Tianjin, formerly shared by nine countries – France, Italy, Germany, Great Britain, Russia, Japan, Belgium and Austria, boasts a marvellous historical background. The set of villas providing an exotic flavour to Tianjin enhances the scenic beauty of the whole city. Blessed with a great many tourist attractions, this city is the ideal place for a venture of exploring the stories of its rich cultural heritage. The latest travel resources have made it convenient for travellers to embark on an unforgettable journey.
Situated in the Nankai District in the famous Tianjin Municipality is the Tianjin Ancient Culture Street which was officially opened in 1986. Many tourists flock to this business street to witness its unique styles of architecture, admire standard cultural features, sample the scrumptious local refreshments and buy various folk crafts. The particularly impressive traditional architecture in the Qing Dynasty‘s folk style never fails to fascinate the visitors walking along the streets.
At the middle of this Ancient Culture Street is the Tianhou Palace which is one of the world’s only three rare Mazu Temples. It is presently the city’s folk-custom museum displaying a plethora of cultural relics and folk crafts of olden times. The visitors can catch a bird’s-eye view of the entire city from the very top of the tall two-storey Cabinet. The largest architectural structure which is standing at the east of the lane is Tong Qingli combining both western and eastern architectural styles.
Visitors fascinated by the traditional handicrafts of China are provided with dozens of stores offering a wide range of folk handicrafts which include Niren Zhang Painted Sculptures and the famed Yang Liuqing Paintings. Your craving for a taste of local cuisine will be well met here as local delicacies such as Erduoyan, tea soup, and Goubuli steamed dumplings are offered here. The cultural street has been designed with tourists interested in experiencing China’s folk customs in mind. Therefore it includes all the flavours of the city’s culture inside one lane.
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