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“Great location”

Tunxi Ancient Street
Ranked #2 of 82 things to do in Huangshan
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Seremban, Malaysia
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great location”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

Lots of antique goods to buy and see. Lots of good food to buy & eat and the prices are reasonable. It is a must visit place if you on your away to Hunagshan.

Visited April 2014
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Overland Park, Kansas
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Sweet Shopping and some Ancient buildings”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was the most fun my wife and I had shopping during our entire China trip. The streets were not that packed and there were lots of shops with little trinkets. What's better is that there are not a lot of Americans, most of the shoppers are Chinese tourists. It's way easier to get a good deal on some nice stuff this way.
The buildings are ancient and amazing to look at.
We purchased some "antique" vases on this road too. Who knows if they are really. I doubt it, we didn't pay much. We would have paid what we paid for replicas.

The taxi drivers are so cheap in Tunxi. It's 8RMB for pickup and you can get almost anywhere without going over the pickup fee. BUT, the drivers knew we were American so one time we had a driver take a longer way back to our hotel, so it cost us 10RMB ($1.80). : ) No big deal. We ended up making friends with a taxi driver and so he got us where we wanted to go right on time, he even waited for us if we were taking short trips and he came back to pick us up on yellow mountain. He never overcharged us. We rewarded him with 200 RMB at the end of our two days. It was like having our own personal guard. He didn't speak English but he had a translator on his phone and I had one on my phone so we got everything figured out.

BTW if you are an American venturing off the beaten path in China you should either purchase a data pack for your phone or get a sim card once you get to China. You will need internet for something!

I'd recommend checking out the whole city. There is absolutely nothing American to do but you could get a peak at what life as a Chinese person is really like. The city is pretty and the land around the city is gorgeous.

Visited June 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
41 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“A beautiful & quiet Tunxi Old Town”
Reviewed June 18, 2014

I have toured many old towns of China (almost each county will surely have at least, one). I feel Tunxi Old Town not as populated with tourists and the people are very laid-back. It is serene, down-to-earth and liveable. Love this old town!

Remember to buy the small little yellow chrysanthemum flowers back to brew tea. They are very tasty. TIP: How to choose - Choose those little one closed up and have not blossomed yet. A cupful with 3 litres of water with some rock sugar cube chill your day!

Visited July 2013
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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“Pleasant street”
Reviewed May 30, 2014

On our way back from Huangshan Mountain we had a lot of time to kill before the night train to Nanjing and that is why we went to see this famous street.

Somewhere on our way from the station, we entered a tea shop and tasted some tea. When we got to the Tunxi Ancient Street (by bus nr 12, 1 yuan – a good alternative if you don’t want to walk there), we were interested in tea shops, but the shopkeepers were not willing to offer us tea tasting. We finally bought some wonderful tea anyway. And a bag of delicious cookies - we could taste them before purchase.
There are many lovely shops and the sellers are not pushy, which we really liked.

Visited April 2014
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Nanjing County, China
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“you've seen one old street you've seen them all”
Reviewed April 20, 2014

this is a typical chinese attempt to make an old street for commerce. You'll find one in every city in China. Not worth the time if you had already seen other "old street"

Visited April 2014
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