Tianjin Tourist Traps

  • Vendor in Ancient Culture Street
    Vendor in Ancient Culture Street
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  • Life at the street
    Life at the street
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  • Ancient Culture Street
    Ancient Culture Street
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    Tourist trap or shopping tip?

    by ZenLady34 Updated Jun 27, 2008

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    Ancient Culture Street
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    I was unsure whether I should address this tip unter "Tourist trap" or a "shopping tip". The Ancient Culture Street, which is actually built in 1995 according to my local sources.

    The place is built in old Chinese building style from Qing dynasty. The place reminded me of YuYuan Garden area in Shanghai but this place is not so big and not so stylish. Ant the name "Ancient Culture Street" actually raised my expectations and maybe therefore I was disappointed to see what it actually was.

    The shops are decorated with watercolour paintings and carved bricks. There are plenty of traditional Chinese items on sale here such as calligraphy brushes, handicrafts, kites and arts.

    The Ancient Culture Street is situated in the northeastern quarter of Tianjin, beside the Hai river. The Ancient Culture Street in Chinese is Gu(3) WénHuà Jie(1).

    Unique Suggestions: Do take a look at the items sold in here. One never knows you might find something interesting from there and do some good shopping.

    Related to:
    • Seniors
    • Women's Travel

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  • The Ming & Qing Dynasty Street is an empty shell!

    by Trailblayzer Updated Jul 27, 2007

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    We drove 45 minutes from downtown Tianjin to check this out since it was featured in the Tourist Map/brochure which is widely distributed; it turned out to be a complex of empty buildings sparsely populated with tacky shops and was mostly empty retail spaces waiting for tenants. Definitely not worth a visit for the distance and the lack of other attractions around the retail space.

    Fun Alternatives: The Ancient Culture Street in downtown Tianjin is a well populated retail development set in traditional architecture. It is much more convenient to get to and well patronised by locals.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Arts and Culture

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    In Asia today, many countries...

    by Sakura_Kobe Written Aug 24, 2002

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    In Asia today, many countries introduce new subway system. All of them are very clean and comfortable. I don't understand why the city of Tianjin is not interested in it.

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