is famous from this area . I would recommend this as a day trip for families.
Written March 17, 2012
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Venus C
Macau, China670 contributions
Friends
This town is huge! This area is not even on my tourist book. It is located near the countryside, 30 minutes away from the city center. Taxi fare is around RMB$50. however, the taxi driver does not want to travel so far because he has to find a customer there to go back to the city center. My trip happened to be on Sunday so the place is crowded and alive!! Many hawkers are selling fruits, vegetable, clothes, cricket, stinky tofu, fake meat rock, souvenir on both sides of the street. There are many yangliu trees along the street, making such a beautiful scene. The giant golden Yangliuqing baby is remarkable. By the way, it is a double face, if you find the sun shining in the opposite direction, simply go to the other side. You will always get a good shot of the baby statue.

The Yangliuqing Museum is small but very neat and informative. They also have two rooms for workshop. The craftsman are very happy to share his story and experience about printmaking. And every so often you can hear firecrackers firing from nowhere.

The Shek Mansion is worth visiting. It is large and demonstrates family life in the olden days. Inside the mansion, the theatre room is very fascinating. All the antique furniture are still there, the lanterns and the stage are in their original setting. The ancestor map is also amazing! it is like a family tree, but it traces back many many generations! you can imagine how much work and effort in this. It also exhibits some antique lantern chinese painting, with buddhism stories preaching people to be kind to all living things.

Don't miss this area if you visit Tianjin. It has fresh air, heritage and so much to see.
Written November 10, 2014
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Fisher A
Paris, France4 contributions
Friends
It was a sunny day but the sun was not there. Why? The foggy pollution doesn't allow to see anything else. This city is really a fake story but the surronding is really chinese.
Written October 9, 2012
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Norbi S
Huizhou, China183 contributions
Friends
It was nice for an afternoon walking but in my opinion it does not worth your time if you only visit Tianjian for 1-2 days. Many things are also under reconstruction for the time being.
Written May 16, 2017
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normakk
Brisbane, Australia308 contributions
Friends
Bus 175 bus from Tianjin to Shi jia da yuan. Yangliuqing ancient town

The Shi family was one on 8 rich families in the area from 1300s, trading goods from farmers to the cities via ships on the Grand Canal. The complex has been beautifully restored with detailed information in Chinese & some English.

It is huge so easy to avoid crowds and pretend you are the head of rhe house as you wander around the garden & through the buildings. I have been there twice and love it rhe town has a huge traditional open air opera stage and square, also used as a car park.

Wander along the canal, take a boat ride, visit the other buildings & monastery. Quiet, peaceful, historical.

The town was a bustling trade centre by road & water.
Written September 26, 2019
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Lynnbond
Hurley, NY73 contributions
Solo
Small Temple, Large Gong. Walk past old home for rich guy with 4 wives. Into Flea Market type shops. Drinks with dry ice seem to be popular.
Written August 18, 2015
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Wendy W
Beijing, China8 contributions
Family
Nice chinese style architecture but it looks a bit fake. Sorry! I will recomend in any case to visit. Sonia
Written October 8, 2012
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