The Ancient/Old Cultural Street of Tianjin (天津古文化街)

The Ancient/Old Cultural Street (天津古文化街) of Tianjin is one of the few major tourist spots in the city. The 580-metre-long Ancient Cultural Street is home to many Tianjin’s old traditions but now it is all commercial driven. It is in the north of the city and is actually a series of streets by the Haihe River, built in typical Qing style architecture.
When I was there over the weekend it was very crowded. Most of the stuff selling there are a lil overpriced in my personal opinion but it also depends on how good are you at bargaining. Stuff ranging from the famous Tianjin delicacies – 桂发祥十八街麻花, 果仁张,泥人张, to traditional Chinese Cheongsam, paintings, and many other Chinese stuff. It is also home to the famous Tian Hou Gong Temple (天后宫). The one thing that I enjoyed the most was the demonstration of making sugar candy that comes in many shapes like fish, eagles & many other animals shape.

Address : 天津南开区东北隅东门外

果仁张 (Guo Ren Zhang)
Inside Guo Ren Zhang
Ni Ren Zhang (泥人张)
Tian Hou Gong (天后宫)
Tian Hou Gong (天后宫)
Tian Hou Gong (天后宫)

Sugar Candy in Fish Shape

Making of the Sugar Candy

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