ancient Cultural Street
The 580-metre-long Ancient Cultural Street is a major tourist destination where Tianjin's old traditions remain largely intact. Imitation Qing buildings, which house nearly 100 shops are scattered along the street with the Tianhou Temple in the center. Built in 1320 during the Yuan, the Tianhou (Heavenly Queen) Temple, also known as Temple of the Patron Goddess, is one of many temples established in China's coastal areas in honour of the mythological angel known more popularly as Mazu. Grand sacrificial ceremonies were held in the temple on Mazu's birthday, which fell on the 23rd day of the 3rd lunar month. Today the temple has been converted into the Tianjin Folklore Museum.
Tianjin Ancient Culture Street with 600 years history, standing in the area of key section in upstream of the Haihe River, is located in Nankai district of Tianjin. Covering an area of 224,200 sq meters, it used to be one of earliest water transport docklands in Tianjin where is one of the busiest cities of commerce and trade in history.
Tianjin Ancient Cultural Street rebuilt in 1980's is one of the great successes in the renovation and redevelopment. The whole block is still conserved the existing urban pattern and tissue of traditional Chinese layout. The lanes and houses in the Street are almost preserved in a good condition with Tianjin local feathers.
Ancient Culture Street is in the north of the city and is actually a series of streets, built in typical Tianjin style featuring Qing style architecture. The shops are decorated with watercolor paintings and carved bricks. There are plenty of traditional Chinese items on sale here such as calligraphy brushes, handicrafts, kites and fine art work.
The Confucius Temple was built during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) and is also located close to the Ancient Culture Street.
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