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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful old Chinese style market, ideal for tourists. They also have indoor areas (in case its raining or it is too hot).

Thank Stefan777-400
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think “ancient” isn’t an apt name for the street, as they’re newer buildings designed to look older, but it’s a great place for cheap souvenirs and snack foods

Thank CWeeKiwi
Reviewed June 19, 2018

LOVE this place! Towards the end of my 3 month stay, I became an expert at haggling prices in the native tongue! So don't be afraid to negotiate prices, it's expected. There are so many shops and street vendors, it's almost overwhelming but you can...More

Thank meganmpederson
Reviewed June 17, 2018

This was a stop on our tour through the cruise ship. It was a fine stop and we managed to shop for souvenirs. Of course haggling is encouraged, even by our tour operator. I wouldn't necessarily recommend a visit to the Ancient Culture Street but...More

Thank Ron S
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Ok so this is a massive tourist trap,but still as China goes though such rapid change in many of the big cities there are less and less places left where you can find some of these traditional Chinese’s things so if you want to see...More

Thank ShanghaiOfamily
Reviewed May 12, 2018

The street is lined with intriguing architectural styles and most structures are built to replicate the Qing Dynasty style. It's located on the Haihe River and is a shopper's paradise with shops selling jade carvings and pottery in the folk art galleries. Plenty of restaurants...More

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Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

If you visit Tianjin just for one day, you do not want to miss this place (古文化街). We had them tour before the May 1st nation holiday, so it was not crowded. From arts crafts (silk painting) to various snacks, it is a good place...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed May 4, 2018

There are so many jade shops, craft shops, silk and pashmina stores, toy shops, shops for traditional Chinese clothing and such along Old Culture Street. I've had small sculptures of my kids made here, found exquisite aged pu-er tea here (for my collection), and picked...More

Thank edwardhummingbird
Reviewed April 26, 2018

This market is a series of streets with an ancient shrine. There are many shops, art, sculptures, souvenirs, clothing. there are also many food vendors. There are also individuals selling trinkets and small antiques. There is a wide varity of street food, meats, fish and...More

Thank gcamp
Reviewed April 7, 2018

Great place to get an authentic experience of food, arts and crafts, Street food and the sheer number of people in Beijing. It has a unique feel of subway, carnival, flee market, and street fair. On the walk there is a temple that offers a...More

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