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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 worth trying steamed dumplings chinese new year food vendors worth a visit culture street window shopping
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Actuality walked along 海河 (Hai He). It took 2hrs or so but this included numerous stops along the way to take photos since it was a relatively smog free day. The walk in itself along the river is very pleasant.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place was closed for the day. But still managed to get a feel of the place from the outside. Each painting tells a story of time gone by. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In winter vacation,my parents,my grandmother and I drove to Tianjin,we went there for eating and shopping.You should go to the Ancient Culture Street because that is a symbol of Tianjin's culture.That day was very cold,with strong wind,but with big amount of people,it was quite warm.But...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had an hour walking around this shopping area. Many of the shops sold similar stuff but there were a few gems appealing to more than tourists. Worth trying to barter on larger purchases.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 8, 2019 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
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Reviewed January 28, 2019

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
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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
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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
1  Thank Vishnu_Pendyala
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
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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
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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