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Ancient Culture Street (Gu Wenhua Jie)

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Cultural and tourist area recreates an ancient Chinese street with many colorful shops and temples.
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Gongnan Main Street, Nankai District, Tianjin 300100, China
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All reviews local snacks shops selling architectural style chinese culture cheap souvenirs arts crafts jade carvings shop houses open market great place for shopping steamed dumplings chinese new year food vendors worth a visit culture street window shopping nice place to visit
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This street in Tianjin has a lot of souvenirs shops but you must bargain a lot with the sellers. also you can taste some traditional dishes and sweet.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rawanhamaideh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would recommend it mostly to visit the Palace Temple in the area. Other than that it's a standard tourist road complex with lots of shops, souvenirs/art shops and snacks.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank SpirosKphotography
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

This might be worth a brief visit if you were nearby and needed an engraved seal to stamp documents, or some t-shirts. The layout is traditional and there’s a bell tower in the centre, but little interesting to see or buy.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank boybanker
Reviewed November 28, 2018

A number of useful shops, antiques, eye catching architecture, all make this a place where we can spend substantial time. We toured in a cab and glad that this spot was included in the itinerary.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

Nice area, but you get the feeling that everthing is new, a bit like Disneyland. Entrance price reasonable., nice museum showing local crafts.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pat D
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

I liked this market. I bought shoes and gifts for family and friends back home. You can bargain for deals in most of the shops. The bathrooms here are the traditional eastern style which is no toilet, just a ground level hole. I was with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bayareaglobetrotter
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

We did a 1/2 day tour of TianJin. As it was cold and raining, we did a fast walk through the area. Not many people were there as such. F&B establishments and shops selling nick nacks abound. The shops were closing earlier due to cold...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018

Maybe I've been to too many of these tourist spots - it takes a lot to get me enthused. The evening I went was cold, so that didn't help. The trinkets on sale are the usual dross; a mixture of kitsch crap and plastic rubbish....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gqueen8
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Lots of food, many to chose from, and performing artists, food are not expensive, there are also many restaurants.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank MIKEWONG1951
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

My friends and I went to the ancient cultural during the golden week of China. There were a lot a lot of people, but we still had fun. We get to try many street food and they were all awesome and clean. Also we get...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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February 5, 2019|
Response from gqueen8 | Reviewed this property |
I was there on a Wednesday so I can't answer definitively. However, being China, they will be on the look-out to make as much money as possible. Closing on a Sunday is primarily a western (Christian) concept. Having... More
February 5, 2019|
Response from HazelT345 | Reviewed this property |
Oh I’m not sure how much it is to get a taxi from the cruise port. But it is farley easy to flag a taxi around the place