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Ancient Culture Street (Gu Wenhua Jie)

Gongnan Main Street, Nankai District, Tianjin 300100, China
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Cultural and tourist area recreates an ancient Chinese street with many colorful shops and temples.
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good46%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“local snacks” (6 reviews)
“shops selling” (7 reviews)
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Gongnan Main Street, Nankai District, Tianjin 300100, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went during the National Day holidays. Even without the press of a large crowd, this place would not be interesting - the usual tourist trinkets and souvenirs that you can get anywhere. We ducked into the temple to escape the crowd but it was...More

Thank Sam B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst this may be an area depicting ancient culture, it is very modern and is basically a tourist trap where you can buy recently made "antiques" or jade like products. Visit if close by but not worth a special trip.

Thank pttbw
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Plenty of things to see here. All sorts of knick knacks would be repetitively sold as you stroll through the lanes so it would be worth the wait if you wish to scout for the best price! Items like jade, local snacks and local craft...More

Thank Jacquelyn Y
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Built to look old, but isn't. Lots of shops featuring traditional crafts and arts. There's also a temple, but it was closed when we were there. Lots of restaurants. It's an ok area. Very touristy. And crowded.

Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

I went to this place in the afternoon and it was really got (summer). This place provides you the ancient stores selling traditional goods, like painting, statues, and traditional jewelries. Just prepare 1 hour visiting this place.

Thank Johan W
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

If you want to get a feeling for her old Chinese heritage, this is a place to go. A lot of unique shops and museums. We can plan on spending a whole day here.

1  Thank Tami D
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

The Ancient Culture Street of Tianjin is a nice place to spend a day. The location had a modern feel to it, though it still preserves a lot of traditional Tianjin. The place feel really catered to tourists, with vendors selling all sorts of souvenirs...More

1  Thank Ryan R
Reviewed 25 June 2017

This is an ancient street, but it has a modern feel; catered for tourists, so it sells many souvenir items, food, clothing, and so on. Look out for seasonal bargains. It's quite enjoyable to just stroll along the street and to soak up the atmosphere....More

Thank glyn0220
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

This area is a great place to visit to see various types of Chinese culture - art and craft, food, music, performing arts etc. it has a good atmosphere and can get very busy on weekends. There are lots of shops with a variety of...More

Thank Kate M
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

It is quite varied in that there is a lot to see and do but also a lot to buy. Obviously there is a load of tat but also plenty of good Chinese souvenirs.

Thank John O
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