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Sightseeing
The Ancient Culture Street-Tianjin

It is a best choice to visit the Ancient Culture Street if you want to taste the odors of Tianjin, the odors of ancientry and the odors of culture. The Ancient Culture Street, a Qing-imitated architecture, is divided into South Palace and North Palace based on Hougong Palace as the center. The characters in the heart of the South Doorway Pai lou (decorated archway) is "Jin Men Gu Li" (Jinmen as native place), while North Doorway Pailou "Gu Shang Yi Yuan" (Gushang as art cirlce). There are more than one hundred thirty shops and stores in the street which deal in the four treasures of study (i.e. writing brush, ink stick, ink slab and paper), jades and stones, clay figures, root sculpture, jewelry, headgear, calligraphy and painting, antique and so on. There are also specialty stores of folk artworks such as Yangliuqing Painting, painted sculpture of clay Figure Zhang, kites of Kites Wei. The street is the first choice for outlanders and foreigners outside of Tianijn for its unique primitive simplicity and its profound business base, which present its strong Jin-odor culture and become a characteristic tour scenery spot.

 
   
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