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Tianjin offers a variety of goods ranging from traditional handicrafts to international commodities. The local products, such as Yangliuqing New Year Posters, Zhang’s Painted Clay Figurines and Wei’s Kites, have enjoyed national reputations. They are wonderful mementos of your shopping experience in Tianjin. The most famous shopping districts in Tianjin are Binjiang Dao Business Street and Heping Lu Business Street, which are the most prosperous in this city.

Zhang’s Painted Clay Figurines

"Painted Clay Figurine Zhang" of Tianjin is a popular folk artifact that first started during Emperor Daoguang's reign of the Qing Dynasty, with a development history of over 180 years. The "Clay Figurine Zhang" painted sculptures raised the traditional clay figuring making to the artistic level of circular engravure, with the adornment of colors and props, forming a unique style. "Clay Figurine Zhang" features a wide range of subjects and is applied with simple and elegant colors, with special attention paid to raw material selection. That's why the works can last a long time without getting dried or cracked. The figures and animals of "Clay Figurine Zhang" bear resemblance to the real thing in both appearance and spirit.

Yangliuqing New Year Poster

The Yangliuqing New Year Poster is a popular wood engraving painting in North China. The art form inherits the painting skills of Ming and Yuan Dynasty, integrates with the colored drawing and forms its unique style. As Yangliuqing Town is the birthplace of this art form, it is called Yangliuqing New Year Poster.

Tianjin Ancient Culture Street

Tianjin Ancient Culture Street is composed of simulation of small shops in the Qing Dynasty. Taking Tian Hou Temple of Yuan Dynasty as the center, the Culture Street is located at the northeast corner of Tianjin Nankai District, outside the east gate, in the west bank of Haihe River, reaches the northeast corner on the north, located in the downtown area, started from Laotieqiao Main Street (Gongbei Street), faces Haihe River on the east, reaching Shuige Main Street on the south (Gongnan Street). There is a memorial archway at the North corner and the South corner separately, writes "hometown of Jinmen " and "Art Gallery of Gushang", 687 meters long and 5 meters wide. Here is a shopping mall, also the gathering place for the ancient ritual of sacrificing to the god of the sea and for the entertainment of the boatman. In the past it was destroyed and now some parts of the Culture Street are restored, including Tian Hou Temple, Gongbei Street, Gongnan Street. Tian Hou Temple, commonly known as "the Queen of Heaven Palace", is the main tourism item on the ancient culture street.


Last Updated on Friday, 28 June 2013 10:27