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Ancient Culture Street (Gu Wenhua Jie): Tours & Tickets

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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 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited ancient culture street and really enjoyed the atmosphere and the available souvenirs that were there. We also got a great bing for a snack. Nice for a wander with a very Chinese flavor. Highly recommended for visitors to Tianjin.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You have to like kitsch and crowds (which we do) to visit this fun area. Some history mixed in but it is the mixture of food and people that makes it a hit.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 8 October 2019 via mobile

Visit during the week when it is quiet for a great chance to explore & take photos. Although aimed at tourists, a great collection of historic traditions & icons. Purple cla9y antiques, crafts, food, clothes temple, souvineers, photos..

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank normakk
Reviewed 30 September 2019 via mobile

The buildings look nice but nothing much to see. We just wondering around the areas. Everywhere shops, shops, shops. Not for us. Can skip ...

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank JosephineS577
Reviewed 8 September 2019 via mobile

This area was very touristy, but it was still fun having a look round all the different shops selling all kinds of souvenirs. There was even an antiques market, which was nice to look around

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank cozzah99
Reviewed 26 August 2019 via mobile

That impressed me. Looks kinda old and modern at the same time, but with a touch or touristy. Just good foods probably

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Oleg G
Reviewed 25 August 2019

I have mixed feelings. The bad: This area claims to be historic but most of the charm is gone (just like other shopping streets throughout China). The buildings are old looking when you see the roofs BUT modern and boring shops on the first floor....More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 24 August 2019 via mobile

It was hot as anything that day but outside of the weather, we loved the ancient culture street. Many of the shops were more like museums with history and artifacts than touristy items. It was beautiful.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Honor628
Reviewed 13 July 2019 via mobile

Traditional atmosphere, souvenir shops, good place to find little something to bring home. You can find pretty much every little thing that anyone associates with China. Bought a lovely paper sun umbrella (also used it since it was smoking hot).

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 22 June 2019 via mobile

Enjoyed the street on a quite afternoon! So beautiful and authentic! Take your time and walk around, not a huge place, so you can use two hours and have a lunch. I have been told not to shop there since it is too expensive,haven’t checked...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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6 February 2019|
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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
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LaurenceF410
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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
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