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Traveller_Oldie wrote a review Jun 2020
East London, South Africa238 contributions59 helpful votes
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.
Date of experience: June 2020
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normakk wrote a review Sep 2019
Brisbane, Australia309 contributions56 helpful votes
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. …
Date of experience: September 2019
Norbi S wrote a review May 2017
Huizhou, China183 contributions42 helpful votes
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.
Date of experience: May 2017
Lynnbond wrote a review Aug 2015
Hurley, New York73 contributions19 helpful votes
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.
Date of experience: July 2015
Venus C wrote a review Nov 2014
Macau, China676 contributions147 helpful votes
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.…
Date of experience: November 2014