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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 chinese culture local snacks architectural style shops selling chinese new year arts crafts jade carvings hand made souvenir items steamed dumplings food vendors worth a visit window shopping interesting architecture culture street nice place to visit walk around
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fun streets. The stuff being sold wasn’t really what we cared for but it was still a nice area. Lots of little treats to get along the way

Thank Daylebag
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great spectacle. I’m not sure what I enjoyed more—taking in the scene myself or watching my 13 year old react to the organized chaos of it all. Enjoy the sensory overload with smells, tastes, sounds, and sights. Make sure to try the...More

Thank Larry P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an interesting place and very popular among Chinese tourists. I don’t know how “ancient” it is but it is worth a visit.

Thank Christian R
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Beautiful street with ancient Chinese classical architecture. Lots of Chinese traditional handicrafts such as jade items, paintings within bottles and souvenirs sold in shop houses as well as market stalls along the street. In my opinion, the best place to get souvenirs and local specialty...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2018

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 9 August 2018 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 20 June 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 18 June 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 13 May 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
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